A true picture-postcard town, Dinant provides a stunning spectacle, especially when you look across the Meuse and lift your gaze towards the Citadelle and the onion-domed tower of the Collegiate church, all highlighted by the ribbon of houses and shops running alongside the river. For a breathtaking view, take the cable car to the Citadelle.
Set between a dramatic cliff and the river, Dinant invites you to enjoy the pleasures of the water in warm weather, or to scale the imposing Bayard rock. The more adventurous visit ‘La Merveilleuse’ cave or risk the exciting challenges offered by Dinant Évasion. Heritage lovers will enjoy visiting nearby castles and abbeys.
Dinant, Daughter of the Meuse
Situated on the banks of the Meuse, Dinant’s events calendar includes the unique aquatic adventure known as the International Bathtub Regatta, and more classic activities such as as river cruises or kayak rides.
Another pleasure, when the sun’s out, is to sit on a terrace and enjoy a Caracole Beer, a ‘flamiche dinantaise’, a tart made of cheese and eggs, or a hard, sweet biscuit known as ‘la couque de Dinant’.
The town has an international reputation thanks to one of its sons: Adolphe Sax. The celebrated inventor of the saxophone, Sax was born in Dinant, and the town celebrates him with an interpetation centre in the house where he was born. Several statues in the town also pay homage to the ingenious inventor. Other museums, such as the Maison de la Pataphonie, which displays everyday objects that have been turned into musical instruments, complete Dinant’s cultural offering.