Abbaye Notre Dame d'Orval

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The legend says that the monastery was born from an act of gratitude: The Countess Mathilda of Tuscany was a widow and her wedding ring accidentally fell into the fountain. Prayed to the Lord on the banks of the river at that moment a trout came up with the precious ring in its mouth. Mathilda exclaimed: ‘Truly this place is a Val d’Or’! “In gratitude, he decided to found the monastery on the site.