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Abbaye de Stavelot

Cour de l'Abbaye 1, Stavelot 4970, Belgium
+32 80 88 08 78
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A former abbey, now a cultural hub

The place has the appeal of a renovated 18th building and is host to both permanent and temporary... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Christine P
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Liege, Belgium
Nothing to see

Pretty lame Motorsport museum for such a famous track. Disappointing, expected a lot more. A... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
DJM964
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

The place has the appeal of a renovated 18th building and is host to both permanent and temporary exhibitions. We saw the one on the Divine Proportion, which os fascinating. As we were there on Sunday 10 December we could also explore the cellars where...More

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Pretty lame Motorsport museum for such a famous track. Disappointing, expected a lot more. A small collection of old race cars and bikes and memorabilia. Save your money and go to Auto & Technik Museum in Sinsheim, Germany. So much more to see there.

1  Thank DJM964
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We saw the history department of the museum - very nicely done. We also visited the rooms about Appolinaire, the poet and the exhibition of de rallye of Francorchamps.

1  Thank Warff
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We got a combination ticket which included the auto museum but the display was mediocre and overpriced. Could be much better.

Thank thewanderer300
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We visited this Abbey on August 17th. There is a parking lot next to the Abbey (enter at Avenue Ferdinand Nicolay). In the Abbey are 3 museums: the history of the abbey, Spa-Francorchamps Racetrack Museum and Guillaume Apollinaire Museum. There was also a temporary exhibition...More

1  Thank AmarilisVos
Reviewed 20 August 2017

There are actually 4 exhibitions inside the building: the circuit of Francorchamps, the history of the rich and influentual Principality of Stavelot-Malmedy, the French poet Guillaume Apollinaire and the history of the Knights Templar. The audio guide is free and available in 4 languages. Ancient...More

1  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I learned a lot from this museum. It tells the complete story from the begin to the hay days to the end of the power of the church. There is also a temporally exhibition about the templars but the best part remained the story of...More

1  Thank DdeKerf
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We had a morning spare after the WEC race at spa and decided to visit the musuem in staveelot, some ruins of the abbey as you walk in then a museum featuring a downstairs part dedicated to racing at spa, this was of course very...More

Thank simon m
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I have seen worse ruins than those of the abbey in Stavelot, but I have certainly seen better. There are a number of pillars, which are significantly shorter now than they ever could have been whilst part of the original abbey. One gets an idea...More

Thank Barrie L
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Nice for an afternoon. The racing museum looked is nice for car enthousiasts. We didn't visit all exhibitions.

Thank Carmen O
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