Hello wanderers! If you are planning a trip to Belgium, don’t be basic and just go to Brussels and Bruges, there is a marvelous town, you probably haven’t heard of: DINANT!
The citadel of Dinant, a 1815 military edification at the top of an enormous rock will leave you speechless. Under the rock, there is the Collegiate Church of Our Lady, free entrance and totally worth viewing the inside and outside. The notorious pear-shaped bell tower will amaze you.
Near the church, there is the Saxo museum, the entrance is free. Saxophones where invented in Dinant and they are everywhere, the bridge, the streets,…
My first advice to you, wanderer, is to pay for the Citadel, it would be an experience you won’t forget. I’m not going to tell you much about the inside, because this is a spoiler-free environment, but it will bring you back in time plus the view from the top is totally worth-it. Price 8.5€ adult, 6€ child.
Take a relaxing walk along the bank of the Meuse river, watch the mountains, how green and rocky everything looks at the sides of the plain flowing water of the Meuse.
Along the way, you will find Rocher Bayard, a needle shaped rock divided in two, if you have the chance to drive a car or go by bus you might pass through the rock.
Finally, I didn’t have the opportunity, but if you are a beer-lover, go to the Leffe museum.
Have fun in Dinant! And tell me what you think or share your experiences an photos in the comment section below!
PD: I stayed at a couchsurfing hostess’ house in Dinant, I will talk about the experience in the future post!