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Festivals dedicated to Belgian beer, breweries opening their doors to the public... Many tasting adventures await in Wallonia.
By adding Belgian beer to its intangible cultural heritage, UNESCO recognises how important this delicious beverage is in our daily life, as a tradition, a terroir product and a way to celebrate life and important events.
There isn't, in Wallonia and Belgium, a festival, fair, picnic, birthday... without a glass of beer brewed. It is not about quantity but taste and quality ingredients. Looking for a special occasion? We have listed quite a few below.
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- © WBT - S. WittenbolGozéeMuseum or Interpretation Centre
The Aulne AbbeyThe ruins of the Cistercian Aulne Abbey are nestled on the right bank of the Sambre, in a place beautifully called "Vallée de la Paix" or Valley of peace. The atmosphere is indeed very soothing and calls for a pleasant walk.
- © OrvalVillers-devant-orvalPark/garden
Notre-Dame d'Orval Abbey: a religious and gourmet visitFounded in 1132, Notre-Dame of Orval is one of the most remarkable Cistercian abbeys in Belgium. This historical location is still home to a bustling community of monks and even... a Trappist brewery.
- © Abbaye de Maredsous asblDenéeReligious heritage
Maredsous abbey: cheese and beer of characterThe Maredsous Abbey, in the Molignée valley, is one of the most beautiful ones in Belgium. Make the most of your visit to admire the architecture of the monastery and taste the famous cheese and beer made on site.
- © WBT-DenisErroyauxRochefortReligious heritage
Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy de Rochefort AbbeyA community of Trappist and Cistercian monks of strict observance live on the abbey.
- © WBT - Olivier LegardienVillers-devant-orvalTrekking & hiking
The Walloon Trappist Abbeys Long Hike: Chimay, Rochefort and OrvalThe Walloon Trappist Abbeys Long Hike is divided in two stages: Orval to Rochefort (116 km) and Rochefort to Chimay (174 km), 290 km in total. This itinerary will introduce you to the beauty of Wallonia's nature and to its gourmet delights.
- © Abbaye du Val-DieuAubelReligious heritage
The Brasserie du Val Dieu and its abbey (Aubel)The Cistercian abbey of Val Dieu is a major site for pilgrimage and traditional Belgian beers in Belgium.
- © WBT - Denis ErroyauxWaterlooGuided tour and discovery
The Mont-Saint-Jean Farm's microbrewery and museum (Waterloo)The Mont-Saint-Jean Farm, in Waterloo, is home to a museum and a microbrewery. This historical location served as a surgical hospital for the British and Allied troops during the famous battle.
- © FTPL - P. FagnoulAnthisnesMuseum or Interpretation Centre
The Château de l'Avouerie d'Anthisnes, for a historical visit and its Beer and Pékèt MuseumThe Château de l’Avouerie d’Anthisnes, in the province of Liège, welcomes you for a gourmet and historical visit.
- © Charleroi Tourisme Gina SantinTrazegniesArchitectural heritage
Château de TrazegniesLocated between Mons and Namur, the Château de Trazegnies, dating back to the XIth century, is a precious example of Belgian feudal architecture.
- © Espace ChimayChimayReligious heritage
Scourmont Abbey | Gourmet discovery in ChimayFind out more about making Chimay Trappist beers and cheeses. Discover the Abbey of Scourmont, located on a plateau near Chimay.