Top Choice Church in Namur

Église St-Loup

Baudelaire reputedly described this remarkable baroque church as a ‘sinister and gallant marvel’. From the purple marble columns, black stone arches, elaborately carved confessionals and complex ceiling tracery scul…
Top Choice Fortress in Namur

Citadelle de Namur

Dominating the town, Namur's mighty fortress covers a whole hilltop with ramparts, tunnels and grey walls. What you see now is more 19th and 20th century than medieval, and is compelling, great for strolling and off…
Museum in Namur

Musée des Arts Anciens du Namurois

In an 18th-century mansion, this interesting museum displays old artworks from the local region, paintings by 16th-century artist Henri Blès and many religious pieces, including a hoard of priceless Mosan chalices, …
Museum in Namur

Musée Félicien Rops

Celebrated local artist Félicien Rops (1833–98), born a few streets away at Rue du Président 33, had a penchant for illustrating erotic lifestyles and macabre scenes as you'll rapidly discover at this eponymous muse…
Museum in Namur

Musée de Groesbeeck-de-Croix

In a very fine 1753 former abbot’s house are displays of decorative arts in 23 beautifully furnished rooms around a formal courtyard garden. Don’t miss the 18th-century kitchen. At the time of research it was closed…
Cathedral in Namur

Cathédrale St-Aubain

This vast Italianate neoclassical cathedral, finished in 1767, is undeniably impressive outside but has a rather remote, mausoleum-like off-white interior and feels a bit uncared for.
Museum in Namur

Musée de la Fraise

This little museum-cum-info-office in the Wépion area sells strawberry beer, strawberry liqueurs and strawberry jams. In summer it runs guided visits to a little strawberry plantation. The museum is 7km south of cen…
Museum in Namur

Terra Nova

The citadel’s central section is a 19th-century former barracks with a new visitor centre exploring the history and architecture of this important military bastion. From here, various guided tours (adult/child €6/5)…
Perfumery in Namur

Parfumerie Guy Delforge

This specialist perfume-maker fills an old stone house with floral aromas and classical music. While it's mostly a shop, there are tours of the cavern-based perfume laboratory on Saturdays at 3.30pm (€3.50), plus Mo…
Fortress in Namur


In its later guises, the fortress moved the majority of its key installations underground. Fascinating visits, by tour only, walk you through the citadel's web of dripping tunnels showing you never-tested 1939 gas-p…