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Abbey of Aulne

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Abbey of Aulne

Description

When Aulne Abbey was offered by the prince-bishop of Liège in 1147 to Saint Bernard, abbot of Clairvaux and propagator of the Cistercian reform, it was already nearly five centuries old! Like its sister at Lobbes, it was founded by Saint Landelinus who, according to legend, was a brigand before becoming a man of the cloth. You will find out more about the history of the abbey and the life of the Cistercian monks from the information panels installed along the open-air route. Come and enjoy the landscaped garden and its walking area.

Average length of visit : 45min

Quality labels

  • 1 sun
    1 sun

Prices

  • Adult : 5€

  • Child : 4€

  • Senior : 4€

6 - 12 year: 1€

< 6 year: free

Opening hours

From 26 February to 06 March and from 22 October to 06 November, everyday: from 13:00 to 16:00

From 01 April to 31 May, from Wednesday to Sunday: from 13:00 to 17:00

From 02 to 18 April, everyday: from 13:00 to 17:00

From 01 June to 31 September, everyday: from 10:00 to 17:00

01/05 - 26/05 - 05/06 - 06/06 - 21/07 - 15/08: from 10:00 to 17:00

Closed

From 01 November to 31 March

Visit languages

  • English

  • French

  • Dutch

Services & facilities

  • Coach stop
  • Parking
  • Coach park

For groups

Founded in the 7th century, this Cistercian abbey’s roots are the Benedictine monastery established by Saint Landelin. In addition to the history of this gem listed as Exceptional Heritage, the guide reviews the integration of the monks in the rural milieu and their periods of prosperity and decline.

Between 15 and 50 people

Average length of visit : 1h

Prices

Between 7.5€ and 8€

Visit languages

  • English

  • French

  • Dutch

Opening hours

All year round on appointement