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Citadelle (Citadel)

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Citadelle (Citadel)

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Route Merveilleuse 64, Namur 5000 Belgium
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We will start our tour in Namur, the enormous citadel spread over Champeau Hill still dominates the scene of a constant city under siege. The variety of landscapes along the Namur section of the river is a result of the types of rock through which it passes. We will reach Dinant. Dinant, lies in a remarcable setting in The Meuse Valley. In the past, Dinant was a fortress, renowned for the chased copper-and brass-ware produced here since the 12C. The little capital of the lovely Semois Valley is one of the most popular places in the Ardennes, with canoeing on the river (break?) and a wonderfull countryside.From Bouillon, still following The Semois, we will reach Orval and its World Famous Abbey.From Orval, we will aim Han-Sur-Lesse, exceptional village, in the heart of the Parc National de Lesse et Lomme, an extensive limestone upland crossed by the two rivers. From Han, we will drive to La Roche-en-Ardenne. From La Roche, we will follow The Upper Ourthe Valley.
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karanvivek wrote a review Feb. 2021
Evere, Belgium647 contributions85 helpful votes
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Beautiful castle .. with wonderful view from every level Best way to explore castle is by foot (walk up), stay at every level (there are plenty of sitting spaces here and there) There are car parking at the highest level and at a level below (just next to Parfumes of Namur shop) One can easily spend whole day here .. there is a museum, an expo and small yet beautiful shop, cafe and train ride, small kids play area and plenty of open space to sit around and relax
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Lucas M wrote a review Sep. 2020
Belgium30 contributions1 helpful vote
A lot of spots to explore when climbing Namur citadel. Nice (half) day trip for anyone really, but probably even more so if you're a history buff.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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GB_Dave wrote a review Aug. 2020
Exeter, United Kingdom45 contributions16 helpful votes
An historic location with fantastic views. There's a lot of history here perched on this rocky outcrop in Namur, be prepared for walking up some slopes!. Climb up past the golden tortoise up through the serious battlements to take in the amazing views of the Sambre and the Meuse where they join below you and the city laid out before you. It's definitely worth the walk to the top for the sense of accomplishment and for the dramatic views in the day or night.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Dorit wrote a review Aug. 2020
Antwerp, Belgium26 contributions22 helpful votes
Namur citadel is indeed very impressive. You can find plenty of history details elsewhereת so I won't bother you with them... Wear good sports shoes and climb up - yes, it's intense workout but well worth the effort! In Corona times, you need to wear a mask. Great place to visit for all ages with good sportive spirit. A few parts are still under construction and there are two coffee houses at the top in different locations, if you get thirsty or hungry. Picturesque view of Old Namur and the rivers that are conjoined there. Loved it!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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periandro wrote a review Aug. 2020
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6,534 contributions322 helpful votes
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The Namur Citadel is a fortress in the Walloon capital city of Namur built on an impressive rocky spur at the confluence of the rivers Sambre and Meuse. It’s a stunning fortification with splendid ramparts which constitute a nice view from several points of the city. It dates back to Roman times albeit it’s been rebuilt several times until it was adapted to Menno van Coehoorn’s design, this one improved by Vauban after a siege which took place in 1692. Some years before it had been enlarged, and so the new section called “Terra Nova” was included. There is underground an impressive extensive network of passages, a part of which may be visited in guided tours. It’s advisable to make such a visit in order to see the interesting underground galleries and also to get to know the history of the Citadel and to realize the arduous work which was needed to carry out such a construction. Likewise, the panoramic view one can enjoy over the city of Namur and the Meuse upon climbing up to the Citadel top and once on it is marvelous and breathtaking. It’s very interesting to see St. Aubin Cathedral dome and the buildings’ roofs in general from that point. It’s in fact an unforgettable view. Finally, the Terra Nova Visitor Center is a good place to learn about 2000 years of History of the city. It’s a museum like place housing nevertheless not many interesting items. Among those interesting ones there are rock fragments, ammonite fossil, a French mortar and a cable car cabin. It’s by all means recommendable to visit that Citadel particularly to behold the fantastic views over the city which can be enjoyed from there.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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