A city of history and culture, Namur combines the discreet charm of a well-preserved heritage with the dynamism of a young regional capital.
Its location at the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse rivers, beneath the citadel which was once the target for strategic challenges, Makes Namur, at the heart of Wallonia, a deeply symbolic site full of the gentle Meusian atmosphere which so many artists have celebrated, yesterday and today.
In the intimacy of the old town's historic quarter, time seems to stop: the imagination is freshly aroused for everyone as the rhythms of life revive and as this freedom is finally rediscovered, a line or two of a Baudelaire poem sings in the mind, the melody of a music which is always unique and shared.
Open to all the elements which have created its individuality, Namur is a city of openness, a melting-point of exchange and pleasure, alert to its times and anxious to shape the future.
The tourist information board and its many partners work to make the city welcoming and hospitable.
For visitors who are sensitive to its nuances, Namur is a source of personal peace, evidence of a dazzling element of the secret sensuality of feelings mastered.
Councillor for Culture and Tourism
Chairman of the Office of Tourism
1995 - 2000
Namur the guide, October 1998
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