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Le Thoronet

 
Departement of Var - Population: 1.316 h - Surface: 5.278 ha

7 km from Cannet des Maures by the N7 and then the D17 and D79 alternatively by the D13 junction with the N7 at Flassans sur Issole. 8km from the A8 (Paris-Nice).

Le Thoronet - Abbey


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.


Le Thoronet - Church


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 !


A voir :
L'Argens :

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 :

It's the main reason why you are here, and you're right because it is the most beautiful place. The architecture of this Cistercian Abbey, built between 1160 and 1190, is one of the most purest examples of Roman architecture in Provence. It emits the most profound sensations of purity and serenity. The structure of the Church, monks' dormitories and the cloisters were built in dry dressed stone, using ancient techniques. -> More information (in French)



Promenez-vous :
Les marcheurs vont être heureux car un grand nombre de chemins ruraux sont ouverts au public. Cela permet de découvrir la garrigue, végétation caractéristique de la moyenne vallée de l'Argens où se côtoient les chênes verts, le pin d'Alep, le romarin, le thym, le ciste cotonneux, l'olivier...plans disponibles à l'office du tourisme.



What to see:

Visit of the Abbaye du Thoronet Book your visit online
13 hamlets.


Leisure activities:

Walking and mountain biking.
Canoe. Kayak. Fishing.
Cyclo-tourism


Accommodation:

Hotel-Restaurant.
Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.


Neighbouring villages:

Lorgues (9 km), Cabasse (9 km), Carcès (13 km) and Entrecasteaux (13 km).






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