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Abbey of Le Thoronet

Abbey of Le Thoronet / Abbaye du Thoronet [Public Owner]

Cultural Route
  • European Route of Cistercian Abbeys
Country
  • France
Member Category
  • Other
  • Heritage Site
Member Status
Individual
Year of Accession to Membership
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Contact Details
Abbaye du Thoronet (Abbey of Le Thoronet)
FR-83340 Le Thoronet

Tel: +33 (0)4 94 60 43 96
Website: www.le-thoronet.fr
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Contact Person
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Main Town/Region
Le Thoronet (Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)
Site Town/Region
Le Thoronet (Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)
Main GPS Location
43.464380, 6.262266
Site GPS Location
43.464380, 6.262266
UNESCO World Heritage List
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European Heritage Label
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Other Heritage Labels
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Description
The Abbey of Le Thoronet is a former monastery which became Cistercian in the 13th century. The complex was bought by the State in 1854. Prosper Mérimée and Viollet le Duc were fascinated by their masterpiece which allowed the Abbey to be restored to its original appearance (www.cister.net/abbayes/fr/35/thoronet). Today, the Centre des monuments nationaux is entrusted with the management of the site of Le Thoronet.
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