Namur: The Capital of Wallonia's Charms

Namur is the capital city of the province of Namur in the Wallonia region of Belgium. It is strategically located at the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers, making it an important historical, cultural, and administrative center in the southern part of the country. 

Namur letters in front of the Citadel of Namur

One of the most prominent landmarks in Namur is the Citadel of Namur, which overlooks the city from a hill. This fortress has a storied history and offers panoramic views of the city and the Meuse River. Visitors can explore the citadel and its underground passages. 

Cable car to the Citadel of Namur, Belgium

You can reach the Citadel effortlessly with the city's cable car, an experience that begins at Place Maurice Servais, nestled in the heart of the city. Step into one of the 12 comfortable cabins and embark on a 7-minute journey, enjoying panoramic views along the way. For an enriching experience, it's advisable to purchase a one-way ticket to the summit and consider descending on foot from the citadel to the city center. This offers an enhanced perspective of both the citadel and Namur, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the picturesque surroundings.

View from the Citadel of Namur, Belgium

View from the Citadel of Namur, Belgium

Namur's architectural splendor embraces a diverse range of styles, from the Gothic elegance of Saint-Aubin's Cathedral to the Baroque opulence of Église Saint-Loup. The Belfry, a UNESCO World Heritage site, stands tall as a testament to the city's historical significance, part of a collective of belfries spanning Belgium and France. This city is also a haven for museums, with the Rops Museum dedicated to the prolific Belgian artist Félicien Rops and the TreM.a, the Museum of Ancient Arts, standing as cultural landmarks. 

Saint-Aubin's Cathedral in Namur, Belgium

Belfry of Namur

Namur shines as an exceptional shopping destination. Lose yourself amidst the treasures of Namur's bustling shopping hub, the iconic rue de Fer, and explore the charming pedestrianized areas nestled within the historic quarters. Get ready to shop until you've discovered all the hidden gems this city has to offer.

Shops at the Rue de Fer

Rue de Marchovelette, Namur, Belgium

Namur is a blend of historical charm, natural beauty, and cultural vibrancy. It's a city where you can explore centuries-old architecture, enjoy outdoor activities in the surrounding countryside, and experience Belgian culture and cuisine.

Place de l'Ange, Namur, Belgum

Place d'Armes at Namur, Belgium

Small street in Namur, Belgium

Location: Namur, Belgium.
Website: Namur
Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We're a family of five from the picturesque scenery of Belgium. Come along with us as we share stories from our journeys so far. And if you're curious about any of the places we've visited, don't hesitate to ask. Your dream European getaway is within reach, and we're here to make it extraordinary!

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