Unmissable tourist sites
Namur Travel guide
Namur : Michelin's recommendations
Namur, at the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse rivers, was once an often besieged, major military site. Today, it is still overlooked by its citadel, retains numerous churches and is a prosperous, mainly commercial and administrative town. Namur is also a popular tourist centre, the political capital of Wallonia, housing the province's Parliament, and boasts the renowned university colleges of Notre Dame de la Paix.
Tourist attractions Namur : Things to see and do
Pl. du Chapitre 1 B - 5000 Namur
This museum displays a fine collection of liturgical objects, including a crown-reliquary in a case adorned with enamel discs (c 1210), a 12C portable altar decorated with ivory plaques, an arm-reliquary of St Adrian (c 1238), a 13C silver-gilt statu..
Pl. St-Aubain B - 5000 Namur
This domed Classical building was completed by the Italian architect Pisoni in 1751, on the site of the old collegiate church. Inside, there are fine Baroque works of art, mostly from the region's abbeys and churches, such as Rubens school paintings ..
Rue Joseph-Saintraint 3 B - 5000 Namur
The decoration of the rooms of this museum, occupying a Louis XV-style town house, blend in harmoniously with the architecture. There are ceilings adorned with stuccowork, wood furnishings (panelling, doors, main staircase) and St Rémy marble firepla..
Rue du Premier Lanciers 10 B - 5000 NAMUR
"The hotel is located 328 yds (300 m) from the station, a short walk from the university, the Casino de Namur and the city's historic and business center. It offers 92 fully-equipped rooms, plus a bar, 24/7 snack service and paying car park. Fre..
Place de la Station 14 B - 5000 Namur
Grand Hotel de Flandre is located in a characteristic building across from Namur Railway Station and in the city centre. There is free Wi-Fi. The hotel rooms have a bath, tea and coffee facilities and a flat-screen TV. The hotel has a 24-hour recep..
Rue des Tanneries 13 B - 5000 Namur
Located just a 10-minute walk from Namur Station, Les Tanneurs offers stylish rooms, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. The Meuse River is 4 minutes by foot. Each modern room is decorated in an earth tone décor and has exposed wooden beams, a flat..
pl. Chanoine Descamps 5 B - 5000 Namur
On a small square that livens up on summer evenings, this restaurant is popular for its choice of modern, set menus and its cellar brimming with vintage Burgundy and Bordeaux wines.
r. Tanneries 13 B - 5000 Namur
A charming restaurant affiliated with Les Tanneurs hotel. Several separate dining areas. Nice table settings and an excellent choice of Bordeaux wines.
r. Notre-Dame 44 B - 5000 Namur
This elegant, sleek restaurant (old-fashioned tiling, wood and cream-painted walls) is near the parliament building. The talented young chef goes all out to put together modern dishes using choice ingredients.
r. Tanneries 13 B - 5000 Namur
r. Bailly 10 B - 5000 Namur
Here, diners can savour classic bistro-style cuisine (calf sweetbreads, lobster with asparagus, squab, crème brûlée...) concocted by the highly experienced chef.
r. La Tour 2 B - 5000 Namur
This fish restaurant "anchored" near the theatre is always full at lunchtime. Tasty seafood cooking with an extensive and varied choice of menus.