Things to see and do - Dinant
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Dinant Travel guide
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Dinant is a famous tourist centre occupying an outstanding site in the Meuse valley. The blue-roofed town is dominated by the onion-domed bell tower of its collegiate church and massive citadel. Dinant's name originates from the French word dinanderie (copperware). The town is also famous for its honey cakes and is the birthplace of such famous figures as the painter Joachim Patinir, Antoine Wiertz and the inventor of the saxophone Adolphe Sax.
Tourist attractions Dinant : Things to see and do
N96 B - 5500 Bouvignes-sur-Meuse
This fortress was named "Heartbreak Castle" after being razed by King Henri II of France's troops in 1554. A gate opposite the bottom of the steps was once part of the fortifications. The castle ruins offer a fine view of the town, church, ..
rte de Sorinnes B - 5500 Dinant
The first castle, from 1051, was rebuilt by the Bishop of Liège in 1523, then destroyed by the French in 1703. Its present appearance dates from the Dutch occupation (1818-1821). The citadel was turned into a museum, with reconstructions, dioramas, m..
rte de Philippeville B - 5500 Dinant
This cave has an outstanding profusion of concretions with varied shapes (drapes, waterfalls, small columns) and colours, (white, brown, blue, pink) on three levels. A gallery-staircase with over 120 steps brings visitors back above ground.
Rue Des Crétias, 99 B - 5500 Falmignoul
Auberge Des Crètes offers rooms with a view in the village of Falmignoul. The fine restaurant has a wine list with champagne and over 100 types of wine. The rooms have a private bathroom and a TV. Each has a view of the park, the garden or the pictu..
Rue de l'Aiguigeois 1 B - 5503 Achêne
Set in a woody area a 5-minute drive from Dinant, Hostellerie Gilain is a family-run hotel that features its own restaurant, which serves regional and French cuisine and has been awarded with 1 Michelin star. Free WiFi is available in the entire prop..
De Pont-a-Lesse 31 B - 5500 Pont-a-lesse
Best Western Dinant Castel de Pont-a-Lesse is located in the heart of the Ardennes. This renovated manor house is only 5 km from the city centre of Dinant and offers an indoor pool. The hotel rooms have satellite TV and black-out curtains for a comf..
r. Cousot 3 B - 5500 Dinant
Located in a manor house since 1991, this restaurant is on the banks of the Meuse. It has earned itself something of a reputation thanks to its "Gourmet Invitation" menu and fine wine list. Spacious restaurant area decked out in bright colo..
r. Rémy Himmer 4 B - 5500 Dinant
This former café has been converted into a friendly bistro, where diners tuck into hearty, traditional dishes such as kidneys in mustard. All the meals are prepared entirely from fresh produce, which means that the menu changes frequently.
r. Aiguigeois 1 B - 5503 Sorinnes
Chef Gilain has indubitably found the right path in the Belgian gastronomic tradition, which he enhances with more contemporary touches. For a taste of refinement try the small dishes, and then enjoy a night in one of the lovely and comfortable rooms..
r. Grande 22 B - 5500 Dinant
This restaurant is on the main shopping street. It is popular for its seasonal menus at reduced prices, as well as its small à la carte menu with oriental dishes. Quiet, peaceful atmosphere enlivened by retro touches. The chef is a trained pastry coo..
r. A. Daoust 49 B - 5500 Dinant
With 30 years' experience under his belt, Antonio Maffia is the godfather of Dinant's restaurant milieu. His signature? Bringing sun-soaked ingredients into dishes that are very much of the moment. Good value for money.
r. Crétias 44 B - 5500 Falmignoul
This old stone farmhouse away from the village serves traditional meals in a friendly, family atmosphere. Copious 'excursion' menus and delicious game in season. Terrace overlooking the garden and pond. Tranquil nights at cheap rates, facing the stre..
pl. Saint-Nicolas 11 B - 5500 Dinant
Fuchsia, turquoise blue and red paint the colourful picture that frames this endearing establishment. The classical, flavoursome cuisine is greatly appreciated, as is the pleasant terrace in fine weather. Delightful service.