Namur Travel Guide

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Namur Things to Do

  • Citadel

    Biggest I've seen in Europe even when compared to Budapest, Salzburg, Graz.We were there with grandparents, who found it a bit of a struggle to walk all the way up with the pram in tow. Consequently, we missed the gardens, which are at the highest level, around the chateau.Can eat in the restaurant 'Panorama': Spaghetti Bolognaise for 11.10 euros....

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  • Musee Felicien Rops.

    19th century engraver and artist. Seems to be most famous for erotic and death topics, which are allegorical. We went to a temporary exhibition 'Voyageurs artistiques belges', of which Rops' trip to Norway, Spain and HUngary as a young man took pride of place. Lots of drawings in travel diaries. Beefed up with some materials from the Tervuren...

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  • PALAIS DES CONGRESS

    The old style Commodities Exchange "Renaissance Louis XIII," has been restored and now is a modern convention center. Well worth a look at the architecture, and the square it's located in!

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  • D'JOSEPH & FRANCWES

    Have you ever heard of Jean Legrand, I hadn't, but probably if you live in Belgium or Europe, you may have. He is the Artist from Namur that did the sculpture's I saw in the Square.They were very unusual!There were two people, one D'Joseph and the other Francwes, [the Belgian version of Laurel & Hardy], Folk character's from a Comic Book.Here the...

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  • THE ROYAL THEATRE

    The attractive Royal Theatre of Namur is an old building built in 1868.It has been renovated, and you can enter through the main hall, but not when rehearsals are on. Of the 100 different shows and concerts every year, half of them take place in this Theatre.The Royal Theatre is an Italian style theatre with seating in the Royal hall for 950...

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  • ST. AUBAIN'S CATHEDRAL

    St Aubain's Cathedral, is the only cathedral in Belgium, built in academic Late Baroque style.Rather dull looking on the outside, I decided to head inside and see what it was like.No beautiful frescoes or anything like that, just plain white, with a richly ornamented frieze of carved fruit and flowers running in an unbroken band entirely round the...

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Namur Hotels

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Namur Restaurants

  • fantastic view

    This restaurant- bar is at the top of the Citadelle offering fantastic views. However the service was slow, but this gave the opportunity to see the amazing ice creams being served at other tables. After two beers we used the smallest room! This took me back in time to the 1960's and the public convenience in the local village, the room was large...

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  • A step back in time

    Harry Potter and the Ritz all in one. Walk down a narrow 'Harry Potter' style alley, find a double bow fronted almost Georgian bakery, walk in side to a another world. A beautiful tea shop, cloth covered tables, waitress service - good waitress service. Enjoy a wide selection of cakes. Trio of chocolates deserts

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  • Well worth searching out

    Excellent food; After reviews on this site we went to this restaurant and were not disappointed. The owner, an Indian from Croydon (close to my home town) was very friendly, the service was good and we are going back next week for a Special event evening including Indian dancers. Mixed grill with a selection of authentic Indian dishes.

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  • EXCELLENT PATISSERIE!

    The Dumont Patisserie does not only sell beautiful Cake's, but it is also a Tea-room where you can sit and enjoy yourselve's.The selection was so good, that it was very hard to make a choice!Very nice cake's, could have gone back for more if I wasn't so full!Can recommend, check out the mouth watering photo's of what was available in the...

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  • Not too bad...

    This place had an nice outdoor area and looked popular with locals inside. However, what I thought were Wallonian accents eventually gave way to a large table of Italians having what looked like a tourist lunch! The atmosphere was a bit worn and dated aura about it. The combo Asian waitresses had an annoying habit of walking indoors and out like...

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  • Chocolates

    Galler is a Belgian brand of chocolate.An excellent one if you ask me , but that is a matter of taste. So if I found out they had adegustation room in Namur I wanted to visitit. It is nicely decorated and they are specializedin chocolat and tea. They also serve a menuwith cacao in it...etc.What I found strange is that they put up signsthat it is...

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Namur Nightlife

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  • Special events are going on in...

    Special events are going on in Namur :- In May, 'festival des arts forains', animations in the streets- The 3rd weekend of September, 'Fêtes de Wallonie', folklore, music, eating and 'Peket' (local drink) sold in the streets, many people (take care of your bag!)- The 1st weekend of August : International Motorcross at the Citadel (prestigious races...

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  • ABBEY ROAD CONCERT !!!

    Yves, Dimitri, Christian and Alain, 4 guys from Namur (Belgium), whose name has become famous by playing the most famous music in pop history : the BEATLES repertoire.

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  • 'Les fêtes de Wallonie', a big...

    'Les fêtes de Wallonie', a big event where traditional culture meets concerts and parties. The whole town is closed to the cars for three days in September. Partying... drinking some belgian specialities such as beers or even a good 'pequet', an alcohol of the area. Don't forget to participate at the 'road of the pequet'... try a new pequet each...

