A Visit to Orval, Famous for its Orval Trappist Beer

Orval Beer

THE ORVAL BREWERY IS ONE OF THE TEN TRAPPIST BREWERIES IN EXISTENCE: From Dinant, we travelled south, taking the pretty country roads of the Semois Valley to Orval. Orval is of course famous for its Trappist beer and this visit was going to be one of the highlights of Tony’s Belgium visit. He’ll happily admit […]

Orval Abbey – Famous for its Trappist Beer

Orval monastery

ORVAL ABBEY IS AN IMPRESSIVE CISTERCIAN MONASTERY IN THE GAUME REGION: Mention Orval, and beer lovers will immediately think of the prized Trappist beer. The Orval Abbey may be famous the world over for its beer, but the Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame d’Orval) site itself is an impressive place as we discovered during our visit. Orval […]

The Unusual Beers of Belgium

Biere du Boucanier, a real Belgian pirate's brew!

Beers You Might Encounter In Belgium (with luck!) Like Beer? Thought so. I mean, that’s why you’re reading this article, right? Well, if you’re hoping to experience the best possible beer on your travels then you’ll definitely need to make a detour to Belgium. While you can enjoy a local beer on any holiday or […]