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The Maredsous abbey and the Saint-Joseph centre in Denée

  • Come and visit the Maredsous abbey in Denée
  • The Maredsous abbey and Saint-Joseph centre in Denée
  • The Maredsous abbey and Saint-Joseph centre in Denée
  • Visit the inside of the Maredsous abbey in Denée
  • Religious heritage

Discover the Maredsous beers and cheese at the Saint-Joseph centre, where the monks of the abbey will welcome you warmly for a delicious moment.

The Maredsous abbey, one of the most beautiful ones in Belgium, is located in the province of Namur, 25 km from the capital of Wallonia and 20 km from Dinant.

Guided tours in French and Dutch are organised. Your guide will show you around the abbey, the cemetery, the monks' garden, the ceramics workshop and the cheese dairy (from the outside). You can also learn how the famous cheese is refined at the « Petit Musée de la fromagerie » (the cheese dairy museum).

After your guided tour (with or without tasting) or a walk through the Molignée valley, relax at the abbey and chat with the monk who will be delighted to tell you more about their life.

A spiritual and soothing place

Benedictine monks built this superb neo-gothic building in 1872. Pilgrims and tourists will find at the Saint-Joseph centre a cafeteria, a souvenir shop and a free play area.

Schedule

From 02 January to 31 December 2018.

October to March:
10 am to 6 pm during the week
10 am to 7 pm at the weekend

April to September:
10 am to 6 pm during the week
10 am to 7 pm on Saturdays
10 am to 8 pm on Sundays

School holidays (July and August):
10 am to 7 pm Mondays to Saturdays
10 am to 8 pm on Sundays

Guided tours:

Carnival/Easter/Summer/Autumn/Christmas school holidays
Every day at 2 and 4 pm

Outside the school holidays
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at 2 and 4 pm

Outside these periods, only by appointment.

More information on the abbey website

Price

Free for children under 12. Price of the guided tour: 6€ per person.

Information on the walk

Duration

Minimum duration1:30

Facilities

Services

  • Library or document centre
  • Visitor guide for groups

Equipement

  • Cafe
  • Shop
  • Car parking
  • Cycle rack
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Restaurant

Animals

    Pets allowed

    Visites

    FR - NL
    NL - FR
    The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.