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Abbaye du Thoronet

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

The Abbaye du Thoronet 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.

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> Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet
French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese
Reservations: 3 days
Duration: 1 hr

> Touch models for the visually impaired

> Guided tour
Reservation required
Duration: 1 hr

> Private visit outside standard opening hours
Reservation required

Practical information

Opening hours


Last admission 30 mn before closing time.
Evacuation 10 mn before closing time.

From 2 January to 31 March

Open every day 10.00-13.00 / 14.00-17.00

From 1st April to 30 September

Open every day 10.00-18.30

From 1st October to 31 December

Open every day 10.00-13.00 / 14.00-17.00

Closing days

1 January, 1 May, 1 & 11 November and 25 December


Abbaye du Thoronet Abbaye du Thoronet

Ph. : 33 / (0)4 94 60 43 90Fax : 33 / (0)4 94 60 43 94
GPS coordinatesLatitude : 43.4501Longitude : 6.3081Plan your route

From Aix-en-Provence

A 8, exit n° 35 Le Cannet des Maures or N 7 to Cannet des Maures, then D 79 to l'Abbaye du Thoronet.

From Cannes

A 8, salida Cannet-des-Maures, N 7 to Féjus then D 17 to Abbaye du Thoronet and D 79


Useful addresses:

Thoronet Tourist Office
tél. : (33) (0)4 94 60 10 94

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