Discover the Thoronet Abbey, a must-see if you are in the region!

Stroll or enjoy a guided tour of Thoronet Abbey. The guides are historians who will help you discover this fabulous place in a very different way!
Make the most of a family day to visit this place brimming with history.

Discover Thoronet Abbey

The Thoronet Abbey, part of the Cîteaux order, is one of the three Cistercian abbeys of Provence with those of Silvacane and Sénanque. It was built between 1160 and 1190 and completed in 1250.
Considered a masterpiece in its own right, it was renovated in 1841 after the Revolution, more than 600 years after its construction.

Thanks to the simplicity and purity of its volumes, it was an example of contemporary architecture for generations of architects.

iStock - Thoronet Abbey

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Guided tour

Free visit

Enjoy a self-guided tour with the help of a leaflet in 7 different languages (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch and Japanese). You can discover this magnificent abbey and all its secrets at your own pace.

Guided tour

A guided tour is offered to learn more about the construction of the abbey, its history, etc.
Times: Every day at 10:30, 11:30, 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30 in July, August and September.

Timetables, Prices & Services

Opening hours

1 April to 30 September: 10am to 6.30pm except Sundays from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6.30pm.
1 October to 31 March: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm except Sundays from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm


Individual fee: 8€
Free for :

  • Under 18s
  • 18 to 25 years old EU nationals and/or residents
  • During the European Heritage Days
  • 1st Sunday of the month (from 1 February to 31 March)

Prices for guided tours :

  • Full price: €7.50
  • Group rate (from 20 adults): 6€.
  • 18-25 year olds from outside the European Union: €4.50

Free for :

  • Under 18s
  • 18-25 year olds from 28 EU countries
  • Holders of the Education Pass from the Ministry of Education
  • People with disabilities
  • Jobseekers
  • RSA beneficiary


  • Large car park on site
  • Picnic tables available
  •  Playground for children
  • Fast food (May to September)
  • Bookstore/shop


How to come by car ?

From Aix-en-Provence :

- A8 exit n°35 Le Cannet des Maures or N7 to Le Cannet des Maures.
- D79 to the Abbaye du Thoronet.

From Cannes:

- A8 exit at Le Cannet-des-Maures, N7 towards Fréjus then
- D17 towards the Abbaye du Thoronet and D79.