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Villers-la-Ville Travel guide
Villers-la-Ville : Michelin's recommendations
At the heart of a region of green valleys, the attractive little town of Villers is primarily known for its Cistercian abbey (its impressive ruins are among the most important in Belgium), the site of which is the venue for summer concerts and plays.
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av. Descartes 24 B - 1495 Villers-la-Ville
St Bernard laid the abbey's foundations in 1147, but the church and cloister were only built from 1198 to 1209. It was ransacked by Spaniards and local revolts in the 16C, then enclosed within fortifications in 1587. In 1789, the Austrians pillaged t..
r. du Sart 20 B - 1495 Villers-la-Ville
In this church, note the two fine 15C and 16C Brabant altarpieces, a 17C pulpit, a Christ Entombed from 1607, portraits of Villers abbots and the 17C funerary monument of the lords of Marbais. The eleven modern stained-glass windows are by F. Crickx ..