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One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. 100% recomended. Nature, beer and peace. The... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
toni26p
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Wonderful functioning Abbey

Orval Is an abbey which is still very much alive. Parts of the old abbey and church are in ruins... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
Luecht
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Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. 100% recomended. Nature, beer and peace. The people there is so kind and professional. I'll return.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank toni26p
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Orval Is an abbey which is still very much alive. Parts of the old abbey and church are in ruins (which are on the same terrain and can be visited) but the newer part is huge and very much alive. You can also stay here...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Luecht
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We visited Orval when the open-door weekend took place and bought tickets to the Abbey seperatly. It was a big beautiful space full of history and a walk-trough of the brewery (for when you can't visit the brewery). Everything was explained very well and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

Not a beer drinker, I was still impressed by the old ruins at the Abbey. How big it must have been in the olden days. When you go see the exhibition inside, you also get a feel of the athmosphere of the long halls (which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cosmico
Reviewed June 23, 2018

The Orval Abbey dates back centuries and its ruins are phenomenal! They brew the Orval Trappiste beer here and it's quite a delight. Our tour director bought the beer to treat the tour group! Great little gift shop where you can buy, among lots of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Glen U
Reviewed June 20, 2018

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 May 29, 2018

You can visit only the ruins and the store. The new abbey and the gardens are close, you can see over the wall. But the ruins are very cool.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JoseP96
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We came on a rainy day which may have been the reason not many visitors showed up and for which we were grateful. The abbey is a serene place and you must admire how well it was chosen. The museum displays how big it used...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 886radekm
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Had a lovely trip here for the day. Very quiet. There are now books in English. We live not too far away and will remember this for our next round of visitors.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful early visit to the abbey, A beautiful spring day. The grounds are lovely, peaceful and interesting. Unfortunately no English audio tapes or literature. You can buy the beer made by the monks and cheese, which is lovely.

Date of experience: April 2018
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sonjab16
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Response from Scarab00 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but am not sure. We were there on a weekend and could only visit the brewery museum, but not the real production. The museum was also very interesting. Maybe there are more opportunities during the working... More
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khtraveler07
Nashville, Tennessee
Taxi from France to Belgium (1 Reply)
I need to get from Paris CDG to the Orval Abbey in Belgium. It looks like the best option is a train to Carignan and then a 20 minute drive over the border to Orval. Can I easily get a taxi for this since they are such small towns?
November 19, 2018|
Response frombecasse|
Anywhere in rural France or Belgium (or for that matter elsewhere in Europe), you have to book taxis in advance by phone. Don't expect whoever answers the phone (often the taxi driver's wife) to be able to speak anything other than the local language - French in this case. And if you think that the best option is taking a train to Carignan, you will wait for ever, Carignan is only served by a very occasional TER bus from Sedan, itself not that easy to get to from CDG. TGV from CDG to...More
Leslie W
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Car Rental Companies (1 Reply)
Hi! I am looking for any insight into renting a car for my roadtrip through Belgium and Luxembourg with my husband this summer. We will be riding the train from Paris into Brussels where we want to pick up a car and head to Dinant, Bouillon, Bastogne, Orval Abbey, and down into Luxembourg City, and the Mullerthal region (not in order) and then back to Brussels to fly home. Are there any companies that we should avoid? Will we need a vignette? We have never rented a car internationally...ANY...More
March 08, 2018|
khtraveler07
Nashville, Tennessee
Taxi over border from France to Belgium? (1 Reply)
I need to get from CDG to the Orval Abbey in Belgium. It looks like the best option is a train to Carignan and then a 20 minute drive over the border to Orval. Can I easily get a taxi for this since they are such small towns?
November 18, 2018|
Response frombecasse|
Anywhere in rural France or Belgium (or for that matter elsewhere in Europe), you have to book taxis in advance by phone. Don't expect whoever answers the phone (often the taxi driver's wife) to be able to speak anything other than the local language - French in this case. And if you think that the best option is taking a train to Carignan, you will wait for ever, Carignan is only served by a very occasional TER bus from Sedan, itself not that easy to get to from CDG. TGV from CDG to...More