Villers Abbey

The Abbaye de Villers (Villers Abbey), situated in the commune of Villers-la-Ville (Belgium) in grounds of more than 36 hectares, is a destination site imbued with history and emotion.

It was founded in the 12th Century, under the aegis of Saint Bernard. Today, its majestic ruins give a marvellous idea of the life of monks of the Cistercian Order.

What you can find here: 900 years of history and lots of activities to suit all ages... theme-based, guided visits, family discovery walks, activity days, open air concerts and theatre, exhibitions, walks around the Abbey and more!

The Monks' Refectory in the winter
Vue de la cour d'honneur
The new panoramic 180º view of the ruins
La cour d'honneur

New large-scale infrastructures!


Come and (re)discover the Abbey thanks to its new large-scale infrastructures! A new reception area together with a new shop, an interpretation centre and a new visitor route. 

Temporary Photo Exhibition by Nikos Aliagas


Traveldudes visiting the Abbey

4 gardens


Discover the four gardens: the Medicinal Herb Garden, the Abbey Garden, the Monks’ Garden and the Pharmacy Garden. Stroll and enjoy a good time amid a variety of medieval and modern colours and scents!

2 beers

Villers Abbey Beers

Discover our two beers brewed on site... The Authentique (Villers V) based on the monks’ archives and a light triple (Villers IX).

The abbey’s tablet: “Ardoise”

L'Ardoise, la nouvelle tablette de l'Abbaye