Dinant, jazzy little town along the Meuse
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May 23rd, 2009 – by: lamadude
Dinant had a quite turbulent past for such a small town, for example Charles the Bold punished the city by making 800 inhabitants jump into the Meuse and drowning them, after which he set the town on fire.
We didn’t visit the Citadel here since we were still pretty tired from walking all around the Namur one, however, the lazy among us will be happy to hear that unlike with the citadel in Namur, here you can take a cable cart to the top rather than taking the hundreds of steps.
Dinant is also the town where Adolphe Sax, inventor of the Saxophone, was born and this will be quite obvious to any visitor, since little saxophone signs and even saxophone statues can be found in the streets.
Dinant + Namur makes for a very nice day out when the weather is nice, also because the 30 km railroad in between the two places follows the Meuse Valley and is already a treat in itself.
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