Namur

Namur

 

Namur is the capital of Wallonia, the French part of Belgium.

The Citadel is one of the few citadels in Europe that have been so well preserved.

Namur

 

Places of interest

The Citadel

The uniqueness of this monument is due to the fact that it is one of the few citadels in Europe that have been so well preserved.

However, its also special due to the richness of its past: the military architecture reveals every historical period from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

Because it is located on a hill, this is arguably the best place to have a panoramic view of the city.

 

Belfry of Namur

The belfry of Namur, also called Saint-Jacob"s Tower was constructed in 1388 as part of the city wall.

It was remodeled as a belfry in 1746.

It is one of the 56 belfries of Belgium and France classified as the World Heritage Site of the UNESCO.

 

The Palais des Congress

The old stock exchange of Namur, is situated right in the heart of the city and, in my mind, is the epitome of Belgian architecture.

The architectural style is both charming and impressive.

 

Museums

Félicien Rops Museum

Felicien Rops is a Belgian artist who specialised in erotic artwork in the 19th Century.

 

 

 

Eglise St Loup

If you are touring Belgium, you may have already seen a lot of Baroque churches but be sure not to miss this one.

 

Strawberries

The area of Wépon is famous for its cultivation of strawberries.

 

 

 

 

Dinant Citadel

Perched high above the Meuse Valley, the citadel takes you back into the heart of history.

 

Castle and gardens of Freyr

The most magnificent natural site in the country is home to an outstanding estate with a touch of Versailles about it (16th-18th C).

You'll be won over by the delicate decor of the Rococo Pavilion and amazed by the elegance and simplicity of the oldest orangeries in the Netherlands.

 

The Abbey of Maredsous

Although the famous beer is no longer brewed by monks, you can still observe the traditional lifestyle of the monks who live here, in a place of calm and reflection.

The abbey is beautiful and surrounded by immense greenery.

 

 

 

 

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