The "jewel" of Cistercian abbeys.Built between 1160 and 1230, Le Thoronet Abbey, together with Silvacane and Sénanque, is one of three Cistercian abbeys in Provence.
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  2. 83340 Le Thoronet, France
  3. 33/(0)494604390
  4. http://www.le-thoronet.fr/en/
  5. Working hours*:
    June 15 - September 30
    10:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 18:30
  6. Prices*:
    Adult - 8€
  7. * - opening and closing times as well as entrance prices, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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An example for contemporary architecture. Generations of architects were inspired by the purity and simplicity of the internal space, dictated mainly by the organisation of community life. Le Corbusier visited the site in 1953 and wrote: "In these days of ‘raw concrete’, however fêted, welcome and blessed it may be, this was such a marvellous encounter along the way."

Last Updated: 14 January, 2022