The Bonne-Espérance abbey at Vellereille-les-Brayeux (Hainaut)

  • Religious heritage

This superb abbey, founded in 1126 in the countryside near Binche, is the only one in the Hainaut region to have survived the French Revolution intact.

Visitors discover the site vis the 19th century garden (which replaced the courtyard of honour), the through stunning stairs and continue via the cloister, refectory, former kitchens, capitular hall and basilica.

Archeological excavations revealed the remains of a second abbey church (gothic, this one) at the back of the building.

This abbey is listed as exceptional cultural heritage of Wallonia.



  • Parking
  • Car parking
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe


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.