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The Orval Abbey dates back centuries and its ruins are phenomenal! They brew the Orval Trappiste... read more

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The abbey is serene, the surroundings beautiful and it feels special to be there and visit. In the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Notre-Dame d_Orval, Florenvill 6823, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank ManonBusyB
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.

Thank Jose P
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

Thank Radek M
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.

Thank chrissylux
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.

Thank Shirley H
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

We visited almost all abbeys in Belgium, and definitely u can’t let this behind! The most beautiful, like others u can’t visit where monks lives but u can visit the old abbey and the gardens. When u leave the abbey u can enjoy a Trappist...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Did not visit the abbey proper but did make it to the cafe outside the abbey.. The food was excellent as I always wanted to try Orval cheese. i was pleasantly suprised by the younger Orval beer on draft. This is definitely a must visit...More

Thank gflamion
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Passionate of beautiful building or just in search of a unique place in the area, the Abbey is a place for you. The ruins are just like a travel in time. Loads of signs around to give you a good inside on the life at...More

Thank Gedryk
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Great ruins and a beautiful garden, a nice restaurant and tasting center, we had sandwiches and both a draft and a bottle, yes there's a difference! The bottles are aged and the tap is fresh.

Thank Michael S
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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