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Abbaye de la Cambre, Brussels

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The Abbaye de la Cambre is a former abbey nestled in a lovely little wooded dell in Brussels.


The abbey was founded in medieval times but was suppressed by the French Revolutionary army. The attractive 18th-century brick buildings of the abbey, which surround a pretty little courtyard, are now used by several government departments.

What to See

On the courtyard is the main entrance to the lovely little abbey church (Notre Dame de la Cambre), with a simple barrel-vaulted nave. The church is an amalgamation of styles incorporating both Gothic and Classical features.

Inside is one marvellous painting, Albert Bouts' The Mocking of Christ, an early 16th-century work showing a mournful, blood-spattered Jesus.

Behind the abbey's buildings are walled and terraced gardens, an oasis of peace away from the hubbub of avenue Louise.

Quick Facts on Abbaye de la Cambre

Site Information
Names:Abbaye de la Cambre; Abbaye de la Cambre, Brussels
Dates:c. 1196
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Brussels, Belgium
Coordinates:50.818503° N, 4.375005° E  (view on Google Maps)
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Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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Title:Abbaye de la Cambre, Brussels
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/25/2009
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