Welcome in Val-Dieu Ora et labora: Pay and work Keeping in mind this basic precept of teh Rule of St Benedict, we inviste you to go trough eight centuries of history in the Abbey of Val-Dieu. The Abbey "Our Lady of Val-Dieu" is one of the most remarkable religious buildings of the "Pays de Herve". It has been built in the early thirteen century and is the only abbey wich has survived the French Revolution. We invite you to discover this rare jewel through a guided tour. Your visit will start in the barnyard from the abbey. Then, our guide will lead you in the Basillica as well as in a few secret rooms ; the monastic refectory, the chapter house. Through this visit, you will learn about the monastic live troughout the centuries and about the use of the different rooms located around the cloister.