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An Introduction to Namur

For the last of our Belgium series we finish in the small city in the heart of Belgium and the capital of the region of Wallonia, Namur. With a population of just over 100,000 it is a modest sized city, but that doesn’t mean it has nothing to offer visitors. Although you might not previously have heard of Namur, it is a fantastic small city to visit during a trip to the region.

Stay or Visit for the Day

If you’re looking for an ultra-luxury hotel to stay in during a trip to Namur, then unfortunately you won’t find one located within the city. However, if you do want to stay in Namur then there are some truly great 4-star hotels, such as Le Chateau de Namur and the interestingly-named Hotel the Royal Snail.

If you’d rather visit for just a day then you can easily do so from Brussels, which is less than an hour away by car or just over 35 minutes by train. There are numerous luxury hotels in Brussels to choose from if you’d prefer to stay somewhere really fabulous during your trip.

Must-See Attractions

Namur is an important historical city, thanks to its position at the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse Rivers and this means there are remnants of the past dotted throughout.

The Citadel of Namur sits imposingly at the confluence of the two rivers and is a magnificent stone fortress that stretches for several kilometres. Views from the citadel over Namur and the Meuse valley are spectacular, so be sure to choose a clear day to make your way to this attraction.

There are also several museums in Namur that visitors may be interested in. The Museum of Ancient Namur Arts is situated within an 18th century house and has medieval and renaissance collections of paintings, sculptures and more. The Felicien Rops Museum celebrates the life and works of the artist by the same name and is housed within a beautiful period house.

The Flavours of Namur

As with many Belgian cities, Namur is home to several Michelin-starred restaurants and a truly great food scene.

Cuisinémoi is located at the heart of the city, has been awarded one Michelin star and serves up modern French cuisine within an elegant atmosphere. Another restaurant worth a visit is La Bergerie, to the east of Namur. It has also been awarded one Michelin star and has a wonderful selection of wines to accompany its classic and traditional dishes.

Getting there in Style

We’re firm believers that flying by private jet is the best way to get to wherever you want to go quickly and easily. So, whether you’re travelling to or from Namur we’d be delighted to handle your private jet charter requirements.

Namur is incredibly well-connected and has three airports within around 40 miles of the city centre. The closest is Brussels South Charleroi Airport, which is 20 miles away, followed by Liège Airport and Brussels Airport.

Belgium month:

Fly into the Fairytale City of Bruges

Cosmopolitan Brussels

Antwerp – The Fashion Capital of Belgium

Spend the Day in Charming Charleroi

Ghent – Belgium’s Best Kept Secret

Where will you visit on your next trip to Belgium?