Sights and jewels to visit in Namur, Dinant and the surrounding areas

Whether you’re a shopaholic, a history buff or a couple looking to visit our artisans, Explore Meuse is without doubt the place to be in Wallonia! Visit Namur, Dinant and the surrounding areas in any way you like and discover the many sights and attractions of a region that has so much to offer.

Take advantage of your stay to visit several cities in Explore Meuse

Explore Meuse is not just about Dinant and Namur. The region is home to 12 cities on the banks of the river Meuse, each with their own attractions. More than enough to create a jam-packed itinerary. Do you prefer “slow tourism”? Then drive through Anhée and visit the gardens of Annevoie or take a ride on a railbike. Continue your tour to Namur, enjoy a cruise on the Meuse and visit the citadel to immerse yourself in its heritage. Afterwards, visit Dinant and its collegiate church at the foot of the cliffs, which brings so much character to the city. Don’t forget to take a break and relax in one of the region’s excellent restaurants. Whether you are looking for typical local cuisine or a Michelin-starred restaurant during your visit in the Belgian Ardennes, you will be spoilt for choice.

Those who are mainly looking for thrills and spills will not be disappointed either! The region offers many activities that you can enjoy as a couple or with friends. Between the numerous gîtes (holiday accommodations) in the Dinant region, the many water sports on the Meuse, kayaking on the Lesse, paintballing, and climbing, you will have plenty to keep you busy. Also, it is a perfect region for stag or hen parties!

A range of activities for all tastes

There’s nothing more soothing than water, don't you think? Enjoy a cruise on the river Meuse. Then visit our craftspeople, discover their know-how and taste their creations. Don’t forget to taste the famous Namur “escargot petit-gris”! Finish your visit with a shopping spree in the city and experience the charming pedestrian streets. Would you prefer a bit of fun or taking care of your wellbeing? Among the kayak descents, wellness centres and railbikes, you are sure to find an activity to your liking.

Citadels and fortresses to visit without delay

Did you know that Namur citadel is one of the largest in Europe? Or that Dinant citadel is built on top of an old, ruined fortress? Have you already visited the magnificent gardens of the Château de Freÿr (Freÿr Castle)? Marvel at the scenery whilst learning about the history of our hotspots during a visit to the Belgian Ardennes.

Museums and famous houses

Explore Meuse is also home to numerous remarkable artists. Take Félicien Rops, for example. A painter, designer, and engraver, born and raised in Namur. The city pays homage to him through a museum that has to be discovered. Explore Meuse also offers a strawberry museum in Wépion, and several museums dedicated to archaeology and medieval heritage. Did you know that Adolphe Sax was born in Dinant? Visit the “Maison de Monsieur Sax” (the house of Mr. Sax) to learn about the life of this brilliant inventor of the saxophone. During your stay, every day is a school day!

Churches and abbeys rich in history

One of the world-famous jewels of Explore Meuse is, undoubtedly, Maredsous abbey. Whether you’re a history, cheese, or beer lover, you will be overwhelmed by the beauty and authenticity of the place. And, even if you have already visited the abbey, the region is full of other historical and religious sites to discover in the area.