Namur Citadel

  • recognised tourist attraction
  • velo
  • Car park
  • Coach park
    5 parking spots
  • Maestro
Discover the Citadel's astonishing catacombs!

Enjoy a 1,30-hour guided tour of the catacombs, forming Europe's largest existing underground citadel gallery network. 

Climb aboard the tourist train! This 20-minute ride boasts stunning panoramic views over the town and valley of La Meuse. Commentary in French, Dutch and English. 

Follow in the footsteps of History with our superbly modern itinerary. The Terra Nova visitor centre offers a foray into 2,000 years of Europe's urban and military history, seen through the eyes of Namur and its Citadel.

Enjoy all 3 attractions for just €18 per person!
The "Citadel Pass" full tour ticket includes the catacombs tour, tourist train ride and free access to the Terra Nova visitor centre.
  • E411, exit 14 (Bouge) towards Wépion-Dinant. Turn right after Namur Casino, or take the cable car.

Take part in a festival with a friendly, festive, popular, colourful and multicultural programme! At the Namur citadel on 30 and 31/08/14!

Dedicated artists, who are eager to bring back citizens and their daily concerns to the heart of the debate, are given the floor.

Allow your way of thinking to evolve and take part in an event that is a genuine occasion of coming together, debate, expression, but also a party of thousands of citizens!

The festival consists of around 20 concerts, of which several are dedicated to children, alternating over the 2-day period between the stage on the Esplanade and the stage at the Théâtre de Verdure.

On the 2014 programme:

  • Arno, Blondie and Stephan Eicher,
  • Les Ogres de Barback and Irma,
  • Balkan Beat Box and La Pegatina,
  • Tinariwen, Babylon Circus and Coely,
  • Black Bazar, Bai Kamara Jr and S-Crew!

The Fête des Solidarités also features:

  • Debates and a village of associations,
  • A "Cité des enfants" (Childrens' City), featuring: adventure paths, various entertainment, theatre, urban arts, a circus, bouncy castles, clowns and lots more!

Henri Des and Aldebert will also be performing in concert for a young crowd.

With a very affordable price (€25 per person for both days), and the festival aim being to attract a crowd sensitive to the values of solidarity and open-mindedness.

Join the Fête des Solidarités community on Facebook!

Come and admire the participating teams, from emergency services around the world (firefighters, civil defence, army, police). in Namur 08/06/13!
This 7th competition will welcome 34 teams from 13 countries and will be mainly dedicated to urban rescues.
Participating teams will include 7 people (1 team leader, 4 team members, 1 victim and 1 examiner).
Two intercontinental teams (Vancouver, Canada and Sao Paulo, Brasil) will be the first teams to cross the Atlantic to demonstrate their skills on Namur soil.
Members of the public, whether seasoned climbers or not, photographers and emergency service members ... please join us to admire the display and the techniques used!
People of Namur, come to support your team and test the competitors' good humour!
All are welcome and entry is free.
Don't hesitate to join the GrimpDay Facebook community!

Come and be scared stiff for the 11th edition of Halloween at Namur Citadel, from Thursday 30/10 to Sunday 02/11/14.
This year for Halloween, the Theatre de Verdure is opening it's doors to only the bravest among you.
You will hear stories by Andersen, Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm and Edgar Allan Poe and you will be able to roam freely through the decors, recreating the worrying atmosphere of the tales and meeting imaginary creatures created by the authors along the way...
As for the Belvédère, it will be transformed into the house of Hansel and Gretel and will welcome you for theatre, children's quiz, music and snacks.
The schedule, from 1pm to 6pm at the Belvédère:

  • Thursday 30/10: A circus space for children
  • Friday 31/10: Show - "Where is Bluebeard hiding?"
  • Saturday 01/11: Halloween party!
  • Sunday 02/11: music quiz for children.

You can also get your face-painted, buy presents and souvenirs and have a bite to eat.


Tremble with fear for Halloween in the heart of the citadel!
More information on the website.

14 vineyards - from Namur to Carcassonne - will pass on their passion in a welcoming and friendly armosphere and at a great price. In Namur on 11 February 2012
2nd edition at the price of €1 with a free glass!

These enthusisastic businessmen planted their vineyards on a heather at the feet of the St Loup mountain. Discover their priduce, passion and secrets.
This year the sommelier department at the Cefor school has organised a tasting table where each vineyard will be presenting 2 wines.
List of vineyards:

  • Briard Damien, Quinsac
  • Brouir Léon, Le Coude-à-coude, Moustier
  • Château Bon Baron, Lustin
  • Château de Fosse Sèche, Brossay
  • more below

  • Domaine des Mathouans, Latour de France
  • Château Latuc, Mauroux
  • Clos des Terrasses, Sigoulès
  • Domaine Constant-Duquesnoy, Vinsobre
  • Domaine de Gravimel, Cebazan
  • Domaine de le Tête Noire, Gigondas
  • Domaine du Chenoy, Emines
  • Domaine du Ry d'Argent, Bovesse
  • Domaine Leymarie, Clos Vougeot
  • Mas Thélème, Lauret

For 1 euro you can enjoy quality produce in a festive and friendly atmosphere. Tuck in!

Rejoignez les hauteurs de la Citadelle de Namur pour participer à une balade gourmande et théâtralisée.

Le Comité d'Animation de la Citadelle de Namur vous invite à vivre une expérience gustative et immersive à travers le récit de personnages ayant participé de près ou de loin à l'histoire de la forteresse.

Des arrêts gourmands

Pendant cette balade théâtralisée de 3h environ, des arrêts seront organisés dans les lieux gourmands de la Citadelle :

  • apéritif au Château de Namur
  • entrée au Panorama (restaurant)
  • plat au « Fief des Natèfs » (restaurant)
  • dessert au « Made in Namur » (espace de promotion des produits du terroir).

Le menu proposé sera en lien avec le thème de la balade.

Informations pratiques

  • Arrivée 15 minutes avant le début de la visite
  • Départ en petit-train touristique
  • Réservation obligatoire
  • Prix unique pour tous les âges.

La Citadelle de Namur est un lieu immanquable si vous rêvez d'une visite alliant gourmandise et patrimoine !

Travel through time and immerse yourself in the Middle Ages with hours and hours of shows in Namur, July 2014!
This year's theme: "Women in the Middle Ages"!
In total, almost 500 actors and members of many theatre troupes will be present, including the Confrérie Namuroise de la Malemort.
Médiévales de la Citadelle (Medieval Times in the Citadel) is:

  • A replica Medieval village with wandering entertainment,
  • quality demonstrations and entertainment,
  • children's activities and a craft market,
  • music, a late-night opening and impressive shows that will make you travel through time!

Entry through the Citadel's Esplanade from 11am to 8pm.
Free shuttles from Grognon (every half hour from 11.30am).

Why don't you visit one of Europe's most esteemed Medieval festivals?

Discover the new creation "King of Thorn"!
New this year: New scenography, new formula, larger site: Medieval walk around the world. Late night opening from 9pm, Saturday 2 July: craft market, firework extravaganza, music...
You can park for free on the Esplanade of the Citadel.