Are you looking for a place steeped in spirituality where serenity exudes from each stone? Then Maredsous Abbey is your dream destination. A natural setting, at the heart of Molignée valley, where the Benedictine monks perpetuate traditions, especially in terms of gastronomy.
With its neo-Gothic architectural style which is revealed through the many buildings - a church, a cloister, a monastery, a library and a few outbuildings - in its wooded environment, Maredsous Abbey breathes harmony. The abbey monks always welcome you there with authenticity, faithful to the values taught by Saint Benedict. Take advantage of your trip to visit this magical location, from the church to the monastery and its magnificent square cloister (50 metres on each side). Through its galleries surrounding a silent garden, where a fountain takes price of place, the monks move from one building to the other in total tranquillity. You can also take part - in silence - in the monks’ meals in the refectory bathed in natural light from its high windows.
Maredsous Abbey is also famous for its delicious cheeses. At the heart of its cellars, the monks have developed their know-how since 1872 thanks to a microbial ecosystem that is perfect for cheese-making. When you come, you’ll discover their history and evolution through time, as well as the secrets of transforming milk into curd and traditional cheese refining. And to finish on a high, you can taste them while enjoying the beauty of the stones around you...
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