Le Thoronet Abbey sticks in the mind as the "chef d'oeuvre" of Roman Provencal Art. The abbey is admired for the simplicity of it's architecture which emits a sensation of serenity and oneness.
However Le Thoronet is also a typical village in the River Argens valley. The landscape is typical of Provencal limestone country, the garrigue and green oaks, rosemary, thyme and olive trees which sway gently in the breeze.
13 hamlets are distributed among the wild valleys. Linked by quiet rural lanes they offer the opportunity for some beautiful, easy walks
Moreover if you wish to get even closer to nature try an adventure down the river by canoe or kayak, and reach those even more inaccessible and secret locations. You're not sure what you might find !
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The River Argens :
The only way to truly discover the heart of the Argens is by canoe. If you haven't already tried it, now's the time, if you are a canoer you'll love it. Canoeing among the wonderful protected natural surroundings of the river is a real pleasure.
You can gain access to the river below the château (take the Lorgues road and after 1 km take the "chemin des Fadons" on the right for 500 m, and the canoe base is on the left). You can go downstream towards Entraigues or alternatively return to the Château starting from the Camails bridge on the Carcès road, (D84).
Do not miss: The Thoronet Abbey :
L'Abbaye du Thoronet :