The logo used for Orval Trappist beer depicts a trout jumping out of the water with a ring in its mouth. You may not realise it when you're enjoying this delicious beer, but this image refers to the origins of the legendary abbey from which it takes its name.
Learn all about it, and so much more, by visiting this 900-year-old abbey with an expert guide to help you along the way. How did the Cistercian monks live? And how does the abbey function today? How and why did its architecture evolve over three different periods, marked by successive demolitions and reconstructions? Who were these illustrious monks, who have left their mark on the worlds of art and science? How did the monks' medieval pharmacy pave the way for the use of medicinal plants?
Your enthusiastic guides, Marie-Laure and Michel, will provide you with all the answers. Their expert explanations are the perfect addition to the videos, animated models and many remarkable artworks and ironworks on display in the abbey ruins, along with the various rooms of the adjoining museum.
As an Ardennes-étape customer, you get 10% off a guided tour of the ruins and adjoining museum.
Copyright pictures: Visit Ardenne / Visit Wallonia
Ardennes-étape customers receive an exclusive benefit with this experience:
€6.50 discount (10%) off the price of a guided tour by Marie-Laure or Michel
When you book a holiday home on our website, you have access to the Ardennes-étape Privilege programme that offers many lovely surprises with our local partners!
minimum 2 persons, maximum 35
Guided tour price: €65 (for groups of 2 to 35 visitors), paid on top of the price of entry: €7 for adults, €5 for students and €3 for children.
The price includes a visit to the abbey ruins and the museum.
Not included: visits to the 20th century abbey
Explore the surroundings