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Abbaye d'Orval

Les moines cisterciens trappistes d'Orval sont heureux de vous offrir l'hospitalité sur ce site. Notre abbaye constitue un ensemble diversifié. Nous avons essayé de vous le présenter de manière sobre et simple.

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Strong points

Parking
  • It is possible to drop a person off near the entrance.
Identification
  • The building is easy to find.

Points of attention

Staff
  • There is no reference person to accompany the persons with special needs.

Strong points

Parking
  • There is at least 1 reserved parking space less than 100 metres from the entrance.
  • The reserved parking spaces are properly indicated.
  • It is possible to drop a person off near the entrance.
Access road from the car park
  • All the transit areas are sufficiently large.
  • The floor is hard.
Entrance
  • The building is easy to identify.
Home
  • The payment device is easy to use.
  • The free space in front of the counter is sufficiently big.
  • The counter is at the correct height.
Vertical circulation
  • A sufficiently large lift serves all the floors open to the public.
Exposition
  • The majority of the content of the exhibition is accessible and visible.

Points of attention

Horizontal circulation
  • There are several steps to negotiate.
  • The floor is irregular.
Adapted sanitary
  • There is an adapted toilet, but it is difficult to use.
  • The key to the toilet must be requested from the staff.

Strong points

Parking
  • There is at least 1 reserved parking space less than 100 metres from the entrance.
  • The reserved parking spaces are properly indicated.
Access road from the car park
  • All the transit areas are sufficiently large.
  • The floor is hard.
Entrance
  • There is a doorbell at the entrance that allows asking for help.
Horizontal circulation
  • The steps can be bypassed by a well-indicated alternative pathway.
Vertical circulation
  • A lift serves all the floors open to the public.
  • The ramps are equipped with a handrail on one side.
Exposition
  • The majority of the content of the exhibition is accessible.

Points of attention

Entrance
  • There is a bevelled step of more than 3 centimetres.
  • The passage width of the door measures less than 80 cm.
  • Help is needed to open the door.
  • There is at least one ramp that is difficult to negotiate.
Home
  • There are no seats near the reception.
Horizontal circulation
  • The floor is irregular.
Adapted sanitary
  • The key to the toilet must be requested from the staff.
Exposition
  • There are not enough seats.

Strong points

Access road from the car park
  • Circulation is free from obstacles.
Home
  • The reception is in a quiet environment.
  • The reception has no glass partition.
  • The staff sees the persons coming into the building and can assist them.
Horizontal circulation
  • Circulation is free from obstacles.
Vertical circulation
  • A lift serves all the floors open to the public.
  • The staircases have at least one handrail.

Points of attention

Access road from the car park
  • There are no guide-lines in the large pathways.
Horizontal circulation
  • There are no guide-lines in the large pathways.
  • There are dangerous objects in the pathway.
  • There is at least one non-secured step in the logical pathway.
  • There is at least one non-secured ramp in the logical pathway.
Exposition
  • No adapted tours are planned.
  • The exhibition is not adapted, since the content is mainly visual.
  • Only a small part of the exhibition content is adapted (touch, smell, hearing).

Strong points

Access road from the car park
  • Natural or artificial guide-lines facilitate circulation.
  • There are no obstacles.
Home
  • The staff sees the persons coming into the building and can assist them.
  • The reception is in a quiet environment.
Horizontal circulation
  • Circulation is free from obstacles.
Vertical circulation
  • A lift serves all the floors.
  • The staircases are equipped with at least one secure handrail.

Points of attention

Horizontal circulation
  • There are dangerous objects in the pathway.
  • There are no guide-lines in contrasting colour facilitating circulation.
  • The lack of contrast between the floor and the walls makes it difficult to circulate.
  • There is at least one non-secured step in the logical pathway.
Exposition
  • The written explanations are hard to read.
  • No adapted tours are planned.

Strong points

Parking
  • The car park is freely accessible.
Entrance
  • The building is easy to find.
Home
  • The reception is open, well lit and allows lip reading.
  • The institution can be contacted by email.
  • The rates are displayed in the reception.
Exposition
  • The displayed content is mainly visual.
  • The lighting is sufficient and allows lip reading.

Points of attention

Home
  • There is no staff member practicing sign language.
Exposition
  • There are no organised guided tours in sign language.

Strong points

Parking
  • The car park is freely accessible.
Entrance
  • The building is easy to find.
Home
  • The reception is located in a quiet environment.
  • The reception is open, well lit and allows lip reading.
  • The institution can be contacted by email.
  • The rates are displayed in the reception.
Exposition
  • The displayed content is mainly visual.
  • The lighting is sufficient and allows lip reading.

Strong points

Entrance
  • The building is easy to find.
Home
  • The reception is calm.
  • It is possible to pay in cash (coins and notes).
Adapted sanitary
  • The toilets are easy to find.
Exposition
  • There is no need to by a ticket in advance.
  • A significant part of the exhibition is varied (touch, smell, sight, hearing).
  • The location is calm.
  • The location is well lit.

Points of attention

Exposition
  • No adapted guided visits are organised.
  • There is no easy to read support.