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5 soleilsCistercian Abbey in Villers-la-Ville

Cistercian Abbey in Villers-la-Ville
© Abbaye de Villers-la Ville asbl
  • Address:
    Abbaye de Villers-la-Ville asbl
    Rue de l'Abbaye 55
    1495 VILLERS-LA-VILLEBelgium

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  • Destination Qualité Wallonie
Cistercian Abbey in Villers-la-Ville
© Abbaye de Villers-la Ville asbl
Cistercian Abbey in Villers-la-Ville
© Abbaye de Villers-la Ville asbl
Cistercian Abbey in Villers-la-Ville
© Abbaye de Villers-la Ville asbl
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€1 off the adult entry price €7 instead of €8

In the Walloon Brabant province, the Cistercian abbey of Villers unveils 850 years of history and numerous events and activities all year round.

Founded in 1146 and a classified heritage site in the Walloon region, is it one of the most beautiful architectural sites in Europe.

The abbey ruins constitute an exceptional natural setting and combine the discovery of a place filled with history with the pleasure of a stroll around it.

While you're there, you will primarily discover the monks of the Middle Ages.

Visiting the abbey

You can visit the abbey ruins with a free guide, which is available in 10 languages, with an audioguide for adults or with a treasure hunt, specially created for children, which can be downloaded (link in French only) on your Smartphone or MP3 player.

During your visit, you will discover QR codes in different rooms of the abbey. They give you lots of information on the history of this magical place.

Situated in the heart of the ruins, the medicinal and medieval garden (created with the support of the Yves-Rocher Foundation) are equally worth visiting. A unique spot with more than 200 plants used in the Middle Ages to treat ill people are cultivated.

The Villers Abbey is also a lively place that lends its exceptional setting to outdoor music and theatre shows.

Prepare your visit

Opening hours
April-October from 10am to 6pm.
November-April from 10am to 5pm, closed on Tuesdays.
Annual closing periods are the 24, 25 and 31 December and 1 January.

Admission prices
Adults: €6
Senior citizens and students: €5
Children aged 6-12 years: €2.50
Children under 6 and persons with reduced mobility: free
Access to the medicinal garden is included in the ticket.

Guided tours for groups
For a minimum of 15 people. By reservation, at least 2 weeks in advance.
Tours last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

Persons with reduced mobility
Partly accessible to visitors with reduced mobility.



  • tel. : +32 (0) 71 88 09 80
  • fax : +32 (0) 71 87 84 40
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