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  • 1 Château de Crèvecoeur viewpoint Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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, ..

  • 2 Citadel Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 3 Grotte la Merveilleuse Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    r. de Philippeville 142 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.

  • 4 Rocher Bayard Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    B - 5500 Dinant

    This 40m-high jagged rock is where it is said that the Bayard horse split the rock open with a hoof blow as it fled from Charlemagne. The original narrow path was widened in 1661, then again in 1698 by Louis XIV's troops.

  • 5 Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    B - 5500 Furfooz

    This park lies on a chalk cliff site, in a bend of the Lesse. The river has dug out an underground course here that has been explored since 1962. The natural fortress site occupied until the 10C is recalled by the reconstructed Roman baths and ruins ..

  • 6 Spanish House of Bouvignes

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Baillage 16 B - 5500 Bouvignes-sur-Meuse

    This 16C house, thus named because it was built during a period of Spanish occupation, stands on the Grand-Place and was the former town hall. Its façade has scrolled gables and Renaissance windows.

  • 7 St Lambert Church

    Religious buildings

    r. des Potiers 1 B - 5500 Bouvignes-sur-Meuse

    This 13C and 16C restored church has interesting works of art, including the 16C Christ Bound or a 17C pulpit and lectern. Near the church, a dig has revealed the remains of a castle thought to date from the 11C.

  • 8 Notre Dame Collegiate Church

    Religious buildings

    pl. Reine Astrid B - 5500 Dinant

    Nothing remains of the edifice that became a collegiate church in the 10C. It was rebuilt in the Romanesque style in the 12C (only the north door remains). The Gothic church was erected from the 13C to the late 14C. The onion dome and campanile date ..

  • 9 Church

    Religious buildings

    B - 5504 Foy-Notre-Dame

    This church from 1623 contains Louis XIII panelling and an outstanding wooden coffered ceiling, decorated with 145 paintings (17C) by the Dinant artists Stilmant brothers and Guillaume Goblet. The works were given to the church by pilgrims and depict..

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