Brogne Abbey was founded in 919 AD. It was destroyed in the Wars of Religion in 1525 and closed in 1795. The church and cloister are demolished, but other buildings still remain. Brewing on this site was first documented in 986. Today it produces Brogne Blonde beer.


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Founded: 919 AD
Category: Religious sites in Belgium


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Marc Demaret (11 months ago)
Très beau.
jean-michel barbier (2 years ago)
très beau marché de noël
Jean-Luc Devigne (2 years ago)
Très bel endroit
Eddy Boutet (2 years ago)
Excellent. Mets locaux en valeur. Bieres de Brogne excellentes. Que du bonheur avec un cadre magnifique tant à l'intérieur qu'à l'extérieur. Génial. À faire et à refaire.
Boguslaw Bielatko (4 years ago)
Disappointing .
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