Villers Abbey

Rue de l'Abbaye 55 - 1495 Villers-la-Ville

Villers Abbey

  • Railway station at 1200 m
  • Car park
  • Coach car park
    6 parking spots
  • Dogs admitted
  • Maestro
  • Visa/MasterCard
  • Bicycle friendly
General

General

  • CGT
  • Wallonie destination qualité
  • Passeport
One of Belgium's top historical and touristic sites, Villers-la-Ville Abbey is located in Brabant Wallon, just 30 km from Brussels. A place apart, this timeless monument is one of Europe's best-preserved abbeys and a genuine compendium of over 900 years of history, everyday life and know-how in architecture and water management. Discover the visitor's centre, shop, Abbey produce and all-new tour itinerary. Delve into the monks' past with the interactive tablet and enjoy a relaxing stroll in the abbey's 5 beautiful gardens.
Nearby restaurants. Disabled access (parking and toilet facilities).
Practical information

Practical information

Information for individuals

  • Opening times
    From 01/04 to 31/10: from 10.00 to 18.00 • From 01/11 to 31/03: from 10.00 to 17.00 • Closed on 24, 25, 31/12 and 01/01
  • Price
    (Plan and gardens included): adults €9 - 60+ / students €7 - children (6-12) €4 - children (<6) free of charge
  • Guided tour

    Audio guide or interactive tablet: EN, FR, NL, DE

  • Tour length

    1 hr

Information for groups

  • Opening times
    • Monday 10:00 - 18:00
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
    • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
    • Friday 10:00 - 18:00
    • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Price
    (min. 15 people) Self-guided tour: adults €8 - 60+ / students €6 - children (6-12) €3.50
  • Guided tour
    Guided tour in EN, FR, NL, DE - 1.30 hrs (min. 15 people): adults / 60+ / students: €12 - children (6-12) €6
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Map

Itinerary

  • E411 (Brussels-Namur) exit 9 Corroy-le-Grand, N25 exit Villers-la-Ville.
Events

Events

  • 2019
    Jun
    01
    2019
    Jun
    02
    Les moyens de transport au fil du temps | À l'Abbaye de Villers
    Les moyens de transport au fil du temps | À l'Abbaye de Villers

    Admirez une centaine de voitures de toutes marques de 30 ans et plus, au cœur des murs séculaires de l'abbaye. À Villers-la-Ville, le 3 juin 2018.

    La 3ème édition de cet Hippo-Auto-Rétro, vous emmènera à la découverte des moyens de transports utilisés par l'homme au fil du temps.

    Des conducteurs d'une autre époque

    C'est dans son enceinte historique que l'abbaye accueillera une centaine de voitures anciennes, de quoi ravir les amateurs d'Oldtimer ainsi que les visiteurs curieux. À côté de cela, un chouette contraste sera marqué par des conducteurs... d'attelages du 19ème siècle. Ces ancêtres des voitures sont parfois tirés par 6 chevaux !

    Le Rallye Kiwanis

    Ne manquez pas le 5e Rallye automobile pour les anciens véhicules. Celui-ci sera composé de 2 boucles de 160 km avec un passage à l'Abbaye de Aulne.

    Des tracteurs anciens

    Un rassemblement et une démonstration d'une dizaine de tracteurs anciens complètent un spectacle éblouissant.

    Un programme riche

    Durant cette journée, retrouvez un rallye avec tombola (balades en oldtimer à gagner !), des démonstrations, des animations pour les enfants (château gonflable, circuit de pédalos, un petit train, etc...) mais aussi des visites guidées de l'Abbaye. De la restauration aura également lieu tout au long de l'événement.

    Préparez-vous à un voyage dans le temps !

  • 2019
    Jun
    22
    2019
    Jun
    23
    Quebec in Belgium - The Poutine Festival in Villers-la-Ville
    Quebec in Belgium - The Poutine Festival in Villers-la-Ville

    Indulge in a hearty breakfast of Bucheron cheese! The Great Poutine Festival and its activities await you in Villers-la-Ville on 29/06/14!

    5th and from now on, traditional edition of this festive breakfast, that submerges you into the heart of Quebec!

    Not only will you be able to taste local flavours, such as maple syrup and poutine, but you will also be able to pick up bits of indispensable information and documentation for a potential trip.

