Stavelot Abbey

  • recognised tourist attraction
  • Wallonia Quality Destination
  • velo
  • Car park
  • Coach park
    2 parking spots
  • Maestro
Stavelot Abbey, a magical destination boasting the "5 Suns" quality label! No less than 3 museums await you in the setting of Belgium's oldest monastic foundation.
  • Principality of Stavelot-Malmedy History Museum. For over a thousand years, the principality has exerted its influence over a territory extending well beyond Belgium's borders. The Principality of Stavelot-Malmedy History Museum offers a modern and fun-filled insight into the Old Régime and includes sounds and images, various objects and works of art, orchestrated using the latest multimedia techniques, together with the "Espace Wibald", portraying a 12th-century Empire priest.
  • Spa-Francorchamps Race Track Museum. Set inside the abbey's vaulted cellars, this museum tells the story of the "world's finest race track". An exhibition of exceptional vehicles, previously-unseen videos and unusual objects allow visitors to relive the passion of racing, from the pioneers to today's drivers. You're bound to take yourself for a Fangio, Senna or Schumacher after a virtual lap of the Ardennes track!
  • Guillaume Apollinaire Museum. This museum, with its hushed atmosphere, evokes the poet's stay in the Stavelot region and plunges visitors into the world of the author of the "Chanson du Mal-Aimé". The itinerary introduces visitors to the work of one of the last century's most outstanding figures, as seen through Apollinaire's writings and the eyes of Picasso, Chagall and Cocteau.

Exhibition until April 25th, 2021:
The National Geographic legend - 130 years of travel and exploration.
  • E42 exit 10 or 11 • E25 exit 48 or 49
Book online

Pour la première fois en Belgique, plus de 130 ans d’aventures du National Geographic se parcourent à travers une centaine de photos. A l'Abbaye de Stavelot, jusqu'au 24 mai 2021.

Comment tout a commencé

En 1888, un petit groupe d’aventuriers, de scientifiques et d’explorateurs se lance à la découverte du monde, de ses merveilles et de ses mystères.

Très vite, ils racontent et photographient ce qu’ils voient dans un modeste bulletin qui deviendra le magazine National Geographic, aujourd’hui mondialement connu.

Une expo, 6 thématiques

Cette exposition retrace les moments forts de plus de 130 ans d’aventures à travers une centaine de photos.

Six thématiques, appuyées par des reportages vidéo, sont présentées :

  • Plus loin, plus haut, plus profond : à l’assaut de l’Himalaya, 20 000 lieues sous les mers, jusqu’aux étoiles
  • Sur la piste des mondes disparus
  • Le temps des épopées
  • L’aventure photographique (cinq photographes d’exception)
  • Approcher le monde animal
  • Portraits iconiques du National Geographic

Ces photos, retraçant des événements majeurs du XXe siècle ou parlant de notre planète, ont une grande valeur éducative. N'hésitez donc pas à emmener vos enfants voir l'expo !

Christmas will burst into life! The abbey is once again at its best, in Stavelot. From 3 December to 8 January 2017.

So many things that will make young and old dream. Starting with the lights. Enjoy a mulled wine and a hot chocolate as a family in a warm and convivial place. And who knows? Maybe you'll find the original gift that you where looking for.

On Sunday 13 December, from 10am to 6pm a Christmas market and a flea market will be organised in the abbey's cellars and under the esplanade on avenue Ferdinand Nicolay.

On one side you will be able to purchase objects of elegant and sometimes unusual antiquity, on the other you will find artisan decorations to put on your Christmas tree and gifts to put under it.