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A Murder Mystery Game or Weekend in the Golden Valley Guesthouse (Belgium)

Updated on November 2, 2012
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Nostradamus in Orval, a historical faction thriller written by Patrick Bernauw, about the producer of a historical tv-serial who was murdered... During the French Revolution, in June  1793, the abbey was sacked and burned down by revolutionary troops.    They did this because they wanted to find the Fortune of the Bourbons... But the War Chest is still there!Here's the famous well of Orval, that gave the Valley it's name.When countess Mathilde lost her wedding ring in the well, it was given back to her by a trout. "This truly is a Valley of Gold," she exclaimed - and the French "Val d'Or" became "Orval"...
Nostradamus in Orval, a historical faction thriller written by Patrick Bernauw, about the producer of a historical tv-serial who was murdered...
Nostradamus in Orval, a historical faction thriller written by Patrick Bernauw, about the producer of a historical tv-serial who was murdered...
During the French Revolution, in June  1793, the abbey was sacked and burned down by revolutionary troops.
During the French Revolution, in June 1793, the abbey was sacked and burned down by revolutionary troops.
They did this because they wanted to find the Fortune of the Bourbons... But the War Chest is still there!
They did this because they wanted to find the Fortune of the Bourbons... But the War Chest is still there!
Here's the famous well of Orval, that gave the Valley it's name.
Here's the famous well of Orval, that gave the Valley it's name.
When countess Mathilde lost her wedding ring in the well, it was given back to her by a trout. "This truly is a Valley of Gold," she exclaimed - and the French "Val d'Or" became "Orval"...
When countess Mathilde lost her wedding ring in the well, it was given back to her by a trout. "This truly is a Valley of Gold," she exclaimed - and the French "Val d'Or" became "Orval"...

Nostradamus in Orval...

Early in the morning, not so long ago, a visitor to the old Abbey of Orval discovered a corpse in the ruins. The head of Paul Schoeman was in a pool of water and his neck was disfigured by a bright red weal. ..

Paul Schoeman was the producer of the semi-historical documentary serial Mysterious Belgium. Patrick Bernauw published three historical faction thrillers about his work, also in a mix of facts and fiction. One of his books is Nostradamus in Orval, about the so-called prophecies of Nostradamus which are in fact containing a code to find The Fortune of the Bourbons. This ‘War Chest’ of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette disappeared in the Abbey of Orval during the French Revolution…

The police didn’t succeed in solving the mystery, and the historical mystery writer Patrick Bernauw, aka the Lost Dutchman, started an investigation of his own… Who killed Paul Schoeman? How was this done? And where can you find his murderer(s) and/or the Treasure of Orval?

Nostradamus, telling you in his own voice, about the treasures of Orval!

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Rue du Moulin, Villers-devant-Orval, Belgium:
Place du Moulin, 6823 Florenville, België

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Guesthouse "Les Sources du Moulin" is the place to be to start a true treasure hunt, or to have a great murder and mystery weekend!

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The abbey of Orval, Belgium:
The abbey of Orval, 6823 Florenville, België

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You will visit the new abbey of Orval and the ruins of the old monastery...

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Avioth, France:
55600 Avioth, Frankrijk

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The mystery game will take you to a mysterious great basilica in a small French town, just across the border: Avioth.

D
Montmédy, France:
55600 Montmédy, Frankrijk

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And the adventure will come to an end in the French fortress town of Montmédy...

Bed & Breakfast "The Sources of the Mull"

That's the story of the "true treasure hunt" or the "murder mystery game" you can play now in the woods of the Ardennes, in Belgium and northern France. Your host and hostess: Bob and Dani Bron-Breedijk of the lovely guesthouse Les Sources du Moulin (The Sources of the Mull).

Bob and Dani, with author Patrick Bernauw.
Bob and Dani, with author Patrick Bernauw.
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The police investigation indicated that one of the suspects, Bert De Ridder, had taken up residence in the bed & breakfast Les Sources du Moulin, in Villers-devant-Orval.  He showed a more than normal interest in the peculiar stone Bob Bron has found in his garden, as is proven by these pictures taken by Bob.

"Bert was very much interested in the stone, when I told him of the sounds my metal detector was producing there!" Bob said.

 

The true treasure hunt and/or the murder and mystery weekend will take you from Les Sources du Moulin to the impressive ruins of the abbey of Orval (Belgium), to the nearby basilica in the village of Avioth (France) and to the fortress of Montmédy (also in France, just across the border).

Will you solve the Mysteries of Orval? Want to have this mystery weekend organised for you? Then contact us here!

Avioth and Montmédy

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      Judicastro 

      8 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

      Oh if I only could join in the fun! But alas, not this year anyway. Thanks for sharing this with us, great hub!

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      pmccray 

      8 years ago from Utah

      I just love a mystery sounds like great fun. Voted up, marked awesome and shared.

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      Granny's House 

      8 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Great hub. Thank you for sharing.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      This sounds like so much fun!!! Thanks for sharing XD

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