Orval Abbey Monastic Museum
Abbaye Notre Dame d'Orval
6823 VILLERS-DEVANT-ORVAL (FLORENVILLE)
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Visit the museum to see what monastic life at Orval was like before the reconstruction of the monastery after its destruction in the 1793 revolution.
Six 18th-century rooms (architect: L.B. Dewez), beneath the current basilica.
Scale models of the old and new abbey.
Sections: ironworks, furniture, paintings, religious plate, archaeology.
Souvenirs from the the abbey's past.
Guided tours for groups only (+ 20 pers.) - reservations in writing, at least 8 days in advance - languages: French, Dutch, English, German.
Monastic products: beer, cheese.
Only the ruins of the old abbey and the church are open to the public.
Monastic order: Cistercian Trappists. The Abbey products are sold on site, or can be sampled in the "Auberge de l'Ange gardien".
Access: follow the E411, exit 26, then follow the N85 and N88.
Tourist information on the town FLORENVILLE