Notre-Dame d'Orval Abbey

  • Orval
  • Notre-Dame d'Orval Abbey
  • Notre-Dame d'Orval Abbey
  • Notre-Dame d'Orval Abbey
  • Shop or food outlet
  • Brewery
  • Religious heritage
  • Village and countryside producers
  • Museum & discovery

Founded in 1132, the Notre-Dame of Orval is one of the most remarkable Cistercian abbeys in Belgium.

Set in a deep valley, it is still home to a bustling community of monks.

Its spring, secular rose window and medicinal plant garden are the three main attractions. You can complete the tour by visiting the museum, which has been fitted in the 18th century foundations, and discover the history of the monastery through the reconstruction of old forges, a model of the abbey constructed by Laurent Dewez and a pictorial of Brother Abraham, a famous 18th century painter.

The abbey was rebuilt in 1926 on the foundations of the monastery that was destroyed during the French Revolution.

Practical information

Guided tours
All afternoons in July and August and Sunday afternoons in September
In French: 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm.
In Dutch: 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm

Outside these periods, guided tours can be organised for groups of 20 persons and more, on request. Fee: 50 €.

The abbey shop sells Orval cheese and beer produced at the monastery.

The site is entirely accessible to PMR.



  • Restaurant
  • Visitor guide for groups


  • Cafe
  • Shop
  • Parking
  • Car parking
  • Restaurant



Additional information

Parking busYes
Secure ParkingYes
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.