The Festival experience
The historical importance of the Principality of Stavelot-Malmedy as a cultural and religious centre is well known; and as a result, everything remains in place to frame the festival.
The Abbey is accessed via either the park, where the imposing remains of the original Abbey building are located, or through the Court. The glass-enclosed cloister provides access to various performance spaces, notably the François Prume Room and The Monks’ Refectory, both regular venues. Higher up in the town, located on either side of the Place Saint-Remacle, are the Church of St. Sebastian and The Chapel of the Capuchins.