You are here : Gaume Country In a group... Our trails Circuit "Du Musée Gaumais à l'Abbaye d'Orval"

‘Gaume Museum to Orval Abbey’ tour

  • img_0
  • img_1
  • img_2
  • img_3
  • img_4
  • img_5
  • img_6
  • img_7


10h00 – 11h45: Visit to the Gaume Museum at Virton

- The region and its landscape
- Its people
- Its houses
- Its customs, folklore
- Its history: the Roman era, the Middle Ages, the 18th and 19th centuries
- Option of a puppet show on request

Or a visit to the Etienne Lenoir Museum in Mussy-la-Ville

A video presenting the village of Mussy-la-Ville will be screened, showing its highlights and famous inhabitants (Etienne Lenoir, Michel-Justin Devigneaud, Abbot Vital Alexandre, and Joseph Goffinet).

12h00 – 14h00: Lunch

14h30 – 16h30: Visit to Orval Abbey
(Guided visit, suitable for the visually impaired)

Orval Abbey is a historic site, with origins dating back to the 12th century. The ruins of this former Cistercian abbey offer a staggering wealth of architectural riches. You will also exploring the rest of this spectacular secluded site at the foot of the valley and home to the Mathilde fountain. An audiovisual montage on the history of the monastery and monastic life, the museum of traditional medicine, the beer museum and the garden of medicinal plants all bring your visit to life.

Or a visit to the Gallo-Roman site at Chameleux
The Gallo-Roman site at Chameleux is 4 km south of Florenville. The Reims to Trèves Roman road, built in 45 B.C., crossed through this site. The Romans built a staging post here to welcome soldiers and travellers.