Licques poultry is renowned for its tasty, high-quality meat, the result of rigorous selection by local breeders over generations.
The first references to this breed date back to the 17th century. Over the years, Licques poultry has become increasingly renowned for its participation in royal banquets and the tables of top restaurants. In 1998, it was awarded the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée label, which guarantees the authenticity and quality of the product.
Founded in the 11th century by the Prémontrés order, Licques Abbey was shaped like a Latin cross. Originally 50 metres high, and measuring 70 metres long and 25 metres wide at the transept, it dominated the landscape! Lightning struck the building in 1795, which explains its current size.
Over the course of its history, the abbey has been home to dozens of monks and lay brothers who have worked to develop agriculture and livestock farming, introducing turkey farming in the 16th century, for which the town is still famous today.
In addition to its architectural and religious heritage, the abbey is surrounded by an exceptionally beautiful natural landscape. Take a stroll in the surrounding area and enjoy the tranquility of the peaceful gardens, ponds and wooded paths.
Licques Abbey offers visitors an experience steeped in history and tranquillity, ideal for contemplation and discovery!