Le Thor

bell-tower le thor

5 km from Velleron, 6 km de from Isle sur la Sorgue, 7 km from Caumont sur Durance, 9 km from Althen des Paluds, 10 km from Pernes les Fontaines, 11 km from Entraigues sur la Sorgue, 12 km from Monteux, 13 km from Cavaillon

GPS : Longitude : 4.997222 E - Latitude : 43.929443 N
Altitude : 50 m
Population : 7834

The Romanesque church of Notre Dame-du-Lac, a listed historical building, has been looking over the small town of Le Thor since the twelfth century. Perfectly preserved, it is unique amongst Romanesque churches in that it offers a rich diversity of sculptures, particularly on its west door and its southern porch. You can also visit the caves of Thouzon, with its many truly remarkable stalactites and stalagmites.

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church le thor

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What to see, what to visit : The Sénanque Abbey, the antique dealers of l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the 'Colorado de Provence' around Rustrel, Roussilon and its ochres.
Available activities : Walks, horse riding, mountain biking, canoeing.

sorgue river

Provencal market : Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Festivities : Commercial, agricultural and Arts & crafts fair of the 'Foire des Rameaux'. Saint's day feast (fête patronale) in August with an open air operetta. Traditional and religious feast on the Thouzon hill on the first Sunday in May. Feast of the hamlet of Thouzon on the first Sunday in May. Festival of the River Sorgue during the first fortnight in July. Procession of flowered carts in September.