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Ô Mal-Aimé

If you're in Stavelot on a weekend, don't miss this eccentric delight. The dining room is smothered in bohemian quotes, poems and massed pictorials relevant to the French poet and art critic Guillaume Apollinaire, w…
Museum in Stavelot

Abbaye de Stavelot

The once gigantic church of the Stavelot-Malmédy prince-abbots was destroyed in the aftermath of the French Revolution. But behind the archaeological fragments that remain is a similarly large abbey building painted…
Cafe in Stavelot

Auberge St-Remacle

At first glance this pub-restaurant might not look like the most impressive of Stavelot's eating establishments, but service is friendlier than most and the unpretentious local food is consistently well cooked. Ther…
Carnival in Stavelot

Laetare

One of eastern Wallonia's most celebrated pageants, Laetare is one of the last festivals in Belgium's busy Lenten calendar. The stars of the show are the eerie 'Blancs Moussis', who wear distinctive masks like sneer…
Italian in Stavelot

Le Table de Figaro

With a slightly off-line terrace poking onto Pl St-Remacle, this super-friendly place serves handmade pastas, thin-crust pizzas, and, in summer, a good range of salads and local fare – their boulettes (meatballs) ar…
Church in Stavelot

Eglise Saint-Sébastien

Behind a slightly shabby facade, this 1754 baroque church contains the truly magnificent sarcophagus of St-Remacle, a 1268 masterpiece of gilded metalwork containing the relics of Stavelot Abbey's founder, who had a…
Cafe in Stavelot

Au Coin de ma Bulle

Cheerful and attractive, this main-street cafe does a range of snack lunches, typically croques, quiches, sausage dishes, meatballs and the like, which are also available for takeaway, some in sealed microwaveable p…
Belgian in Stavelot

Le Loup Gourmand

This restaurant's interior is probably Stavelot's most stylish, with gigantic lampshades illuminating deep purple walls, and there's a good selection of meals from salads to mussels to couscous. However, seats are t…