Citadelle Namur

Perched high above the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers, the Citadelle of Namur stands as a silent sentinel, guarding the rich history and strategic importance of the Wallonian capital, Namur. Read more

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Its dominating position has earned it the title "Guardian of the Meuse." The Citadelle of Namur is not just a fortress; it's a testament to the strategic importance of the region through the ages. The structure has seen numerous renovations and rebuilds, each echoing the architectural style and military technology of its era. From Roman foundations to Spanish and Dutch influences, the Citadelle has been at the forefront of many battles, sieges, and occupations. Beyond its military history, the Citadelle offers breathtaking panoramic views of Namur and the Meuse Valley, making it a popular spot for both historians and nature lovers alike.
The Citadelle of Namur, with its expansive history and commanding views, stands as a symbol of the region's resilience, strategic importance, and the ever-evolving narrative of Europe's tumultuous past.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Citadelle Namur

Terra Nova Visitor Centre

Housed in a former barracks, it offers interactive exhibits that chronicle the 2000-year history of the Citadelle and Namur.

The Underground Tunnels

A network of more than 7 km of underground passages, showcasing the Citadelle's defensive strategies throughout the ages.

The King's House (Maison du Roi)

A beautifully preserved building within the Citadelle, showcasing artifacts and giving insights into the life of soldiers stationed here.

The Tourist Train

A guided tour aboard a small train that navigates the Citadelle's grounds, offering informative commentary on key sites.

The Master Gunner's House

A historic building dedicated to showcasing the artillery history of the fortress.

Medieval Castle Remains

Witness the remnants of the medieval fortress that once stood proudly on the site.

Panorama Points

Various vantage points across the Citadelle offering breathtaking views of Namur, the Meuse River, and the surrounding countryside.

Parc de la Citadelle

A peaceful park surrounding the Citadelle, ideal for picnics, walks, and enjoying the green expanse.

Chapel of Saint-Hadelin

A quaint chapel within the Citadelle's grounds, reflecting the spiritual aspect of its long-standing history.

The Donjon

The oldest part of the Citadelle, this tower dates back to the Roman era and offers insights into the earliest fortifications of the site.

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