By car and motorbike
Discover rural heritage and flavours
Discover the centre of Walloon Brabant by driving this loop.
You are sure to love the rural heritage and flavours of this province!
Explore its new reception-shop area with a wide choice of local products, its interpretive centre and its new tour itinerary. Get a panoramic 180° view of all the Abbey. And immerse yourself in the past with the Ardoise, the interactive augmented reality tablet! At each of the 20 stations on your itinerary you can access a variety of scripted multimedia content. Augmented reality breathes life back into the architectural features and to people now dead.
The Abbey has 5 gardens of very different styles. The Jarden des Simples of Medieval inspiration and the Jardin des Moines have medicinal plants from yesteryear and today. The Jardin de la Pharmacie and the Jardin de l'Abbé are two ornamental gardens. The fifth Abbey Garden touches the senses and the olfactory one in particular.
Also visit the micro-brewery and try the house-made beers. The micro-brewery opens its doors every 2nd Saturday of the month at 2pm, 3pm and 5pm for a 45-minute guided tour.
Pass through the vineyard on a guided tour (1hr30) every 1st Saturday in September at 14.30 and finish with a tasting.
With the family of friends, explore Villers-la-Ville Abbey, its architecture, its history, its gardens and its animals!
The Abbey launches two annual subscription packages (unlimited access to the Abbey for one year as of the date of purchase. These subscription packages save their holders money from their second visit on):
- The Personal Pass
- The Family Pass.
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.
Discover the 'Bâton de Saint-Bernard' from the butchers 'Maison Courtain'. This pure pork sausage is lightly smoked, with hazelnuts and beer from the monks of Villers. This local product is only available in this shop in Villers-la-Ville.
At the northern edge of Tilly, the chapel of Notre-Dame des Affligés is a small oratory (1731) that held an oak Virgin dating from the 1600s. It was erected by a former soldier in fulfilment of a vow: as he passed through Villers to wage war in Germany, he promised to build a chapel in honour of the Virgin there if he came back alive. He returned later with an antique statue saved from a fire. He settled in the south of the abbey and lived there as a hermit for several years, collecting the sum needed to fulfil his vow penny by penny. The chapel soon became a place of pilgrimage. Notre-Dame des Affligés (Our Lady of the Afflicted) is called upon to help young children having difficulty taking their first steps and all those suffering problems with their legs
You can be sure of a pleasant stay in this beautiful family house in the heart of the Villers-la-Ville countryside.
The 'Ferme du Patriote' in Gentinnes (Chastre) offers produce from local agriculture. The products are sold in the courtyard of the farm which is currently undergoing a conversion to obtain its organic certification. You will find seasonal fruits and vegetables, local dairy products (butter, cream, cheeses,..), farm chickens and a selection of local products such as beers, apple juice, honey and preserves.
The traditional chocolate maker "Définitivement Chocolat" produces from its own workshops and sells a very varied assortment of pralines, crunchy chocolate, fruit paste and chocolate spread to local shops...
La Bergerie de Mellery is a sheep and cattle rearing farm that rears according to organic agricultural methods. The sheep breeds are the Entre Sambre et Meuse, the Rouge de l’Ouest and the Hampshire. The cattle breeds are the Parthenaise, the Galloway and the Dexter. Located in Villers-la-Ville, not far from Villers Abbey, this passionate producer sells directly in the form of packages of beef or lamb which can be ordered for home delivery or picked up from the farm (no shop).
In an idyllic setting, this 5-star guesthouse is a luxury suite with private wellness, located in the nature. You will experience without any doubt tranquility and change of scene. This accommodation is ideal for a romantic and wellness stay to revitalise yourself.
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.
These magnificent fairways lie in a vast plain dotted with water, bushes and clearings. Obstacles are omnipresent in the shape of bunkers, ponds and unforgiving roughs defending impeccable greens. Novices can enjoy a fun introduction to the sport. 18 holes - 6115m Par 739 holes - 782m
This farm specialises in rearing Turbo oven and Naked Red Neck chickens and the sale of Bintje, Désirée and Nicola potatoes. Chickens are reared free-range.
Producer of seasonal and natural fruits and vegetables: strawberries, tomatoes, chicory heads, cabbages, beetroot and many others.A real delight!
At Ferme du Try milk is produced in all its forms: salted/unsalted butter, cottage cheese, cream and raw milk. There is something to please all tastes !
The Ferme de Bérines offers a feast of fresh seasonal products: potatoes, carrots, celery, salads, pumpkins, etc.
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.
Offering free WiFi and garden views, Gîte du Châtelet is an accommodation situated in Villers-la-Ville. Guests benefit from a terrace and a barbecue. The 3-bedroom holiday home is equipped with a living room with flat-screen TV, and a fully equipped kitchen. The bathroom comes with a bath. Gîte du Châtelet offers a sun terrace. Guests can relax in the garden at the property. Villers Abbey is 1.8 km from Gîte du Châtelet. The nearest airport is Charleroi Airport, 12 km from the property.