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Orval Abbey

Notre-Dame d_Orval, Florenvill 6823, Belgium
+32 61 31 10 60
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A wonderful place making you travel time

Passionate of beautiful building or just in search of a unique place in the area, the Abbey is a... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Gedryk
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Great place to explore

Great ruins and a beautiful garden, a nice restaurant and tasting center, we had sandwiches and... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Michael S
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Notre-Dame d_Orval, Florenvill 6823, Belgium
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Reviewed 11 June 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 4 June 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
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Interesting spot. Beautiful grounds. Neat to see all the history over the centuries. Stopped at cafe and enjoyed some of the beer that is brewed at the monastery as well as sampling some of their cheese. Was a good value for the ticket.

Thank kiddrd
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The ruins were absolutely incredible and the size of the monastery is gigantic. The church is beautiful and the grounds are kept spotless. The beer was good and the cultural impression was huge.

Thank Swann90
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The Abbey is stunning, and the ruins are very beautiful and romantic. I had a wonderful time just wandering around. However, like others have said, I wish you were allowed in the "new" Abbey. You can get a glimpse inside from a little window in...More

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Beautiful abbey with romantic ruins. It is situated in a lovely valley. And the monks make and sell their own Trappist beer which is definitely a must to try

Thank Curt C
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Walk between the old ruins, make sure you don't miss the museum in the back. On the go grab a pack of their famous and very good beer... We've also got some of their cheese but did not find it particularly good and worth the...More

Thank blackbeers
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Looks beautiful from the outside. Didn't realise you only walk amongst the ruins. Secondly don't understand why dogs are not allowed, certainly better behaved than some children, and are allowed in almost every restaurant. Why can they not have a glass wall between visitors and...More

Thank Doc S
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We found Orval Abbey by chance on our way from Belgium to Switzerland, but then spent the whole day there. It is an exciting historical site well restored, but still preserving a flair of ancient ruins with a great history and a lot of interesting...More

Thank Scarab00
Reviewed 2 August 2016

History, religion, beer, what a combination. Question still open, what was first - will to restore religious site or start to brew trappiste. Nice place, worth to visit every time when you go after the orval beer. Best time to visit, definitely spring, when everything...More

Thank loliksa
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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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