Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Mysteries of the Valley of Gold: Orval

Forget the DaVinci Code, this place has the material for about five novels. To top it all, the action takes place in Belgium, long reputed to be the least interesting of places in Europe. These Belgians have been hiding dark and mysterious secrets from us for hundreds of years, or so it seems! If you like a meaty read, Patrick Bernauw will be your guide.

From the article:
The abbey of Orval, in Belgium's Ardennes Forest, is a place of mystery. Orval means Valley of Gold, Nostradamus seems to have written some of his prophecies here, and it's possible that there were 2 treasures hidden: the Treasure of the Knights Templar and the War Chest of Louis XVI.

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Article and photograph by Patrick Bernauw

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