Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Namur, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 18 sights
Distance 5.4 km
Ascend 205 m
Descend 99 m

Explore Namur in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Namur

Sight 1: Parc Louise Marie

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Parc Louise-Marie is a green space in the Belgian city of Namur. Named after Louise-Marie d'Orléans, wife of Leopold I and first queen of the Belgians, the park is bordered, along its south-east side, by the street called Rempart de la Vierge, recalling its origins.

Wikipedia: Parc Louise-Marie (FR)

383 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: Arsenal

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The Arsenal de Namur is a 100-metre-long building on the banks of the Sambre River in Namur, Belgium. Built at the end of the 17th century, it serves as a university restaurant for the University of Namur. It is listed as a major heritage site in Wallonia.

Wikipedia: Arsenal de Namur (FR)

337 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Tour Saint-Aubain

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The Saint-Aubain Tower is a religious building in the Romanesque style, surmounted by a Gothic spire, located behind the cathedral of Namur (Belgium), without being attached to it. A vestige of the former collegiate church of Namur, the campanile is considered the "bell tower" of the cathedral built in the eighteenth century, and houses the carillon of Namur, a set of 49 bells.

Wikipedia: Tour Saint-Aubain (FR)

193 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Cathédrale Saint-Aubain

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St. Aubin's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Namur, Belgium, and the country's only cathedral in academic Late Baroque style. It was the only church built in the Low Countries as a cathedral after 1559, when most of the dioceses of the Netherlands were reorganized. It is classified as part of Wallonia's Major Heritage by the Walloon Region.

Wikipedia: St Aubin's Cathedral (EN), Heritage Website

192 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Musée des Arts Décoratifs

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The Groesbeeck-de Croix hotel, which houses the Museum of Decorative Arts, is a classified building located in the city of Namur in Belgium, built in the 13th century and refurbished in the middle of the 18th century by the architect Jean-Baptiste Chermanne.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Groesbeeck - de Croix (FR)

86 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Palais Provincial

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The Provincial Palace of Namur is a Renaissance-style building located on Place Saint-Aubain in Namur, Belgium. Built as the episcopal palace of the diocese of Namur in the middle of the eighteenth century, it became, in 1814, the seat of government and administration of the province of Namur, which it still is today (2014).

Wikipedia: Palais provincial de Namur (FR)

183 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Église Saint-Loup

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The Church of Saint-Loup is a Roman Catholic church in the centre of Namur, Belgium. Built in the Baroque style, it was built in the 17th century as the church of Saint-Ignace for the service of the adjoining Jesuit college.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Loup de Namur (FR), Website, Heritage Website

322 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Église Saint-Joseph

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St. Joseph's Church is a former Roman Catholic church building in the centre of the city of Namur, Belgium. it dates from the seventeenth century. The church of the Carmelite Fathers' convent, it became the parish of Saint-Joseph when it was reopened for worship in 1818. Closed in 2008 for security reasons, the church was deconsecrated and reopened in 2018, after restoration, as a centre of activities and cultural activities for the city of Namur. Since 2021, Masses have been celebrated there for students by the Emmanuel community.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Joseph de Namur (FR), Heritage Website

205 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Fresque des Wallons

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The Fresco of the Walloons is a trompe-l'oeil mural located in the "Jardins du Maïeur" of the town hall of Namur, Belgium. The painting, with a surface area of 330 m2, was carried out by CitéCréation in 2004. Restored and enlarged in 2018, the artistic work refers to some 250 illustrious Walloons and to the ancient and recent history of Wallonia.

Wikipedia: Fresque des Wallons (FR)

582 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 10: African museum of Namur

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Founded in 1912, the African Museum of Namur (MusAfrica) is a rich and astonishing cultural institution in the Belgian museum landscape. It is currently closed, due to renovation and expansion work. It is scheduled to reopen in 2024.

Wikipedia: Musée africain de Namur (FR), Website

394 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 11: Espace Culturel d'Harscamp

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Espace Culturel d'Harscamp

The church of Notre-Dame d'Harscamp, formerly Saints-Pierre-et-Paul, located on rue Saint-Nicolas, in the heart of old Namur, is a Renaissance-style church, built in 1750. Listed as a major heritage site in Wallonia in 1936, it was deconsecrated in 2004. The church is now used for its cultural activities under the name 'Harscamp Cultural Space'. Since January 2022, an operating concession has been granted to a collective. The space has been renamed La Nef.

Wikipedia: Église Notre-Dame d'Harscamp (FR), Heritage Website

292 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 12: Tour Marie Spilar

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The Marie Spilar tower is a military and historic building in the city of Namur in Belgium.

Wikipedia: Tour Marie Spilar (FR)

156 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Théâtre Royal de Namur

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The Théâtre Royal de Namur is an Italian-style theatre located in Namur, Belgium. Built in 1863, it is listed as a public civil heritage site in Wallonia.

Wikipedia: Théâtre de Namur (FR), Website, Heritage Website

101 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: Belfry of Namur

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The Belfry of Namur, also called the Tour Saint-Jacques, is an historical building in Namur, Belgium. The tower, constructed in 1388 as part of the city wall, became a belfry in 1746. It is one of the 56 belfries of Belgium and France classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site because of their importance as a representation of civic architecture in Europe and their testimony to the rising and influence of the city.

Wikipedia: Belfry of Namur (EN), Heritage Website

220 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 15: Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste

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The Saint-Jean-Baptiste church is a Catholic religious building located in the historic heart of the city of Namur. Built in the 13th century, it was restored in 1547, 1616 and, more recently, in 1890. The church was today in the service of the Catholic parish community Saint-Jean-Baptiste-Saint-Loup.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Namur (FR), Heritage Website

274 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 16: Halle al'Chair

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The Al'Chair hall, located in the Belgian city of Namur, is a historic Mosan style building built in the 16th century. Originally built for the corporation of butchers, it now houses the archaeological museum of Namur.

Wikipedia: Halle al'Chair (FR)

782 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 17: Citadel of Namur

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The Citadel of Namur is a fortress in the Walloon capital city of Namur, at the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse rivers. It is originally from the Roman era, but has been rebuilt several times. Its current form was designed by Menno van Coehoorn, and improved upon by Vauban after the siege of 1692. It has been classified as a Wallonia Major Heritage site. Its highest point sits at 190 metres (620 ft). Together with Dinant, Huy and Liège, the Citadel of Namur forms part of the so-called Meuse Citadels.

Wikipedia: Citadel of Namur (EN), Website

701 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 18: Théatre de Verdure

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The Théâtre de Verdure de Namur is a theatre in Namur, Belgium.

Wikipedia: Théâtre de verdure de Namur (FR)


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