Namur

Southeast of Brussels, Namur is positioned in the center of the Walloon region, which covers the south of Belgium: this has earned the city being named capital of Wallonia; she welcomes the political institutions of the latter. Long a fortified city during the medieval period, Namur has passed into the hands of multiple powers, and is often found in conflict center: the most recent example dates back to the two world wars, when the Ardennes constituted an important strategic point . Namur heritage dates mainly from the seventeenth century: witness the citadel, perched in the middle of a park, still overlooking the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse. Stroll on the docks, pedestrian city center, Namur has the charm of a provincial town; some interesting museums are to report, like the museum FĂ©licien Rops, while shifting.




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