Get on your bike and explore Walloon Brabant and its tourist sites on two wheels!
Whether with family, friends or as a couple, enjoy some relaxing times in the great outdoors in a remarkable setting.
Stop off in a “Bikes welcome” establishment: you will not be disappointed by the welcome!
1300 Wavre (Belgique)
WB by bike - In the time of the monks at the abbey
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N2 bis (Connection points) - Green
Points of interest
Ophélie and Alexandra prepare homemade ice creams with fresh milk straight from the farm, fruit sorbets without colorings and ice cream cakes to order.
This bakery has been lovingly baking good bread in its traditional wood-fired oven for two generations. Its bread, baguettes, currant breads, tarts, Viennese pastries, savoury tarts, cakes and 'pain surprise' will delight your taste buds.
Gourmet French cuisine takes pride of place thanks to the talented chef, Benjamin Laborie. His cuisine, based on seasonal produce, will satisfy your desires throughout the year.In good weather you can enjoy your lunch out on the terrace in a beautiful green setting.
Le Chalet de la Forêt, a stone’s throw from Villers-la-Ville Abbey, offers brasserie food and snacks. With a huge terrace and a kitchen open for lunch and dinner, this is an essential stop before or after visiting the abbey. This Villers-la-Ville institution was built in 1898 for the quarry workers and fully renovated in 2015.
A rural retreat housed in the outbuildings of a 1721 Brabant farm, surrounded by trails for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders, and located just a stone’s throw from the Battlefield at Waterloo.
The 38, or "Relais des visiteurs" in Genappe, gives you the information for the cities of Villers-la-Ville, Genappe and also Les Bons Villers.As soon as you enter you will find a range of local products, each more delicious than the last, diverse and complete information and a huge number of recommendations for a pleasant stay in the Pays des 4 Bras...
Visit this little museum, set in a former primary school in Glabais. The House of History and Heritage showcases archaeological collections and maps, an extensive historical library, covering general history, regional history (Wallonia and Walloon Brabant) and local history, as well as more than 7,000 family records from all municipalities of Walloon Brabant. The museum’s collections tell about life in the Genappe region from the most distant times up to modern day, funded by donations from people eager to preserve the heritage.
La Cabosse d'Or is a family business, producing pralines and other chocolate-based products, sold straight from the workshop.
Napoleon’s Last Headquarters is the only Napoleonic museum in Belgium. It was at this former farmhouse that Napoleon devised his strategy and drew up his battle plans.Located 4 km from the Mound of the Lion, the museum’s authentic period interior is home to a host of items of which the majority come from the French army, and they include the Emperor’s camp bed.In the layout of the Last Headquarters, visitors will be better able to soak up this historic location and gain a better understanding of history, while having fun. The focus is on the events of the night of 17 to 18 June and many stories from civil and military life. Audio guides tracing the course of the Battle will accompany you from room to room, following the fate of various protagonists.To guarantee access for all, the museum has developed different reading levels for adults and children. Particular attention is also paid to those with mobility problems, the partially sighted and the hard of hearing.
The restaurant La Brasserie de Rigenée in the Rigenée Golf Club inVillers-la-Ville is open to golfers and the general public. You can enjoy a meal with your family, friends or business colleagues in a friendly atmosphere. The terrace overlooking the 18th hole is a real haven of peace. Seasonal menu, lunch and other suggestions available.
Peaceful lodging in Villers-la-Ville for 6 people. This quiet guest house is nestled in a superb green setting and is part of an old and charmingly refurbished farm. The house comprises a living/dining-room wiht fire and TV, a kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower, 4 WC, a hall, a private car park and a garden with grass, terrace and barbecue. Many walking trails can be easily accessed by visitors. Welcome in French, English, Dutch, German and Spanish.
You can be sure of a pleasant stay in this beautiful family house in the heart of the Villers-la-Ville countryside.
As well as its impressive Abbey, Villers-la-Ville and the surrounding area are packed with unique little places, romantic walks and hidden treasures.Don’t miss the chance to learn about them and leave with even more ideas and information after popping into the tourist office opposite the entrance to the Abbey.
Exceptional listed Walloon heritage, the Villers-la-Ville Cistercian Abbey is remarkably preserved since the 12th century!Explore its reception-shop area with a wide choice of local products, its interpretive centre and its tour itinerary. Get a panoramic 180° view of all the Abbey.The 8 beautiful gardens in very different styles are also to be admired. The Physic Garden is filled with all sorts of plants used in everyday life in the Middle Ages while the Monks’ Garden and Pharmacy Garden present medicinal plants past and present. The Abbey Garden, the Garden of Scents with its Meditative Path, and the timeline of old garden rosebushes form the three ornamental gardens. Two fruit gardens complete this set, the conservation and experimental orchard and the port of Brussels orchard.With the family of friends, explore Villers-la-Ville Abbey, its architecture, its history, its gardens and its animals!
Villers-la-Vigne is the vineyard of Villers-la-Ville abbey. Restored during the 1990s, it is formed by a plain and four south-facing terraces, nestled in the middle of a field surrounded by stone walls hundreds of years old. The Villers-la-Vigne® appellation comprises four products, all from different terroirs and made using different vinification techniques. Enjoy savouring the Villers-la-Vigne® white, Villers-la-Vigne® red, Mistelle de Villers-la-Vigne® white and Marc de Villers-la-Vigne® .
The restored microbrewery of the Abbey of Villers-la-Ville is installed in the former wash-house and honours this drink very much appreciated by the monks.New beers are being proposed as well as those brewed by the Confrérie des Hostieux Moines of the Abbey of Villers.