Rochefort At A Glance
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sant-Remy-Rochefort
Midway between Brussels and Luxembourg, the small town of Rochefort is the geographical centre of a small natural area named Famenne.
The Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy is close by, adjacent to ancient woodland and source of the Tridaine - a natural water source which connoisseurs say gives the unique flavour to the beer.
Images of Rochefort
The Cistercian Abbey of Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy in Rochefort is both truly beautiful and iconic, almost the epitome of what one might expect a Trappist monastery looks like.
The Abbaye Rochefort website provides further insight into this historic instituion.
The Trappist Brewing Heritage
Brewed within the walls of a Trappist monastery, either by the monks themselves or under their supervision, is just one tenet governing which beers can bear the Trappist name.
Just eight Trappist abbeys brew beer Orval, Chimay, Westvleteren, Rochefort, Westmalle, Achel, Koningshoeven and, more recently, Engelszell.