Abbaye du Thoronet - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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Thoronet Abbey is one of three Cistercian abbeys in southeast France. This iconic building was built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. One of the first buildings in France to be listed as a historic monument is Thoronet Abbey.

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Verdon Gorge

Verdon Gorge

34.72km from Abbaye du Thoronet

The Verdon Gorge is an inspiring canyon in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region of France. It was formed by the Verdon River, which is named for its turquoise-green color, one of the location's distinguishing characteristics. The gorge is very popular with tourists, who can drive around its rim, rent kayaks to travel on the river, or hike.

Lake of Sainte-Croix

Lake of Sainte-Croix

35.11km from Abbaye du Thoronet

The Lake of Sainte-Croix is an eyecatching man-made lake that was formed by the construction, between 1971 and 1974 of a reinforced-concrete arch dam by the name of the dam of Sainte-Croix. It is fed by the Verdon at the outlet of the Verdon Gorge. The lake is approx. 10 km long and at its widest point approx. 3 km wide.

Citadel of Saint-Tropez Maritime History Museum

The Citadel of Saint-Tropez is a historic building containing one of the most visited attractions in Saint Tropez, as well as the Maritime History Museum. The museum displays the work, artifacts, and other objects related to the lives of sailors as well as the sea activities that took place many centuries ago. The Citadel was constructed based on the drawings of engineer Raymond de Bonnefons in 1602 and 1608.

Sainte-Baume

Sainte-Baume

43.23km from Abbaye du Thoronet

The Sainte-Baume is a mountain ridge in southern France. It is one of the hiker's paradise and a major pilgrimage site in France.

Port-Cros

Port-Cros

51.88km from Abbaye du Thoronet

Port-Cros is a beautiful French island in the Mediterranean island group known as Les d'Hyères. The island is 4 kilometers wide and its highest point is 199 meters.

Château de la Napoule

Château de la Napoule

55.22km from Abbaye du Thoronet

The Château de la Napoule is a restored castle and a historical landmark located in Mandelieu-la-Napoule. The castle was built by the Countess of Villeneuve in the fourteenth century. Over the centuries it was rebuilt several times. The present structure was built by American artist Henry Clews in 1919.

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is one of the most popular holiday regions in the south of France. Its identity as a geographical region is a holdover from the days of the Roman Empire. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is famous for its sunny weather, colorful countryside, tradition, wine, food, and language.

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