The Abbaye de Villers (Villers Abbey), situated in the commune of Villers-la-Ville (Belgium) in grounds of more than 36 hectares, is a destination site imbued with history and emotion.
It was founded in the 12th century, under the aegis of Saint Bernard. Today, its majestic ruins give a marvelous idea of the life of monks of the Cistercian Order.
What you can find here: over 850 years of history and lots of activities to suit all ages: theme-based, guided visits, family discovery walks, activity days, open-air concerts and theater, exhibitions, walks around the abbey, and more.
Loved the fact that it was not packed with people, even though it was the beginning of the season. It is a favorite spot for wedding parties, and we saw three separate couples having their pictures taken.
Another thing I love about the Abbey is that you can picnic inside, but if you are not into picnicking, there are two restaurants just across the street.