Dinant stretches out over a cliff and a river, fully deserving its title of ‘Daughter of the Meuse’.

Adolphe Sax is undoubtedly Dinant’s main man, having invented the saxophone in the 19th century and influenced the sound of popular music to this day. Sax is given full honours at , with a witty sculpture on a bench outside the entrance. La Maison de Monsieur Sax, centre d'interprétation à Dinant 

Dinant - Meuse - citadel - Collegiate church Notre-Dame

In the past, Dinant could only be reached by boat: on one side of the river, the impregnable Bayard rock hung over the water and completely blocked access. On the other side of the river there was a leper-house.

But that’s all changed today: the Meuse is spanned by a magnificent bridge, decorated with saxophones along the walkway.

A cable-car takes you to the Citadelle, from where you are rewarded with a breathtaking view of the Meuse. Apart from the excellent local beers, you should sample the local pride and joy: the 'Couque de Dinant'.

In the valleys surrounding the city there’s an impressive array of castles and abbeys, eclectic museums, artisan breweries and caves.