- Museum & discovery
Visitors can stroll through the grounds of the original abbey which dates from the 12th century and includes elegant arched gateways and an ancient herb garden. The centrepiece of the ruins is Notre-Dame Church with its magnificent rose window. In the middle of what were once choir stalls lies the tomb of Wenceslas, the first Duke of Luxembourg. Nearby lies the body of Bernard de Montgaillard, Orval’s most famous abbot who died in 1628.
Six 18th century room (architect: L.B. Dewez) in the actual basilica.
Models of the former and new abbey.
Sections: ironwork, furniture, paintings, religious silversmith, archaeology.
Presentation of the history of the abbey.
Guided tours for groups (20 persons min) - booking must be done in writing 8 days in advance at least. Languages: Dutch, English, French, German.
Monastic products: beer, cheese
On sale on site but can also be enjoyed at the Auberge de l'Ange gardien inn 200 m away.
Only the ruins of the former abbey and church are open to the public.
Visitors with specific needs
The Fort de Lancin is one of the many sites certified by Access-i (meaning with facilities or/activities adapted to travellers with specific needs). You will find more details on the website to plan your visit.
- Car parking