"The Quiet Villers La Ville...." Villers-la-Ville by coceng

Villers-la-Ville Travel Guide: 60 reviews and 145 photos

Monday 18th June 2001
Three's A Company : Me, Dimitry & Reg continued our car ride to Villers-La-Ville. First saw the picture of this place when I was walking around Brussels with Reg. Like a 5 year-old asking his daddy to buy him the toy train from a magazine, I managed to persuade Reg to get to this place. Reg said' "But you have to wait, it'll be after Amsterdam." The wise Reg, who could blame him.
We had the place to ourself 'cos nobody's around. The Japanese were still in their hibernation or maybe they were perfecting their Canon videocams. Could be.
We could either have a picnic but we chose to walk around the area.
Beautiful & oh-so-quiet. All the monks here would have the solemnity for sure. Too bad they had to leave.
While walking, I could hear something; rustling leaves, whispering groans or maybe the wind played tricks on me. Dmitry said "There is no ghost!". Didn't want to argue with this boy-face friend. Reg was nodded along.
We had some drinks at the nearby restaurant/bar. Even the photo I took from the toilet window turned out perfect.
Come here if you have the time & Namur would be a good base. Viller-La-Ville is one of Belgium's best kepy secret, at least it would be that way before the Japanese came with their new satellite camera.
Next, we went back to Dmitry's place in Luvain La Neuve & spent our night there; Me & Reg downstairs & Dmitry upstairs with his cat, Bic. Why would anybody wanted to name their pet 'a pen' is still a mystery to me & Reg up to this day.


Reaching The Abbey from...
...with Reg & Dmitry; by his car.

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The Villers La Ville Abbey...
...lies in picturesque ivy-bound ruins. It was founded in 1147, and the buildings on the premises date from the 13th century through the 18th. The nave of the enormous abbey church is open to the sky, as is the refectory. At its height, it was a center of religious activity in Europe.

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  • Pros:A Quiet Abbey Ruins...
  • Cons:Overlooked By The Tourists (Which Is Good For Me Then...)
  • In a nutshell:Reach Here From Namur...
  • Last visit to Villers-la-Ville: May 2001
  • Intro Updated Jul 3, 2005
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