ABBEY OF VIVIER GARDENS
Rue Notre-Dame du Vivier 153
5024 MARCHE-LES-DAMES (NAMUR)
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Built between the 13th and 18th centuries, the Notre-Dame du Vivier Abbey takes its name from the discovery of a wooden statue of the Virgin and Child found in a nearby lake. The nuns here were originally Cistercians, then Ursulines and Carmelites; later the Little Sisters of Bethlehem and the Madonna House, from 2000 to 2007, occupied this architectural gem.
In 1986, the gardens, the gatehouse and the two pavilions along the precinct wall were beautifully restored.
Open during the "Heritage Days" or by written application to the priest in charge.
Access : E40 motorway (Brussels - Namur), exit 14 (Bouges), then towards Hannut. After a few kilometres take the N992 towards Marche-les-Dames.
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