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.
  • E42 exit 10 or 11 • E25 exit 48 or 49
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Du 20 mai 2021 au 09 janvier 2022, l'Abbaye de Stavelot accueille une exposition consacrée aux dessins de presse en collaboration avec Cartooning for Peace, un réseau international de dessinateurs les enjeux majeurs de nos sociétés.

Cette exposition comporte 2 volets : les dessins de presse et les libertés, ainsi qu'un focus sur le dessin de presse en Belgique.

Dessins de presse et libertés

La première partie de l'exposition est consacrée aux « dessins de presse et libertés » en collaboration avec Cartooning for Peace et Pierre KROLL qui en assure le commissariat.

Les dessinateurs du réseau international Cartooning for Peace illustrent, aux 4 coins du monde, les grands débats et enjeux de nos sociétés  

  • droits des femmes
  • censure
  • urgences écologiques
  • migrations
  • pédophilie, etc.

Ils dénoncent, accusent et traduisent les préoccupations citoyennes. Mais il s’agit aussi de réinterroger les limites du dessin de presse et de la liberté d’expression. 

Focus sur le dessin de presse en Belgique

L'exposition propose également un focus sur le dessin de presse en Belgique depuis 1830, à travers des thématiques précises et bien belges :

  • monarchie
  • problèmes communautaires et linguistiques
  • scandales politiques
  • le patrimoine belge
  • les Belges dont nous sommes fiers

Un événement à ne pas manquer en province de Liège ! 

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.