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Namur Transportation

  • Good facilities at Namur station

    There is a bank of lockers here so easy to leave your baggage if you are day-tripping. Public restrooms were very clean. The 2nd class weekend train ticket was 9 Euros from Brussels to Namur round trip.

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  • From Sophia to Namur

    Thanks so much for your helpful info.34 hours, oh la la. I might change my plan into taking a flight.Which airline is reasonable price ?. It takes around 5 hours to get Namur from Sophia, is that so ?Cheers,

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  • Drive along the Meuse

    Namur is ca. 60 km. south-east from Brussels. Train connexions are convenient, but it is more advisable to come by car, as the road along the Meuse, in particular the strecht between Namur and Dinant makes one of the most scenic drives in Belgium, in particular in early spring when the trees lining the river are in blossom. This is an idyllic area,...

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  • 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...

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  • 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. Work-related attire Not much

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  • 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...

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Namur Local Customs

  • Saturday Market

    As in most of the towns and cities in this part of the world, if you come to Namur on Saturday morning, you will see that almost the whole of the city center is occupied by a lively open air market, where there is always something interesting to buy.

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  • The Location

    Just a map of Belgium so that you know where Namur is situated.It is about 54 km from the Belgian capital of Brussels !Namur is also the gateway to Belgian's Ardennes for some of us who like hikings & seeing great mountain sceneries...

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  • The convent of the Sisters of...

    The convent of the Sisters of Notre Dame (Couvent des Soeurs de Notre Dame) , situated in the rue Julie-Billiard, 17 is home to one of the most important and most beautiful art treasures in Belgium and Wallonia. Friar Hugo made this splendid collection of religious artifacts for a priory in the town of Oignies, now situated in the Belgian province...

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Namur Warnings and Dangers

  • CITADEL NAMUR.....

    The CITADEL walks are fantastic!Yet I want to warn you:do wear comfortable shoes.....the citadel is an old FORTRESS built on an UNEVEN rocky spur!So you have to be careful.....especially when you go there with children, which btw they will enjoy tremendously!Stay well clear of the MOATS and keep to the marked footpaths and everything will go...

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  • Don't enter the garden near...

    Don't enter the garden near the railway station (that one to the right of the station when you exit it, which is near a bridge) at night. Everyone warned me about serious danger there at night. Avoid it (anyway, why would you go to the garden at night? There's nothing to see!).

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Namur Off The Beaten Path

  • Foret de Dave/Foret d'Acremont. Welcome...

    Explore the Foret de Dave and Foret d'Acremont and the villages surrounding them. This is the COndroz region. Really extensive managed forest, though easy to get lost. At the end of June found wild strawberries and raspberries there, and lots of cherries... (Sart Bernard, on slip road from village on to major north-south trunk road).

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  • Peace And Quiet

    As we were exploring the city, we ended up in this lovely park, with a small lake and caves. We decided to relax here for a while and make plans where to go next.

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  • Villers-La-Ville...

    Step into the past and discover 850 years' daily life history by strolling through the ruins of one of the nicest architectural sites of Europe.This is a most satisfying excursion if you are based in Namur.MY VILLERS-LA-VILLE PAGE...

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Namur Sports & Outdoors

  • Volleyball In The Rain

    The day we visited Namur was rainy and cold, but it didn't stop some people in front of the Cathedral from playing volleyball on the sand. So we decided to make a stop here, listen to some odd music and watch the volleyball freaks.

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  • HIKING & CYCLING.....

    The countryside around NAMUR, called LE PAYS DE NAMUR, is most beautiful and attractive.ON REQUEST ONLY a visitor can buy the so-called IGN card, which entitles him/her to 10 DISCOVERY HIKING & CROSS-COUNTRY CYCLING TOURS!For the sportsmen/women: this is your chance to get the best impression of this wonderful area in BELGIUM: THE...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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  • Boat Rides on the Meuse

    When the weather is nice, taking a boat trip to Dinant is a fantastic alternative to enjoy the landscape of the Meuse valley and its little towns.The ride takes about three hours and the boats stops for two hours in Dinant. Check out the times in advance, as they do not run every day in the week.

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  • Wander in the Old City

    Namur has a pleasant and well preserved city centre, full of old buildings which date back mostly to the XVII century. In addition, most of the streets are pedestrianised and lined with animated cafés and restaurants. A really enjoyable and comfortable city to explore on foot.

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  • Find a restaurant

    The website: www.la-carte.be gathers more than 100 restaurants in Namur, each one with indoor/outdoors photos and the menu (and prices).You can also find there the contact details to reserve the best table.

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Ascend the Citadelle at your own pace
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Félicien Rops.
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Citadel
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The Citadel of Namur
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Visit Saint Alban's Cathedral
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Enjoy the view
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A historic trail.
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The Citatel
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