Namur is the eighth city in population in Belgium and one of the great unknown for tourists who visit the country and who mainly focus on better known cities such as Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges or Ghent. Despite this, it is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and has spectacular natural landscapes, partly thanks to the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse rivers. A city where you can enjoy its nature, architecture and history.
If you are going to travel to Namur you will be able to see the great influence of the Roman Empire in the city by seeing some of its many archaeological remains, almost all of them in the historic center of the city and which began during the commercial settlement of these in Celtic times. One of the most important places of interest in Namur is the Citadel , which is currently demilitarized and open to the public and where if you travel at Easter you can enjoy the beer festival that takes place inside.
Namur Cathedral is from the 18th century, it is dedicated to Saint Aubain and its bell tower has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Another very important attraction is the Couvent des Soeurs de Notre-Dam , a museum that contains authentic masterpieces of Meuse art made by Hugo d’Oignes. If you like museums, you have a couple more very interesting, the Archaeological and another dedicated to Félicien Rops.
Namur is also very culturally important and throughout the year there are important events that bring together many experts in various arts, such as the International Film Festival of the Francophonie, the Nam’in’Jazz or the Verdur Rock, which since 1986 have brought together thousands of followers from all over Europe . On the banks of the river there is also a spectacular Casino that is worth visiting even for one night and to have a drink.