Finally, the location for the "Last signs of autumn" is set: let's stay away from the city centre and visit the impressive rouins of the Abbaye de Villers
The Abbaye de Villers (Villers Abbey), situated in the commune of Villers-la-Ville (Belgium).
Majestic ruins give a marvellous idea of the life of monks of the Cistercian Order and a lot of nice photo opportunities.
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 marvellous idea of the life of monks of the Cistercian Order.
What you can find here: over 850 years of history and lots of greet photo opportunities.
Strolling through the ruins of this old Abbey will create some photographic chellenges like finding a good viewpoint or back-light conditions. A lot to try and to talk about.
There is a Brasserie nearby where we will have a snack / drink.
How to get there
By car / car-sharing (preferred)
Use the comments to make some arrangements.
Line no. 140 Ottignies-Charleroi.
Station: Villers-la-Ville (2 km from the Abbey)
The regular price is 6€ (there are also discounts)