Dinant Travel Guide

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Dinant Overview

The commune of Dinant has today aprox. 13.000 residents, and is situated 25 kilometres south of the city of Namur and approx. 65 km south of Brussels.

The city turned out to be a little gem it an old little city cozied up against the Meuse River. If you can talk about a skyline in such a little city - its skyline is dominated by its two main buildings: the Citadel, which overlooks the town from a 100 meter cliff, and the Cathedral of Notre Dame, outsized against the surrounding structures and capped by a bronze onion dome.

River boats - can just imagine a wine and dine on this one.1820, is the second fortress to sit atop the strategic crest - It replaced the ruins of the original fortification, built 1051 on the orders of the Prince Bishop of Liege to defend the Meuse against invaders, and torn apart in 1703. Dinant had also its fair share of battles through history like many other Belgian cities. There are three ways to ascend to this military fortress perched on the cliff above the city of Dinant: by highway from behind, by a steep cable car ride, or by a 420 step staircase carved into the rock. At the top is a Museum of Armaments, plus dioramas, a collapsed shelter cave -- and an absolutely spectacular view of the Meuse River. There is also a restaurant, a terrace, and a play area for children.

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