• Attractions
  • Lake, water body or waterway
  • Woodland, nature reserve or natural area
  • Sport and relaxation
  • Sport
  • Fishing

The former ponds of the Stavelot Abbey are now a peaceful nature reserve and a real paradise for fishermen...

The history

Sculpted by a meander of the Amblève, these basins are fed by many springs. First used by the monks, the ponds proved perfect fish tanks for the abbey. Later on, tanneries (now gone) set up shop on their banks.

And today...

  • On both sides of the ponds, reed beds offer shelter to birds and small animals. The aquatic life is equally varied.
  • The guided tour "Stavelot and water" includes this site
  • Many animations are organised through the year: initiation to fishins, fishing fair...
You may have heard Belgium has recently faced torrential rain, causing dramatic floods. Many regions have been touched by this natural catastrophe. We are doing our best to help all travellers coming to Wallonia. Some sites are, as you can understand, not accessible for the time being. Please contact them or check their website/social media platforms before getting on the road. Be assured we are all trying to get things back to order as soon as possible. Travel advice
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Access for PRM (autodeclared) - Training materials provided - Parking


Pets allowed


Guide available/groups - FR - EN - German - NL - Guide available/individuals - NL - FR - DE - EN

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