Namur, the Kingdom of tourism

The city of Namur, sometimes called “Nameur” in Walloon or “Namur the beautiful” is a tourist jewel that has grown, from the Aduatuques through the Romans to the present days, overlooking the junction between the Meuse and the Sambre. A jewel of history, set at the confluence of rivers as well as contrasts. Its rich city center heritage : old mansions,  cathedral, museums, churches, theater, belfry, and various places and remains … testifies to the contrasted past of a bourgeois city located in the shadow of its Citadel. The latter is recognized as exceptional heritage of the Walloon Region and recalls several centuries of military architecture and strategic lust. Napoleon had indeed renamed it “The mound of Europe”.

Aerial view of the Citadelle
Aerial view of the Citadel

Artists and conquerors have stayed there. All of them did not like it but each and every one of them used his words or his art to immortalize his passage in the city, giving Namur its nobility in history. The visitor will find in Namur many satisfying activities offered throughout the year. Maybe will he prefer the simple stroll in the old city, along the quays,… or maybe will he go for the many visits offered by the immediate surroundings, which are full of destinations to pin. The natural charms of the Namurois are spiced up with a widespread good humor, a high flight gastronomy and a patrimonial heritage with a character of its own, alternating Ardennes villages and cities of art and history.

A land of traditions, myths and legends, the province of Namur offers a very rich tourist programme orchestrated by the Tourist Federation of the province. This is the land of the RAVeL (Autonomous Network of Slow Paths) – a network of itineraries reserved for pedestrians and cyclists, a region of rock climbing, of potholers’ journeys through the bowels of the earth, where visitors can explore caves and caverns, and of river cruises between France and Germany, all underpinned by true professionals.

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Tourist train of the citadel
The Citadel tourist train
The visitors center of the Citadel
The visitors center of the Citadel
The Citadel's undergrounds
The Citadel’s undergrounds
The Cellars of Grafé Lecocq
The Cellars of Grafé Lecocq
Guy Delforge's Workshops - Perfume of Namur
Guy Delforge’s Workshops – Perfume of Namur
Guy Delforge's Workshops - Perfume of Namur
Guy Delforge’s Workshops – Perfume of Namur
Searching for Utopia, an art from Jan Fabre also known as "The Turtle"
Searching for Utopia, an art from Jan Fabre also known as “The Turtle”
Climbing
Climbing
The Queen Fabiola leisure park
The Queen Fabiola leisure park
 Rickshaws in Namur
Rickshaws in Namur
The Namourette
The Namourette
The Henri Hallet port
The Henri Hallet port
Paddle on the Sambre
Paddle on the Sambre
Harbor master's office
Harbor master’s office
nautical jousting
nautical jousting