Museums & Heritage

Abbey of Aulne


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Abbey of Aulne


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

  • 2 suns
    2 suns


  • Adult : 4€

  • Child : 3€

  • Senior : 3€

-12 years : free

Opening hours

Modalities Covid-19 : online booking. Face mask mandatory.

From 1 April to 30 September, Wednesday to Sunday : from 13:00 to 18:00

13/04 & 01/06 : from 13:00 to 18:00

From 1 July to 31 August, Monday to Sunday : from 10:00 to 18:00


From 1 October to 31 March

Visit languages

  • English

  • French

  • Dutch

Services & facilities

  • Coach stop
  • Parking
  • Coach park

For groups

Founded in the seventh century, this Cistercian abbey has its origin in the Benedictine monastery established by Saint-Landelin. As well as the history of this jewel of a building itself, the guide will give an overview of the integration of monks into the rural world, and their periods of prosperity and penury.

Average length of visit : 1h

Visit languages

  • English

  • French

  • Dutch

Opening hours

All year round, by reservation