Abbey of Thoronet

Abbey of Thoronet

Grimaud

Abbey of Thoronet: one of the ‘Three Sisters of Provence’, former Cistercian abbey located in the peaceful Var region.

The Abbey of Thoronet is located in the peaceful Var region and it is one of the most important Cistercian abbeys in Provence.
Founded in 1146, the Abbey of Thoronet reached its greatest development in  XIII century and it is one of the best example of Cistercian original art with an extremely simple and sober architecture and its austere magnificence.
The Abbey of Thoronet was restored in XIX century by architect Revoil and his successor Formigé but works are still underway. This is the reason why visitors are not allowed in some parts of the building.  
Abbey of Thoronet
Opening Hours:
Open 7 days a week
1 April - 30 September 10am-6.30pm  (on Sundays 10am-12 am/ 2pm-6.30pm )
1 October-31 March 10am 1pm/ 2pm-5pm (on Sundays 10am-12am/ 2pm-5pm)
Closed:
1 January, 1 May, 11 November, 25 December
Price:
7 €
Concessions ( 18- 25 years): 4,50 €
Groups (minimum 20 people): 5,50 €
Free for young people under 18
Access:
Abbey of Thoronet
83340 Le Thoronet
Tel. : 33 / (0) 4 94 60 43 90              (0) 4 94 60 43 90       
Fax: 33 / (0) 4 94 60 43 94
From Aix-en-Provence: A8, exit n ° 35 Le Cannet des Maures or N 7 Le Cannet des Maures, then D 79 for Abbey of Thoronet
From Cannes: A8, exit Le Cannet des Maures, N 7 Féjus , then D 17 for Abbey of Thoronet and D 79  30 km South-West of Draguignan
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