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 for long-term renovations, but is scheduled to reopen by mid-2019.

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1. Musée Félicien Rops

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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…

2. Cathédrale St-Aubain

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This vast Italianate neoclassical cathedral, finished in 1767, has an undeniably impressive exterior but a rather remote, mausoleum-like off-white…

3. Église St-Loup


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4. Église St-Joseph

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The tall, red baroque frontage of this church is a notable landmark in the centre of town. Long-term restoration of St-Joseph began in 2017, and the…

5. Musée des Arts Anciens du Namurois

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In an 18th-century mansion, this interesting museum displays old artworks from the local region, paintings by 16th-century artist Henri Blès and many…

6. Beffroi

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In the centre of town lies the Unesco-listed Beffroi, a medieval stone fortress tower on which a clock spire was plonked in 1733. It houses a youth…

7. Place d'Armes

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8. Palais des Congrès

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The elegant stone-and-brick Palais des Congrès conference centre was rebuilt in the 1930s with war reparations from Germany (the German army having…