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  • 1 The Oignies aux Soeurs de Notre Dame Priory Treasur Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    r. Julie-Billiard 17 B - 5000 Namur

    The Oignies Priory treasury, saved from 1940 air raids, is housed in one room. Exhibits include early-13C evangelistaries and reliquaries by the Mosan monk Hugo d'Oignies, whose delicate skill can notably be seen in the black-background medallions wi..

  • 2 Meuse namuroise Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    B - 5000 Namur

    The Meuse is at its most picturesque while crossing the province of Namur. Its powerful waters have cut a 300m-high valley before gradually lowering in altitude towards the north. The Meuse flows from south to north, like most Belgian rivers, and for..

  • 3 Citadel Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rte Merveilleuse 60 B - 5000 Namur

    The Tour Joyeuse, once part of the former Counts Castle, is on the right climbing up the Route Merveilleuse. A terrace in the north-east corner of the rocky spur offers a beautiful panorama of the Sambre and Meuse valley. The road then reaches the Ke..

  • 4 St Loup Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    r. du Collège B - 5000 Namur

    This fine Baroque, former Jesuit collegiate church, was built according to Pierre Huyssens' plans from 1621 to 1645. Ringed columns topped by a red and black marble entablature support beautiful sandstone vaulting, richly decorated in high relief. Al..

  • 5 Museum of Ancient Arts of the Namur Region Interesting

    Museums and art

    R. de Fer 24 B - 5000 Namur

    This museum, housed in the 17C Hôtel de Gaiffier d'Hestroy mansion, displays works of art made in the Namur area from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. The extensive gold and silverware collection has Mosan-style pyxes and reliquaries. Outstanding ..

  • 6 Namur's Diocesan Museum and Cathedral Treasury Interesting

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 7 Groesbeeck de Croix Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    R. 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..

  • 8 Félicien Rops Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    R. Fumal 12 B - 5000 Namur

    This museum, devoted to the famous painter and draughtsman Félicien Rops (1833-1898), displays lithographs, etchings (Les Sataniques), drawings and paintings by the artists. Many have a satirical or erotic theme.

  • 9 Namur Archaeological Museum

    Museums and art

    R. du Pont 21 B - 5000 Namur

    This museum, housed in the former 16C Mosan-style meat market, displays the results of digs carried out in the province. The Roman and Merovingian antiquities collections are particularly rich. There are also fine 1C-7C jewellery and glassware items ..

  • 10 Fort d'Orange

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    B - 5000 Namur

    This fortress lies near the Parc d'attractions Reine Fabiola (leisure park). It was built in 1691 to protect the Terra Nova bastion and partly rebuilt by the Dutch in 1816.

  • 11 St Auban Cathedral

    Religious buildings

    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 ..

  • 12 King Albert Rock

    Nature and gardens

    B - 5000 Namur

    Rocks rise 70m above the Meuse on the left. It was here that King Albert I, fell to his death while rock-climbing on 17 February 1934. A cross halfway up the face marks the place where his body was found. The surrounding forest has become a national ..

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