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Trip Planner: Europe / France / Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur / Var / Le Thoronet / Abbaye du Thoronet
Made entirely of stone blocks--cut and assembled by hand, without the use of cement or mortar--Abbaye du 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. Take a look at our Le Thoronet tour planner to schedule your visit to Abbaye du Thoronet and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Abbaye du Thoronet reviews
This was an unexpected gem that was not on the agenda but should have been. An amazing experience - historically, architecturally, acoustically, and personally. The simplicity of the abbey belies...
This was an unexpected gem that was not on the agenda but should have been. An amazing experience - historically, architecturally, acoustically, and personally. The simplicity of the abbey belies... more »
Don't visit now. place is loaded with security/covid police. they coral you thru the building. it has the feeling of "they" own it. Even if you pay taxes in France - Gov still owns it. Also...
Don't visit now. place is loaded with security/covid police. they coral you thru the building. it has the feeling of "they" own it. Even if you pay taxes in France - Gov still owns it. Also... more »
Worth the visit, PLEASE pay the £3 for the audio tour device because it makes such a difference and makes this amazing abbey woth the visit. Its 911 years old! There is am actor also voicing the part of an abbot and what he saw in his day, it made the visit come alive.
The Abbey is beautifully built with gorgeous stone. It is filled with history and a worthwhile visit if you are in the area
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