"The Relaxed Namur..." Namur by coceng

Namur Travel Guide: 214 reviews and 574 photos

Monday 18th June 2001
Romantic name this place. 3 guys coming to Namur from an abbey & we felt like monks. Almost quiet. I liked it this way. Round & round the city we were in Dmitry's car. Settled for a place to eat. Finalement.
"What would you like ?" Dmitry asked. Errr, indesicive. They sure didn't have what I wanted. Looked at Reg blankly. Dmitry suggested that I should try the local dish. Yes, that's what I thought was my reply.
The waiter came back with raw vegetables with all the shades of rainbow colours. Pink, purple, reddish, brownish, blue-y; all arranged nicely for me to eat. I looked at the dish & smiled to myself, thinking that all these vegetables might suited somewhere in The Queen's cupboard !

Did I eat them ? Continue....


...is located at the confluence of the Sambre River and the Meuse River, both of which are major waterways, and thus has had a military significance in centuries past that guaranteed continual assault, from Roman times through the second World War.

As a result of having been leveled time and again, the antiquities in Namur are relatively sparse. Nevertheless, the city is large and important enough to offer the visitor a wealth of diversions.

The Sambre rises in Northern France, flows eastward through the Hainaut and Namur provinces, passing through Charleroi on its way to the city of Namur, where it joins the Meuse River. During the industrial era, much coal was transported on the Sambre.

The Meuse originates in France, crosses through the Belgian provinces of Namur and Liege, defines the border between the Limburg province and Netherlands, then flows into the Netherlands proper, where it turns westward and eventually empties into the North Sea.

The city of Namur is the capital of Namur province. It has a population of 105,000.



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Quiet & so beautiful ! I arrived in
Namur with Reg & Dmitry (by his

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A Truly Relaxed & Beautiful City In Belgium !
  • Cons:Depends On The Tourist Season, I Was Told Though...
  • In a nutshell:You Have To Pass Through Namur To Enter Belgian's Ardennes...
  • Last visit to Namur: May 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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