Namur

The citadel and the Meuse

Namur is the capital of Wallonia, the French-speaking southern part of Belgium.

Get in

Namur is located 60 km south-east of Belgium's capital city, Brussels. It is easily accessible by road (the E411 highway from Brussels), train or boat (the Meuse comes from France and the Samber flow through Namur where they actually meet).

Get around

Namur is a substantial city and might be too large to discover on foot. The layout of the city is complex and navigation is not easy. Cycling does not appear to be very popular with the locals, perhaps due to the number of cobbled streets. On the other hand, many one-way streets are "except bicycles", so cyclists enjoy special privileges.

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Shop with fine foods

Namur lacks a proper shopping mall. The inner city supermarkets are one Match and one (smaller) Spar.

Other supermarkets are Carrefour and Colruyt in Jambes and another Colruyt and Delhaize in Salzinnes among others. Major shopping streets stretch from the Namur train station to Rue de Fer and Rue de l'Ange where you will find normal fashion outlets like H&M, Newlook,Zara, Kim Pie,Cool Cats, O' Appels, Charles Vogele Switzerland, Esprit, JBC, C& A, Women's secret, ICL Paris IV, Di, Camaieu among others.

Eat

Le Panorama restaurant

Drink

Sleep

Go next

Namur might also be your gateway to the Ardennes and Luxembourg. There is an international train going to Basel, Switzerland and from there to Zurich and Chur.

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