Garden Abbaye de Valsaintes
French Decor & GardensJulie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & Culture

The Remarkable Garden at Abbaye de Valsaintes is a Must Visit

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I have always loved gardens, although I have to admit to not being a great gardener myself. A summer garden with deep herbaceous borders, filled with the scent and colour of roses is always a delight and we have some delightful ones around us in …

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Abbaye du Thoronet Var @PerfProvence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGinger and NutmegRoad Trips South of France

Must See Treasures of the Var

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Looking for things to see or do while you are in the Var? Here, are a few not-to-be-missed sites: The Thoronet in the Var one of three Cistercian abbeys in Provence. L’Abbaye du Thoronet was classified as a French historical monument in 1840. Restoration work started the year after and still continues today. …

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Thoronet Abbey
Ginger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Thoronet Abbey a Cistercian Treasure in Provence

By nutmeg L’Abbaye du Thoronet was first classified as a historic French monument in 1840. Restoration work started the year after and still continues today. Nutmeg wanted to visit the Thoronet Abbey as they had already seen the “sister” abbeys Silvacane and Sénanque. The straightforward design of these buildings produced …

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