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Le Thor

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse

Le Thor - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse
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Located 15 km from Avignon and 4 km from Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Le Thor is a small quiet and authentic medieval village well known for its bell tower and the remains of walls.

The village is crossed by the Sorgue river, very quiet, which passes at the foot of Notre-Dame-du-Lac. Thouzon Castle is a 11th century former monastery overlooking the valley where madder was cultivated in large quantities for its root was extracted and where the famous red madder.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Thor
Postcode84250
Tourism label
Latitude43.9297210 (N 43° 55’ 47”)
Longitude4.9947090 (E 4° 59’ 41”)
AltitudeFrom 38m to 111m
Surface area35.53 km²
Population8578 inhabitants
Density241 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAvignon (19.4 km, 26 min)
Insee code84132
IntercommunalityCC du Pays des Sorgues et des Monts de Vaucluse
DepartmentVaucluse
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Châteauneuf-de-Gadagne4.9 km (7 min)
Velleron4.9 km (9 min)
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue6.2 km (11 min)
Caumont-sur-Durance6.7 km (8 min)
Jonquerettes7.5 km (12 min)
Morières-lès-Avignon8.7 km (11 min)
Saint-Saturnin-lès-Avignon9 km (11 min)
Althen-des-Paluds9.6 km (14 min)
Montfavet11 km (16 min)
Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue11.6 km (16 min)
Saumane-de-Vaucluse11.9 km (20 min)
Vedène12 km (16 min)
Lagnes12.4 km (17 min)
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse12.5 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

Notre-Dame-du-Lac
Notre-Dame-du-Lac
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La Sorgue
La Sorgue
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Former fortified priory on the hill Thouzon at Thor
Former fortified priory on the hill Thouzon at Thor
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Notre-Dame-du-Lac, a masterpiece of Romanesque Provence
Notre-Dame-du-Lac, a masterpiece of Romanesque Provence
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Thouzon Hill
Thouzon Hill
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Notre-Dame-du- Lake
Notre-Dame-du- Lake
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City Gate and Clock Tower
City Gate and Clock Tower
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City Gate and Clock Tower
City Gate and Clock Tower
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Former fountain near the church
Former fountain near the church
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Pont sur la Sorgue
Pont sur la Sorgue
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La Sorgue
La Sorgue
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Notre-Dame-du- Lake
Notre-Dame-du- Lake
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La Sorgue
La Sorgue
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Weather

Wednesday 4 march
Min. -1°C - Max. 4°C
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Thursday 5 march
Min. -2°C - Max. 2°C
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Friday 6 march
Min. -9°C - Max. 6°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cycle, mountain bike, tandem and electric bike hire
Nature and the great outdoors22 € Velleron (4.3 km)
Lavender distillery in Provence
Crafts0 € to 5 € Apt (33 km)
Paintball by the Lubéron
Sports sensations20 € to 35 € La Roque-d'Anthéron (33 km)
Tour and tasting at the Calavon Castle
Local flavoursFreeLambesc (37 km)
Tour and tasting at Les Béates wine estate
Local flavours0 € to 10 € Lambesc (37 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From the Spring to the Venice of Provence
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (5.3 km)
Fountains of Pernes
Village visitEasy2h00Pernes-les-Fontaines (9.1 km)
Around the Comtat Venaissin
Village visitEasy2h00La Roque-sur-Pernes (10.6 km)
Beaumes Rouges Path
HikeEasy2h30Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (10.6 km)
Source of the Boulon, Baude Rocks
HikeIntermediate3h00Robion (13.3 km)

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Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels