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Abbaye Notre Dame d'Orval

A Cistercian monastery since 1132, Orval's abbey complex was wrecked in 1793 by anti-religious French Revolutionary soldiers. Rebuilding only started in the early 20th century, part funded by the Trappist beers that…
Pub in Orval

À l'Ange Gardien

Around 150m south of the Abbaye Notre Dame d'Orval gates is the monastery's own stylish if architecturally forgettable tavern. As well as ‘normal’ and year-old bottle-aged Orval beer it also serves draught ‘Orval Ve…
Brewery in Orval

GenGoulf

If you're determined to see inside a brewery while visiting Orval, head 1.5km southwest to the former railway station in Villers-devant-Orval where, behind a rusty old steam locomotive, this microbrewery produces a …