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Visit a Prehistoric Cave

The city of Dinant is located on the West Bank of the Meuse, 40 kilometers from Namur. You can come here to visit the prehistoric cave of Mont-Shuf. It was the place where the goddess Diana was worshipped in Ancient Rome. It was used as a bomb shelter during World War II. If you go on a tour of an ancient natural landmark you can travel through the underground galleries for 50 minutes. Their height difference is 55 meters. Their total length is 650 meters. You will be interested to see stalactites and stalagmites. They were created by the river Les over several millennia.
The first mention of Namur belongs to the 7th century. The first settlers of this region were the Celts; then the area was conquered by the French people and later by the Austrians. Namur … Open

Tour of the Citadel Fortress

Streets Mervelew and Panorama lead to the hill. The main attraction of Namur is located on it. This is the Citadel Fortress. The Romans built it in the third century. The military museum is open in it today. There is a collapsed cave, a diorama, and a picturesque park nearby. You can get here by car on the mountain road that goes around the hill, by a stone staircase with 420 steps, or by using the funicular. It is open from 10 am to 5:30 pm.
The area of Citadelle together with the park is 70 hectares. If you get to its territory you will get the opportunity to see ancient ruins and walk along several walking routes. You will spend 45 minutes to 3 hours overcoming each of them. You can also climb the observation tower. It offers a magnificent view of Namur, its surroundings, and the Meuse River. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The Belgian city of Namur, the capital of Wallonia, is a great vacation destination preferred by hundreds of tourists. Among them are those traveling with children. Here, they are provided … Open

River Trip

If you like water sports you can take a boat trip along the Meuse and Sambre rivers during your vacation in Namur. You can enjoy the sights of the city from a new side. You will also have the opportunity to visit the banks of the river Les. Its length is 89 kilometers. You can ride a kayak or canoe on its last 20 kilometers. You will enjoy a picturesque view of the forest, rocks, and cliffs.
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Tour of the Ardennes Forest

The slopes of the Ardennes Mountains are located in the vicinity of Namur. They have a height of 694 meters. The slopes are covered with forest. You can go on a tour to see beautiful trees, castles, ancient monasteries, and canyons. Local residents are engaged in mining of silicon, iron ore, and coal there. You can also visit the mysterious grottoes called "the Thousand and One Night" and the cave of Neptune.
Guests of Namur will have a chance to get acquainted with the traditions of Walloon cuisine, which is distinguished by a variety of interesting and hearty dishes. At restaurants representing … Open

Tour of the Caves Located in the Suburbs of Namur

You may be interested in a 90-minute tour of the Han-Sur-Lesse cave. It is located next to a village that has the same name. It is located in the suburb of Namur. It was formed due to the destruction of the hill by the Les River, which flows under it at a distance of 1 kilometer. You can get to the entrance of the natural attraction only by a small tram. You will overcome a path of 2 kilometers. The humidity is high inside the Han-Sur-Lesse. The temperature is 13 degrees Celsius there all year round.
Namur, Belgium You will be able to walk through the mazes during your journey. Their total length is 3 kilometers. You can look at the riverbed and visit the huge halls with electric lighting. There are large stalagmites there. For example, this is a stalagmite called "Minaret". Its height is 5 meters. There is also a stalagmite "Trophy" there. Its diameter is 6 meters. You can also see light and sound representation.
Namur lives a rich cultural life holding a lot of interesting holidays and festivals throughout the year. Some bright celebrations transform the city beyond recognition. At the end of … Open
You will have the opportunity to take a boat ride on the underground lake after the tour comes to an end. It resembles the famous River Styx. Then you will be able to leave the cave to the sound of a small coastal gun firing. There is another cave not far from Han-Sur-Lesse. It is called Lorette-Rochefort. There are no huge halls and long corridors in it. But you can also visit it to get a vivid experience of walking along the underground river, sitting in a large boat.
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Reference information
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Namur
♥   Restaurant 'La Plage d’Amée' Jambes . Type - Modern cuisine. 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Epices et Nous' Erpent. Type - Traditional cuisine. 3.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Comptoir de l’Eau Vive' Erpent. Type - Belgian. 3.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Chez Chen' Wépion . Type - Chinese. 4.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Atelier de Bossimé' Loyers. Type - Organic|Modern French. 4.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Namur
♥   Castle 'Château de Faulx-les-Tombes' , 7.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Corroy-le-Château' , 16.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Poilvache Castle' , 18.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Vêves' , 28.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château Miranda' , 28.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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IHG Brings Its voco Brand to Scotland

As hotels in Scotland might open in April or May, the opening of two new hotels is a signal that life is slowly going back to normal and leisure travel will resume closer to summer. The name of the brand – voco – means “invite” or “call together” in Latin. The Glasgow hotel will be the first property by this brand in Scotland. The voco Grand Central Glasgow is a rebranded property open instead of the existing Grand Central Hotel. IHG reimagined the popular place, retaining its original charm. The new Glasgow hotel now features 230 rooms, meeting and event spaces, and an interesting option – a possibility to contact resident experts known as voco hosts who are ready to explore the most interesting parts of the city together with guests. voco Grand Central is a perfectly suitable choice for both leisure and business travelers. Read this

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