To the heart of Wallonia

Namur Travel Blog

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busy markets all over town
Namur really was the surprise of the week for me, I had never been here before and wasn’t sure what to expect from it but I really liked the atmosphere here. There were street markets going on everywhere, there were people playing music and the streets and squares were packed with cosy restaurants. For some reason the whole city had a very Southern-European feel to it, although the weather probably helped. The beautiful setting in the Meuse valley probably helps to explain why this city was chosen as the capital of Wallonia (the Southern, French speaking part of Belgium) rather than its bigger neighbours, Liège and Charleroi.
The main sight in Namur is its sprawling military citadel, overlooking the city, it was expanded several times over the centuries and takes hours to walk all around. However, we didn’t have that much time so we did a smaller tour that did include the main parts of the citadel and gave us a beautiful view of the city below us. I really liked this city, not so much for the architecture or culture but for the very relaxed and un-belgian atmosphere that was to be found there, I really felt on holiday.

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busy markets all over town
busy markets all over town
view on (a part of) the citadel
view on (a part of) the citadel
Meuse river
Meuse river
starting the climb towards the cit…
starting the climb towards the ci…
Namur
photo by: Morle