La Cambre Abbey

former abbey in Ixelles, Belgium

La Cambre Abbey (French: Abbaye de la Cambre) is a former abbey in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. It is between Bois de la Cambre and the Ixelles Ponds. It was founded in 1201 by a noble woman of Brussels, Gisèle.[1] The abbey church is a Catholic church. The monastery also has the headquarters of the Belgian National Geographic Institute and a visual arts school. It has a small park in the front and a larger one in the back.

The small park
Abbaye de la Cambre
Alexandrine Snoy, last abbess of la Cambre abbey


  1. "Abbaye de la Cambre". VISITBRUSSELS. Archived from the original on 10 December 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013.

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