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Abbey of Thoronet, Le Thoronet

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Made entirely of stone blocks--cut and assembled by hand, without the use of cement or mortar--Abbey of Thoronet lies in forested hills between Draguignan and Brignoles. The abbey buildings, church, and cloisters were built from 1160 to 1190 and reflect the Ancient style of architecture. The compound also includes an adjoining chapter house, dormitory, storeroom, and cloisters. Wander the site at your leisure, or ask about a guided tour. To visit Abbey of Thoronet on your trip to Le Thoronet, use our Le Thoronet trip generator.
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  • It's close to home, I take everyone, family, friends come to visit us in Provence. The place is exceptional because of its location in the forest of the Thoronet, as well as due to the exceptional conservation of buildings. The Abbey Church has an amazing acoustic.
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  • A majestic and timeless place. To fully enjoy your visit there, take the guided tour.
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  • Beautiful Cistercian Abbey. Well preserved. For lovers of history and architecture. I find the price of entry for my pricey part. Therefore, the guided tour to make it interesting. Pets are not allowed. So we made the visit separated while one kept the dog who couldn't stay in the car because of the outdoor temperature.
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  • With a fair price of €7.50 (free for Europeans under 26), you get access to the whole abbaye and you can fallow a guide with no additional fee. Our guide was an encyclopedia that knew the entire story of the abbey with passion. Entering the church, she will explain the incredible acoustic and will demonstrate it with a religious song that she will sing with talent. It is essential to follow a guide to understand everything about this place. It is wonderful, well preserved and managed with passion and respect.
  • Very beautiful abbey with quiet surroundings try to avoid the rush by delaying your visit to late afternoon .
  • Not informative or interesting. The interior is plain, unfurnished and boring. The outside gardens were mostly dead and uncared for. It's a waste of time and money.
  • Wouldn't stay all day but certainly worth a look. Kids find it possibly a little boring though!
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