Historic site and monument
on Le Thoronet

Abbaye du Thoronet

A Cistercian wonder in the heart of the Var’s forest !
Built at the end of the 12th Century, the Thoronet Abbey is one of the “3 Provençal Sisters”. Celebrated by the book “Les Pierres Sauvages”, the church & monastery strongly express the Cistercian idealism, full of simplicity & rigour that St Benoit inspired.
The Abbey of Le Thoronet was built according to an ancestral technique, using cut stone and no mortar. It is a powerful expression of the simplicity and rigor of the Cistercian ideal advocated by Saint Benedict.

Visit at your own pace, with the help of a leaflet or audioguide, in an introductory room.

Guided tour (50 min.) to discover the history and architecture of the monument, Cistercian monasticism and the Middle Ages. The tour is accompanied by singing in the abbey church. Open year-round, mornings and afternoons.

Themed tours on Wednesdays by prior arrangement: building archaeology, Cistercian architecture and symbolism, sacred music in the Middle Ages.
We speak : German, English, French, Italian, Dutch


  • Religious heritage
  • Abbey

Location details

  • Forest location


Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visit services

  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Guided group tours on request


Opening hours from 01 January to 31 December 2024

Exceptional closure(s)

  • 01/01/2024
  • 01/05/2024
  • 01/11/2024
  • 11/11/2024
  • 25/12/2024


Full price
9 €
Reduced price
7.5 €
3 €
Family booklet for younger children with games for €2

Cistercian Itinerary in Provence: your admission ticket entitles you to reduced rates at Sylvacane and Sénanque (and vice versa).

Itineraire 2 sites incontournables de Provence: your admission ticket entitles you to special rates at the Commanderie de Peyrassol and the Domaine du Rayol (and vice versa).

Your admission ticket entitles you to reduced rates at the Cloitre de Fréjus (and vice versa).
Free for children under : 18 year(s)

Payment options

  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash



  • Toilets
  • Car park


  • Shop
  • Guided tours

On-site activities

  • Concert
  • Temporary exhibition

Dog friendly

Pets are not allowed

Adapted tourism

Adapted service : Relief map, tactile model or audio device description available at the reception


Abbaye du Thoronet
83340 Le Thoronet
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