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Worth the trip

We had to drive there for over 2 hours but it is really worth the trip! Beautiful ruines with one... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Rodrigo P
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What a beautiful sight

We arrives by bicycle and had a good view of the abbey complex, impressive Church and statue. The... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Alsemberg, Belgium
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We had to drive there for over 2 hours but it is really worth the trip! Beautiful ruines with one of the most impressive churches i have seen. Interesting visit to the brew museum. Great bar with fooo and beers. Everything was excelent. Great eay...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rodrigo P
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We arrives by bicycle and had a good view of the abbey complex, impressive Church and statue. The visit is 6 euros and includes the ruins but the Church, cheesemaking and brewery aren’t open to visitors. Lovely partially renovated abbey with informative panels. Stop at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

The abbey is serene, the surroundings beautiful and it feels special to be there and visit. In the cellar of the new abbey is an exhibition of the history of Orval.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

This Abbey in Orval is a MUST-SEE historic ruin which is the main tour to do in this area. Fabulous cheese, and fabulous beer. Great gift shop, too.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Glen U
Reviewed March 15, 2018

I think I have been here 6-8 times over the past 20 years. When I arrived, I noticed an update in the room where I bought our senior admission tickets. I noticed that the restrooms were now modern--they even have heat. Two years ago that...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Ron W
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

The Abbaye d'Orval is a Christian monastery where the Orval beer is made. It is also famous for its refined architectural style and for its zen gardens. It is a very nice place to stay in silence for a few days at an affordable price...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Steeve P
Reviewed January 7, 2018

The abbey is in the middle of a forest, was destroyed 200 years ago and rebuilt again next to the original location. The old site is kept as historic heritage, some of the buildings have been restored to host a museum, others are left derelict...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed November 14, 2017

We visited the site last Saturday. The weather was rainy and gloomy - which was the perfect condition for immersing yourself in the Medieval atmosphere. The place is unique both for sentimental and historical reasons. The exhibition is excellent, but so is the brewery!

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank georgesW7839VG
Reviewed September 17, 2017

It's a very beautiful abbay in the border of Belgium, Luxembourg and France. It's nice to have an idea how the best beer in the world (at least for me) is brewed. It sells beer and cheese (which is also delicious).

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank fabinho82
Reviewed July 26, 2017

We visit this monestary, monks who make a good beer and cheese. This food and drink; is hard to find in all Belgium shop. Buy if you can. Monestry is not like any other;mark and sign of history are all to visit. entrance to pay.

Date of experience: July 2017
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