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Abbaye de Villers, Villers-la-ville
(4.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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  • The Abbey and its environs are worth a visit in any case, any time of the year. We were repeatedly there and can recommend especially the concerts in this impressive ruins.
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  • Everything has already been written in many reviews on this site and the visit. Yes it is great, yes the ruins are to be seen in a very pleasant setting. I liked it a lot; BUT there are tricks to know - we visited late October and the days are short after switching to winter time. MANY visitors arrived around 16:30. They could not really enjoy the Sun and the large lawns and take notice of this very extensive site. On the other hand, 8 euros per adult it is a bit expensive! Children who take the time to respond to the questionnaire are rewarded in a way really little motivating: A PIN (PINs) it's cheap... Finally I do not well understand how in a cultural site we let so many dogs sometimes no leash and who sometimes leave traces smelly and slippery. Finally! like master, like dog!... The site lacks a bit of monitoring.
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  • Feel ashamed that it took us 14 years to come here... Easy to park, almost for free and a great 2 hour exploration site near Wavre & LLN. Full mobility access, easy to navigate and fast learning curve...  more »
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  • Well preserved 11th century abbey ruin is a nice Ardens surrounding. 30 minutes drive from Brussels
  • Tucked away in Wallonia (Belgium) is an amazing historical and religious sight: Abbaye de Villers. Founded in 1146 by St Bernard, this Cistercian Monastery is an outstanding treasure of architectural delight. While in ruins it is still well preserved enough to give you an idea of what it must have looked like during its prime. I highly recommend venturing to the abbey if you are near. My wife and I chose this location to have our engagement photos taken in 2002. We have subsequently made trips back. It's a very special place.
  • Very impressive place. Kids loved it too, they ran around and hid. Small brasserie at the entrance doing only petite restauration
  • Spent an afternoon here. It was incredible! Takes you back in time. A surreal feeling.
  • Beautiful abbey ruins mixed with nature These abbey ruins made for a beautiful stroll on a shiny day. There is a large car park in front of the abbey ("Avenue Georges Speechaerts"). The entry fee is 6 euros (adult). They organise a game in march: the QR Code game: a thief has robbed an artifact: to catch him you will have to search every nook and cranny of the abbey, using your mobile phone de decipher the clues he left behind. There are table for picnics inside the abbey. Once outside, you can go for a walk: numerous marked paths are available: better to ask in the abbey's entrance. You can stop grab a bite in the Caves du Moulin restaurant, just in front of the abbey. Their "sophisticated" hamburger is pretty good. It's expensive though. PS: Also, the CRIE nearby has a perfect spot to eat and relax after the walks. Visited March 2014