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Abbaye de Villers, Villers-la-ville

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  • I know this site has always been, but recent work (Center for visitors, shop, new home and new access from the top) really bring an extra dimension to these grandiose ruins. Not to be missed, even if you have already come earlier.
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  • Read about it. Saw pictures. But all was nothing to compare with the real thing. What's left of this place is just breathtaking. Takes a while to go through . Place closes at 5pm 
  • Abandoned Abbey, representing the enormous ruins on a large territory. Lovers of Gothic and very fit.
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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