Abbaye Notre-Dame de Scourmont


Chimay’s world-famous Trappist beers are brewed in this austere 1850 abbey 9km south of Chimay. The brewery doesn’t allow visitors, but you can enter the abbey church or stroll in the fragrant coniferous-forest park opposite. There's also retreat-style accommodation. For beer, visit Espace Chimay nearby.

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1. Espace Chimay

0.55 MILES

Chimay’s world-famous Trappist beers have been brewed since the 1860s at austere Abbaye Notre-Dame de Scourmont, 9km south of Chimay. There are no brewery…

2. Château de Chimay


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3. Bunker d'Hitler 1940

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4. Les Jardins d'O

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5. Souterrains

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7. Distillerie de Biercée

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8. Beffroi de Thuin

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