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Orval Abbey

Notre-Dame d_Orval, Florenvill 6823 , Belgium
+32 61 31 10 60
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Ruins Were Incredible, Beer Delicious

The ruins were absolutely incredible and the size of the monastery is gigantic. The church is... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
I loved it

The Abbey is stunning, and the ruins are very beautiful and romantic. I had a wonderful time just... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Donna W
Fallston, Maryland
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14 Apr 2017
“Ruins Were Incredible, Beer Delicious”
5 Apr 2017
“I loved it”
Notre-Dame d_Orval, Florenvill 6823 , Belgium
+32 61 31 10 60
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The ruins were absolutely incredible and the size of the monastery is gigantic. The church is beautiful and the grounds are kept spotless. The beer was good and the cultural impression was huge.

Thank Swann90
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The Abbey is stunning, and the ruins are very beautiful and romantic. I had a wonderful time just wandering around. However, like others have said, I wish you were allowed in the "new" Abbey. You can get a glimpse inside from a little window in...More

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Beautiful abbey with romantic ruins. It is situated in a lovely valley. And the monks make and sell their own Trappist beer which is definitely a must to try

Thank Curt C
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Walk between the old ruins, make sure you don't miss the museum in the back. On the go grab a pack of their famous and very good beer... We've also got some of their cheese but did not find it particularly good and worth the...More

Thank blackbeers
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Looks beautiful from the outside. Didn't realise you only walk amongst the ruins. Secondly don't understand why dogs are not allowed, certainly better behaved than some children, and are allowed in almost every restaurant. Why can they not have a glass wall between visitors and...More

Thank Doc S
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We found Orval Abbey by chance on our way from Belgium to Switzerland, but then spent the whole day there. It is an exciting historical site well restored, but still preserving a flair of ancient ruins with a great history and a lot of interesting...More

Thank Scarab00
Reviewed 2 August 2016

History, religion, beer, what a combination. Question still open, what was first - will to restore religious site or start to brew trappiste. Nice place, worth to visit every time when you go after the orval beer. Best time to visit, definitely spring, when everything...More

Thank loliksa
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting old site, definitely worth a visit if you are nearby. It would be even more interesting if one could also visit the newer part of the abbey...which is not the cas unless you stay there..

Thank TKBelgium
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Situated in the Ardenes, this is an impressive Abbey and Cistercian Monastery with the monastery area kept private. An interesting peaceful atmosphere as one strolls through this lovely property amongst the ruins and for a small fee visit the museum housed there. Enjoy the Trappiste...More

Thank Benny053
Reviewed 22 July 2016

For 6 Euro you can see the ruines, the gardens, the beermuseum and the herbal garden. It is extremely quiet and peacefull. I wish we could have visited the brewery and cheese factory. In the shop you can buy 2 x 12 Orval beers per...More

1  Thank AngelicaT
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Can you visit the brewery and cheese factory?
21 August 2016|
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Response from Scarab00 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but am not sure. We were there on a weekend and could only visit the brewery museum, but not the real production. The museum was also very interesting. Maybe there are more opportunities during the working... More