A renowned abbey until the end of the 19th century, Rouge-Cloître is a place for walks, activities and exploring its heritage. It was one of the largest priories of Augustinian canons in Brabant from the 14th to the 18th centuries and a veritable paradise for artists, whom it still welcomes today.
Its name is said to come from the red colour of the mortar that covered its walls or from its construction on a cleared part of the Sonian Forest. The roo de Roodclooster referring to the Dutch word rooien which means to dig up or pull out.
Rouge-Cloître Abbey is home to artistic and cultural centres offering guided walks, exhibitions, shows, a demonstration of horse shoeing... Watch lace makers, glass blowers or fabric toy makers at work.
You can also admire the priory, the miller's house and the gatehouse. Take a break at the tavern Le Relais Forestier to enjoy local, organic and fair-trade dishes, but also to take part in cooking workshops and the picking of wild plants, flowers and heirloom vegetables.
Rouge Cloître Abbey
Location: Rue du Rouge-Cloître, 1160 Auderghem