Galler chocolates: Exceeds its reputation
The most amazing range of delicious chocolates. A range of diabetic chocolates as well. Unfortunately the tasting room no longer exists :-( But still the best chocolates I've ever tasted, and I've tasted a few!!!! however they were better at ambient tempertures when the full flavour came out, than cold from my fridge at home after a hot journey home.
What to buy: The curry flavour was subtle and unusual but the caramel options were to die for.
What to pay: a bit pricy but worth it
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Not sure...: Find this wacky shop
This is a store out of a Monty Python sketch. It is run by two adorable, old ladies. They seem to specialize in outerwear, especially working class-style trousers in those fantastic shades of bleu. Unfortunately, they did not have my size.
What to buy: Work-related attire
What to pay: Not much
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Small shops in the city centre: Gorgeous continental Christmas presents
I spent an afternoon in Namur around Halloween in 2005. The town is not too far away from Brussels. If you wanted to spend a day there, it is very easy to get to, since it takes only 30-45min by train to get there. I absolutely loved the little boutiques they had in the city. It was only November, but I was looking for some continental Christmas presents for the children of my British friends. I did almost all of my Christmas shopping there and then because I liked the stuff so much :-)
What to buy: Toys, gifts
What to pay: Less than in the UK
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The local market.: Fresh and local...
Namur has quit a large market. Every saturday
morning it covers almost half of the city center.
You can't miss it.
Have a closer look at the dried meat sellers.
Also some merchants who sell straight from the
farm are highly recommended as well as
bread baked in a wood oven.
Go for it!
E. de Hucorne: Not to be missed..
It is a small shop loaded with chocolates and
sweets. One little box was asking for attention.
' Les 'BIETRUMé' de Namur'
I didn't knew what it was and I never heard
about them either. STRANGE!
They ware the best caramels I ever had.
They come in two different sorts in one box.
A bit one the expensive side...but a must if
you are a sweet tooth like I am.
Paté.: Nowhere it tastes better.
You can buy paté at the supermarket , but I think
you'll never find them better then in the 'ardennes'.
They got a tradition preparing these.
What are they?
It is meat from ducks , rabbitts , game mixed
with liver and spices and baked in the oven.
How to eat it?
When it is creamy people smear it on a
sandwish. I like it best served as an appetizer
with a salad and dressing and some
onion jam or strawberry jelly...not a large
portion. It is quit heavy.
This picture was taken at a butchery
in the 'rue des Brasseurs'
near rue 'Du pont'
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Ceramique de Namur: A local tradition.
Pottery , tiles , ....
If you want to take a souvenir or something
typical from Namur go and have a look at
'ceramique de Namur'
For 50 years Odette Dijeux has made all
kinds of objects for home.
A little tile with 'le petit grise' or a local figure
only cost 4 euro....
You can also buy some religuous objects.
It's not my thing , but maybe you'll like it.
main streets: Shopping Areas
Although Namur's a small town, you can find several streets you can go shopping, such as Rue de Fer (Iron Str), Rue de l'Ange (Angel's Str), Rue de Bruxelles (Brussels' Str) and Rue Emile Cuvelier.
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