Most people know some of Belgium's best beer is brewed by monks in abbeys. These abbeys are still active and thriving. However there are many ruined abbeys dotting the countryside. Villers Abbey is one of the most beautiful and atmospheric.
The ruined remains give visitors a real sense of how huge this abbey was in its heyday. Now it is a popular spot for family picnics.
Stroll through the restored medieval medicinal garden or take a walk by the abbey vineyard. Whatever you do, bring your camera.