situation6661My friend and I decided to go on  great Chimay tour for a grand weekend in Belgium. We sat in her car (hot as it was 34 degrees outside) and drove south of Brussels through Ardennes and Wallonie. 

Our first stop was a brewery Beers and Cheeses of Chimay. We tasted samples of beers and decided to continue further.

We were driving to many pitoresque small belgian villagges filled with houses made of stone and detailed with flowers in pots.  It was charmng to drive 30 km/h and enjoy all those things one can not see when driving from the high way.

Small villages of Wallonie in Belgium

Our second stop was Poteaupré and the abbey of monks. This Abbaye de Chimay, a small group of monks,  during the summer of 1850 established themselves on the wild plateau of Scourmont near Chimay. Around the monastery, soon came a farm, a brewery, and a cheese plant famous today as well.

Abbaye de Chimay

In the brewery, french brasserie we degustated the pyramide of beers and chimay cheeses.

As there was a small shop, we were even making our own way of shopping – a beer shopping! 🙂

Beer shopping

From there and the city of Chimay, we continued towards France… towards the sunset and new adventures…

In the village of Chimay ❤ a beer boiler