Bruge-1Bruge-2The Beguines were a religious movement of single or widowed women (where they lived and prayed) who wanted to live in a pious way but outside the walls of a convent or monastery. The last Beguinage nun left in 1927 and since then it has been home to a community of Benedictine nuns. The tranquil courtyard with whitewashed houses dating from the 18th century set around a grassed area.