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Le Thor

Le Thor , a provençal town near Avignon

Le Thor > Thouzon's cave > Thouzon's castle

Le Thor is a pleasant little provençal town in the heart of the Sorgues rivers country. The Douzabas gate, with its clock and its campanile shows the centre of the city.

Le Thor owns a noteworthy architectural heritage : some ruins of the old city walls but above all a superb provençale Romanesque church.

The village was founded i the early Middle-Age, it developed around a castle and by drainage of the surrounding swampy soils.

The river arms go across the city and give a welcome freshness during summertime. The Sorgues rivers criss-cross the village and the country around, irrigating fields and orchads.

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Le Thor's Romanesque church Notre Dame du Lac was built in the 12th century. It still keeps its original shape since. Only the bell-tower was restored in the 19th century.

The massive nave is typical of the Romanesque churches in Provence. This church is an example exceptionnally well-preserved of the Romanesque art in Provence.

Its nave is also very high for a Romanesque building, it is covered with a ribbed vault, characteristic of the gothic architecture. This is one of the first gothic vault in Provence.

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The difference with other Romanesque churches in Provence remains in the rich sculptural decoration outdoor, on the western façade door and on the porch of the southern façade.

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Just 2 km from Le Thor, a nice walk to the top of the Thouzon hill will bring you to the suggestive ruins of a fortified monastery from the Middle-age. Underground, the spectacular Thouzon cave is a real geologic jewel.

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Coming to le Thor : GPS coordinates N 43°55'47'' - E 4°59'40''

Accommodation

Le Thor village de Provence

Bed and breakfast provenceGarance en Provence
charming Bed and breakfast and home rental. 4010, route de Saint Saturnin
- 84250 La Thor. tel : +33 (0)4 90 33 72 78

Le Mas de MiejourLe Mas de Miejour
charming Bed and breakfast and vacation rental

tel : +33 (0)4 90 02 13 79

Mas CantarellesLe Mas Cantarelles
charming Bed and breakfast
tel : +33(0)490 33 24 45

see also a selection of charming B&B near Le Thor and Isle sur la Sorgue on the le portal chambres-dhotes-provence.net

City web site : www.ville-lethor.fr

Location of Le Thor: altitude 40 metres, 8200 in habitants, 18 km from Avignon, 5 km from L'Isle sur la Sorgue , 6km from Velleron,13 km from Pernes-les-Fontaines. la Grotte de Thouzon au Thor en Provence en Vaucluse Pays d'Avignon - Pays des Sorgues email : grottesdethouzon@wanadoo.fr site internet : www.grottes-thouzon.com tel. : 04 90 33 93 65 position GPS : N 43°56'41'' - E 4°59'23'' à 2 km du Thor Venir au Thor : position GPS N 43°55'47'' - E 4°59'40''

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