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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

  • 2 suns
    2 suns

Prices

  • Adult : 5€

  • Child : 4€

  • Senior : 4€

-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 17:00

From 1 to 31 October, weekend: open depending on the weather

From 3 to 18 April, from Monday to Sunday: from 10:00 to 17:00

24 May: from 13:00 to 17:00

From 1 July to 31 August, van Monday to Sunday: from 10:00 to 17:00

From 1 to 7 November, from Monday to Sunday: from 13:00 to 16:00 open depending on the weather

Closed 17/05 and from 8 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