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Namur (province)

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Namur is a province in the Belgian Walloon region. It is one of the country's least densely populated provinces, and probably its most picturesque.

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The Meuse and Sambre river cross the province, where they meet in the Provincial capital. Here they form the borders between two regions:

Hesbaye
The Hesbaye - which lies to the north of the Meuse - is a region of empty hills that stretches across four Belgian provinces, to Liège in the east and to Leuven in the north.
Condroz
And the Condroz - a region of rocky hills and deep valleys that forms the transition between the Ardennes and the lower lying regions -to the south of the Meuse, roughly between Liège and Namur.
Ardennes
The Ardennes - which stretch over 3 Walloon provinces and a part of France - occupy the southern portion of the province, and are one of this part of Europe's wildest regions, and an excelent destination for outdoor activities.
The Sambre and Namur seem from the citadel
The Meuse in Dinant
The Viroin in Vierves-sur-Viroin, Viroinval.
Ardennes landscape near Jemelle

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  • Namur (Dutch: Namen) — The provincial capital and capital of Wallonia, Namur is a classy town of around a 100,000 inhabitants, that boasts a tidy, well preserved old centre and an impressive citadel at the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse rivers.
  • Dinant — An old town in a stunning natural setting on the Meuse river, Dinant is a popular spot for adventure sports such as canoeing and rock-climbing. Dinant is best visited in winter, and is best known for being the place where Adolphe Sax invented the saxophone.

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