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Stavelot Abbey: the perfect alliance of culture and adventure

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  • Classification officielle d'une attraction en Wallonie : 2 soleils
  • 365
  • Abbey
  • Religious heritage

The Stavelot Abbey, a Benedictine abbey funded in 651, is a fascinating historical site with quite a modern touch: an abseiling experience from the top of the abbey tower.

Built in the province of Liège, the abbey features 3 amazing museums, each taking you on amazing cultural journeys.

 

 

 

 

An exceptional site

Stavelot Abbey has always been a lively place: monks in the 8th century, revolutionaries, master tanners, municipal administration, museums... Not once has it been empty n 14 centuries. The building itself is listed as an exceptional cultural heritage of Wallonia.

Amazing museums

The restored religious buildings regroup three large museums where temporary exhibitions are organised. One of them, the Historical museum of the principality of Stavelot-Malmedy offers in the renovated 18th century cloisters, a timeline through more than 1,000 years of history. The list of Abbots is reproduced on the floor of the central hall, whilst extracts from the Rule of Saint Benedict in Latin are etched on the windows. The rooms each address a specific theme which the princely abbey was controlling then: its monastic and religious life and its economic and political organisation.

2 other museums have found home in the abbey:

The experience also includes temporary exhibitions, archaeological remains of the abbey's church, dating back to the XIth century, a museum shop and a tavern.

Practical information

  • Your ticket gives you access to all 3 museums and temporary exhibitions.
  • Free access to the archaeological site
  • Guided tours can be organised for groups and individuals but pre-booking is required.

Visitors with specific needs

The Abbey of Stavelot 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.

 

 

Facilities

Services

  • Outdoor catering
  • Indoor catering
  • Audioguide
  • Library or document centre
  • Visitor guide for groups

Activites

  • Cycling

Equipement

  • Cafe
  • Daylight
  • Shop
  • Training materials on request
  • Training materials provided
  • Car parking
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi

Visites

Audioguide/mobile app/tablet
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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.