This great place of tranquility is not that old as you should suppose to. It was build around year 1910 and the community of monks is connected to the social life of the whole area. They settled here when Benedict had to move from France.
In the ground zero you should find interesting information about all in the little local museum.
Castle of Clervaux
Castle of Clervaux is situated in the city centre and was built in 12th century. In present days it is a little bit smaller because in 19th century and later in 1944 when there was a fight of Ardennes much of the fortification was destroyed.
You should see here at least three exhibitions, such as the fihgt of Ardennes, the exhibition of maquettes of Luxembourgoise castles and mannors and excellent exhibition of artistic photographs called "Family of Man". My fondest memory was the last mentioned exhibition because it was really unique, just black and white photos taking around the world suggested everything dealing with life.
Zone pietonne du centre
Zone pietonne du centre a.k.a. city center :) just for pedestrians is a connection of more streets full of restaurants and hotels, shops and other commercial buildings of the town. Here you can enjoy a cup of coffee or ice cream, great pastries and sandwiches.
The river side of Cliert
When you are going to the railway station again on your way back, don't miss nice views nearby river bank. It is nothing that preferable by tourist information offic but it has its own atmosphere what is for me more than just a view...
Clervaux - the church
When entering Clervaux. the first thing you see is the big church with its two towers.
This church, which was build in a romain-rheanan style in the years 1910-1912, represents the concrete of research and even remenbrance of a cultivated man, the prominent mayor Emile Prum.
"Clervaux - the abbey"
The second remarkable place is the abbey, high above the town.
The valley is majesticaly dominated by the benedictic St. Maurice abbey. The construction goes back to the years 1909, 1910 here you will find an interresting exposition of the customs and sacred rites. The priests of St. Maurice had a life of prayers and seclusion in spirit dictated by the rules of Saint Benedict.
"Clervaux - the castle"
When you come near the church, at once you see this little white castle.
The old castle built in the 12th century, dominates the view by its imposing mass and has witnessed a millenia of prestige and power of the count of Clervaux. During the Battle of the Bulge (December 1944), a fire ravaged the castle, which was completely restored afterwards.
Now it houses the local authority offices of Clervaux village, the museum of models of Luxembourg castles (very interesting!), a museum about the Battle of the Bulge and a photographic exhibition; "The Family of Man".