Archaeology at the service of a restoration project

At first glance, the buildings surrounding the medieval church of the former abbey of Cistercian nuns of La Cambre mainly belong to the 18th century. Recent work campaigns on the eastern wing of the cloister have made it possible to understand the primitive medieval spaces of the cloister buildings of the abbey, both in plan and in elevation. During this visit around the cloister and in the church, we will take you back 800 years in time to discover – by means of archaeology – the still largely unknown remains of the medieval abbey of La Cambre. Interesting comparisons with its mother abbey, the Cistercian abbey of Villers-en-Brabant (Villers-la-Ville), lift a corner of the veil on the silhouette of this 13th-century Brussels cloister.

Collaboration:,Royal Museums for Art and History, BELIRIS, Origin Architecture & Engineering, Parish Notre-Dame de La Cambre


Date of Tour: 18/06/2022

Address: Abbey Ter Kameren/La Cambre

Meeting point: behind the choir of the Notre-Dame-de-la-Cambre church

Maximum 25 persons per guided tour (free, reservation necessary)

Accessible for PRM


Schedule of guided tours (Duration: 1.15 h):

Attention: guided tours only in French

11.00 (FR)

13.00 (FR)