BELVAL ABBEY – ABBEY, TOURIST ACCOMMODATION, SHOPS, CHEESE FACTORY
The resurrected abbey
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After the departure of the nuns in 2012, Belval Abbey reinvented itself for a new human adventure in support of others. Holiday cottage, cheese factory, abbey tours… You could call it a resurrection.
This is the saga of an abbey, founded at the end of the 19th century and nestling in a green and wooded valley in the Ternois region. The Trappist nuns made cheese here as a means of earning a living. In 2012, the last nuns left the abbey. So the enthusiasts took up the challenge. And today, the renewal forms a social, cultural and economic project. The creation of a holiday cottage with cosy comfortable rooms overlooking the valley, the opening of the abbey to the public, and the re-launch of cheese production…
The real advantage
The abbey has also started making beer in the past few months, developed to complement the abbey’s cheeses. A marriage made in heaven.