Le Thoronet forms with her two "sisters" Silvacane and Senanque the famous trio of Cistercian abbeys in the Provence. Built between 1160 and 1230, in an isolated spot near Lorgues in the Var, the church and cloister of Le Thoronet are quintessential expressions of Cistercian art by the complete absence of ornamentation, the purity of line and simplicity of form.
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