    Many partners such as Air Transat, le Carnaval de Québec, the Délégation Génerale Du Québec à Bruxelles, the newspaper Québec Le Mag' and Go Canada will all take part.

    Not to forget the video presentation from Elyse Levesque, the Quebec journalist.

    A Quebec-inspired beer will also be available to taste!

    Brewed by l'Echappée Belle, a local microbrewery in Sart-Dames-Avelines.

    And after your breakfast, why not visit the famous Cistercian Abbey while you're here?

    A promotional offer is available to participants of the Quebec Festival!

    Poutine..what is it?

    Poutine is a Quebec dish consisting of chips, cheese curds (fresh Cheddar) that are generally covered in gravy. Its origin is unknown and there exist many variants of it: different sauces, cheeses and the addition of other ingredients, etc.

    A delight for cheese, chips and sauce lover...in other words, a delight for the Belgians!

    It's Quebec in Belgium!

    Practical Information

    €4.50 per person for the breakfast or the poutine.

    Registration is essential.

    Breakfast from 9:30am and the Great Poutine Festival from 11am.

    Don't hesitate to join the Villers-la-Ville Abbey community on Facebook! (link in French)

  • 2019
    Aug
    22
    2019
    Aug
    24
    Music Festival - Choral Night - La Nuit des Choeurs
    Music Festival - Choral Night - La Nuit des Choeurs

    Be part of the promenade-concert of the summer, where you will find internationally-renowned vocal groups. In Villers-la-Ville on 29 and 30/08/14!

    Scattered throughout the most remarkable spots in the historical site of the Villers-la-Ville Abbey, 6 vocal groups take it in turns to perform a concert.

    At the end of the evening, all of the artists will join together on the main stage for a moving grand finale along with a prestigious firework display.

    Whatever the programme, the weather or the décor, the public arrives in droves every year to experience THE promenade-concert.

    The 2014 programme features:

    • The Saint-Petersbourg Choir (Russia)  - Opera and tradition,
    • Yael Naim and the Fr. Bardot choirs (Israel) - Acoustic Pop,
    • The Foreign Legion Choir (France) - Myths and French tradition,
    • The original James Brown choir singers ( USA) - Acoustic Funk,
    • The London Quartet (UK) - A Cappella Humour.

    Due to security and mobility reasons, and so that each guest can have clear visibility of the stage, the number of seats offers each night is limited and reservation is required.

    Practical information

    6pm: Doors open

    6.30-11pm: Promenade-concert

    11.15pm: Grand finale concert with a firework display.

  • 2019
    Nov
    01
    2019
    Nov
    02
    A Magic Moment at the Abbey of Villers-la-Ville
    A Magic Moment at the Abbey of Villers-la-Ville

    The abbey invites you on a magical night walk, through the heart of the enchanting ruins. In Villers-la-Ville on 19/10/13.
    You can wander along the fire lit path and discover, at your own rhythm, singers, dancers, fire breathers and other artists!
    That's enough to transport you away on a journey of colour and emotion!
    The magic of the night, the majesty of the venue and the talent of the artists offer a spectacular cocktail.
    In short, it will be a real moment of wonder for all participants!
    Traditional snacks and drinks planned!
    Free trail (contrary to the previous edition).
    Adults, Villers-la-Ville residents, students, seniors and 'friends of the abbey': €8
    Children aged 4 to 12: €5
    Free for under 4s.
    Save time and avoid waiting in queues on the night: buy your tickets from the 15 September, at the Abbey reception.
    More info with the organiser, on the website and/or the Facebook page.
    Wander with your children in the firelight and discover the numerous artists!

  • 2020
    Apr
    18
    2020
    Apr
    20
    Villers-la-Ville Abbey festival
    Villers-la-Ville Abbey festival

    The abbey invites families to spend Easter Monday within its secular walls for activities and an artisan market. In Villers-la-Ville, on 06/04/15.
    This day is the result of a collaboration between the non-profit organisation, artists, artisan craftsmen, local partners and the media.
    The unequivocal aim is to animate a listed exceptional Walloon heritage site.
    Young and old have fun in a festive atmosphere: they can take part in a whole host of new and original activities such as a giant skipping rope, building a fishing rod, climbing trees, making giant bubbles, or even travelling to the abbey's unknown corners by steam train...
    When it's time to sit down and take a break, visitors can sit down on the terrace in the heart of the abbey to enjoy a beer and some delicious dishes!