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Cycle Route La Namuroise

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Elevation profile Cycle Route La Namuroise

Added on 02 Apr 2012,

on 25 Nov 2020

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Hoegaarden, Flanders, BE (54 m NHN)

End location

Bouillon, Wallonia, BE (281 m NHN)

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0 km
4,5 km
43 m

BE-3300 Tienen


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Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ten-Poelkerk and Town Hall in Tienen

Tienen oder auch Thienen (französisch Tirlemont) ist eine Stadt und Gemeinde in der Provinz Flämisch-Brabant in Belgien. Die Gemeinde hat 34.675 Einwohner (Stand 1. Januar 2018). I


Die Region wurde in vorchristlicher Zeit von Kelten (Galliern) bewohnt. Regelmäßig werden in der Gemeinde archäologische Grabungen durchgeführt, die schon viele oft überraschende Funde brachten (zu sehen im Museum „Het Toreke“; siehe auch die Website der Stadt). Wahrscheinlich hat das uradelige Geschlecht der Freiherren von Thienen-Adlerflycht die Stadt um das Jahr 800 nach Christus begründet und beherrscht und sich so nach der Stadt benannt. Im 13. und 14. Jahrhundert war Tienen wichtig wegen der Lakenweberei. Nach 1500 ging ihre Wirtschaft jedoch bergab. Tienen wurde mehrmals von Kriegshandlungen heimgesucht, unter anderem einige Male im 16. Jahrhundert., 1635 (fast völlige Zerstörung) und 1914.


  • Onze Lieve Vrouwe ten Poel (St. Maria am Teich): 1297 erbaut; 1357 in gotischem Stil neu gebaut; der Turm ist 70 Meter hoch und von weitem sichtbar; die Turmspitze und das Kirchenmobiliar sind in Barockstil gehalten.
  • St. Germanus-Kirche (1323) am Viehmarkt, dem ältesten Marktplatz der Stadt. Der Baustil ist zum Teil romanisch, zum Teil gotisch. Ein Glockenspiel aus dem Jahr 1723 und eine schöne Orgel, teilweise aus dem 17. Jahrhundert, gehören zur Ausstattung der Kirche.
  • Ruine der Paterskerk (Brüderkirche) des Beginenhofes in einer Parkanlage
  • Das Zuckermuseum
  • Das Historische Museum im ehemaligen Gefängnis „Het Toreke“ (Das Türmchen)
  • Das Museum des Puppentheaters
  • Eine Stadtwanderung durch die historische Altstadt lohnt sich: es gibt noch mehrere schöne alte Häuser, unter anderem beim ehemaligen Beginenhof

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38 km
0,6 km
89 m


BE-5000 Namur


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Open every day from 9.30am to 6pm

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38 km
0,6 km
87 m


BE-5000 Namur


Hotel without restaurant (garni)


39 km
0,4 km
87 m

BE-5000 Namur


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La vieille ville à Namur avec la Cathédrale St Aubain
La place dʹArmes à Namur avec la Bourse de Commerce, actuel Palais des congrès
Namur, le vieux beffroi
Citadelle de Namur

Namur (French pronunciation: [namyʁ], Dutch: Namen, Nameur in Walloon) is a city and municipality in Wallonia, in southern Belgium. It is both the capital of the province of Namur and (since 1986) of Wallonia. It hosts the Walloon Parliament.

Namur stands at the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse rivers and straddles three different regions - Hesbaye to the north, Condroz to the south-east and Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse to the south-west. The language spoken is French.


The town began as an important trading settlement in Celtic times, straddling east-west and north-south trade routes across the Ardennes. The Romans established a presence after Julius Caesar defeated the local Aduatuci tribe.

Namur came to prominence during the early Middle Ages when the Merovingians built a castle or citadel on the rocky spur overlooking the town at the confluence of the two rivers. In the 10th century, it became a county in its own right. The town developed somewhat unevenly, as the counts of Namur could only build on the north bank of the Meuse - the south bank was owned by the bishops of Liège and developed more slowly into the town of Jambes (now effectively a suburb of Namur). In 1262, Namur fell into the hands of the Count of Flanders, and was purchased by Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy in 1421.

After Namur became part of the Spanish Netherlands in the 1640s, its citadel was considerably strengthened. Louis XIV of France invaded in 1692, capturing the town and annexing it to France. His renowned military engineer Vauban rebuilt the citadel. French control was short-lived, as William III of Orange-Nassau captured Namur only three years later in 1695 during the War of the Grand Alliance. Under the Barrier Treaty of 1709, the Dutch gained the right to garrison Namur, although the subsequent Treaty of Utrecht of 1713 gave control of the formerly Spanish Netherlands to the Austrian House of Habsburg. Thus, although the Austrians ruled the town, the citadel was controlled by the Dutch. It was rebuilt again under their tenure.

France invaded the region again in 1794, during the French Revolutionary Wars, and again annexed Namur, imposing a repressive regime. After the defeat of Napoleon in 1815, the Congress of Vienna incorporated what is now Belgium into the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. Belgium broke away from the Netherlands in 1830 following the Belgian Revolution, and Namur continued to be a major garrison town under the new government. The citadel was rebuilt yet again in 1887.

Namur was a major target of the German invasion of Belgium in 1914, which sought to use the Meuse valley as a route into France. On August 21st, 1914, the Germans bombarded the town of Namur, without any previous notice given. Several persons were killed. Despite being billed as virtually impregnable, the citadel fell after only three days' fighting and the town was occupied by the Germans for the rest of the war. Namur fared little better in World War II; it was in the front lines of both the Battle of the Ardennes in 1940 and the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. The town suffered heavy damage in both wars.

Namur continued to host the Belgian Army's paratroopers until their departure in 1977.


  • The town's most prominent sight is the citadel, now demilitarised and open to the public.
  • 18th century Cathédrale Saint-Aubain
  • The Saint Loup church, located in the historical heart of the city, is one of the most beautiful pieces of baroque art inherited from the former southern Netherlands, mid-July to mid-September: We: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sa: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (guided tour on 3 PM) Su: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, September to June) Sa: 11:00am - 4:00pm (guided tour on 3:00 PM).
  • Belfry classified by UNESCO as part of the Belfries of Belgium and France which are listed as a World Heritage Site.
  • Musée provincial des arts anciens, Rue de Fer, 24, +32 81 220065.daily, from 10:00 to 18:00. Closed on Mondays. Adults 3 €, students and senior citizens 1,50€, Children under 12 free. Medieval and Renaissance collections of the Namur Archaeological Society and the extraordinary medieval treasury of the Saint-Nicolas d’Oignies priory.
  • Musée diocésain et trésor de la cathédrale Saint-Aubain (Diocesan Museum houses the prestigious treasury of Saint- Aubain), Place du Chapitre, 1 (The museum can be accessed via the cathedral), +32 81 444285, Mobil: +32 476 972324. Reserve your visit by telephone at M. Jacques Jeanmart, Rue de l'Eglise, 5150 Franière phone numbers see above. Adults2,50 €, students and senior citizens 2 €, groups1,50 €, children 1 €. Gold and silver pieces (XI to XVIII century), sculptures and paintings from parishes and ancient abbeys of the diocese of Namur. Mediaeval glasses, textiles and manuscripts.

An odd Namurois custom is the annual Combat de l'Échasse d'Or (Fight for the Golden Stilt), held on the third Sunday in September. Two teams, the Mélans and the Avresses, dress in medieval clothes while standing on stilts and do battle in one of the town's principal squares.

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40 km
0,5 km
82 m


BE-5000 Namur







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