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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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  • beautiful Cistercian Abbey, nice tour with a guide, full of knowledge and makes us really share his passion. It's nice to know this life, away from the world, and to understand what he was doing with their own knowledge. the visit lasts 1 h 30, but time passes quickly and the end of the tour is even more beautiful when the guide sings in the Abbey a Gregorian chant. It's absolutely great I highly recommend this tour
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  • See because in art Cistercian it is always interesting to see and appreciate how and how the monks organized and batissaient their abbeys from geographical location...
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  • Worth a visit, nice tour, in an austere setting. Enjoy tours and be sure to see the film broadcast in the cellar.
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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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