Rendez-vous at the Abbey of Thoronet

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Rendez-vous at the Abbey of Thoronet Abbaye du Thoronet 83340 Le Thoronet fr

A Cistercian abbey set in secluded woods, famous for its remarkable stonework

The Abbaye du Thoronet in Provence was built at the end of the 12th century. It is one of the “Three Sisters of Provence” (with Senanque and Silvacane Abbeys) and one of the finest examples of Cistercian architecture. The whole monastery is a forceful expression of the simplicity and precision of the order of Saint Bernard.

Practical information

  • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese
  • Touch models for the visually impaired
  • Guided tour: French
  • Reservation required for groups
  • Prestigious visit outside standard opening hours (reservation required)


  • To the North from Cannes/ Aix-en-Provence, at 30 km from Draguignan
  • From Cannes or Aix-en-Provence: A8, exit Le Luc Le Cannet des Maures, then D17


Abbaye du Thoronet
83340 Le Thoronet
Tel: +33 (0)4 94 60 43 90

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