MONASTÈRE NOTRE-DAME DE CLÉMENCE
(Diocèse de Fréjus et Toulon)
+33/(0)4 94 43 48 28
September 1st to May 31st: 11h00 (11:00 AM) to 17h00 (5:00 PM)
June 1st to August 31st: 11h00 (11:00 AM) to 18h (6:00 PM)
Tuesdays, the month of January and the following liturgical feasts:
Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, August 15, November 1st
In the massif of the Maures, in the hinterland of Toulon, the monastery of Notre-Dame de Clémence is an ancient Carthusian monastery from which the monks were driven out in 1792. Constructed on a rocky hilltop, the monastery overlooks a countryside whose beauty extends as far as the eye can see: in the east is the Mediterranean and the bay of Saint Tropez, in the north the snow-covered Lower Alps which rise above Digne and Nice. The immense expanses, wild and austere, of the forest of oaks and chestnut trees and the surprising severity of the climate create of this privileged place a “holy monastic desert”. It is a mysterious splendor reserved for the Almighty, where, nevertheless, thousands of pilgrims and visitors visit in search of silent prayer.