56km (35 miles) SE of Brussels; 27km (17 miles) SW of Huy; 54km (33 miles) SW of Li├Ęge

A handsome old riverside town (pop. 108,000) at the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers, the bustling capital of Belgium's French-speaking Wallonia region, has fine museums and churches, a casino, and an abundance of cafes and restaurants. You'll find many good places to eat and drink along the narrow, atmospheric alleyways of Le Corbeil, the old quarter of rows of 17th-century brick homes, along the Sambre waterfront.

The town is dominated by its brooding hilltop Citadelle, evidence of the strategic importance attached to Namur in centuries past.