"A short look to the past" Villers-la-Ville by wandeljp

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


On 30 km in the south of Brussels, with the hollow of a valley bordered of wood and meadows niche the Abbey of Villers (at Villers-the-City).

Classified exceptional inheritance of Wallonia, its ruins constitute one of the most beautiful architectural sites of Europe.


Situées seulement à 30 km de Bruxelles,bordées de forêts, enchâssées dans le creux d'une vallée, se nichent les ruines de l'abbaye de Villers (Villers-la-Ville)

Classées héritage exceptionnel de Wallonie , ses ruines constituent un des plus beaux sites architecturaux d'Europe.


Founded to the 12th century under the impulse of saint Bernard, the monastery cistercian of Villers invites to discovered of more than 850 years of history and everyday life with a plan-guide, a audio-guide or while following a guided tour.


Fondée au 12ème s. sous l'impulsion de Saint Bernard, le monastère cistercien de Villers-la-Ville vous invite à découvrir plus de 850 ans d'histoires et de vie quotidiennes de l'époque avec un plan-guide , un audio-guide ou simplement en suivant un guide.*


This place, impresses of past, is in addition animated all the year by multiple cultural events: theatrical or choral spectacles in the open air, concerts, exposures, lecture visits, family animations, stroll,…


Cet endroit, chargé des marques de l'histoire et animé tout au long de l'année d'évènements culturels aux multiples facettes: théâtre ou spectacles de chorales en plein air, concerts, expositions temporaires, lectures, visites, animations familiales,...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Magical area !
  • Cons:Difficult to join without a car !
  • In a nutshell:One of the places I prefer in Belgium.
  • Last visit to Villers-la-Ville: Nov 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Stunning photos and tips JP. I really enjoyed my travel here with you as my eyes ;-)

  • margaretvn's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    enjoyed your page and lovely photos. how are things in your part of the world?

  • May 21, 2009 at 8:26 PM

    Hello JP! I like both your Leuven page and this page. Many helpful tips.

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2007 at 1:01 PM

    This was the first Cistercian abbey I visited. Later my preference went to the Trappist abbeys, for obvious reasons!

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2007 at 4:07 AM

    As always, wonderful tips and beautiful pics. Love to stop by and see what you've been up to! Keep smiling!


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