LES LIEUX CULTURELS
The Chartreuse de la Verne
Founded in the 12th century, the monastery of La Verne called "La Chartreuse de la Verne" is nestled in the heart of the Massif des Maures, in a grandiose solitude, in the middle of a forest of cork oak and chestnut trees. It is enthroned like a jewel splashed with the golden rays of the sun.
The Thoronet Abbey
The Thoronet abbey is a true marvel hidden in the heart of the Mediterranean forest. Classified as a "Historic Monument", it is, with Silvacane and Sénanque, one of the three Cistercian abbeys of Provence. The abbey has a unique architecture and acoustics in France.
Housing the relics of Mary Magdalene, the basilica is the third tomb of Christianity. Its construction began in 1295 by order of Charles II of Anjou, Count of Provence. The works lasted more than 2 centuries but it remains unfinished, the entrance door and the bell tower were never built..
Built for Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles by the architect Rob. Mallet-Stevens, its construction took place from 1923 to 1933. It applies the founding precepts of the modern movement: functionality, purification of decorative elements, terraces, light, hygiene...