‘Couque’, saxophone & Citadelle: an original and enjoyable cocktail

From the Citadelle, the view is unimpeded, and the spectacular cable car ride will linger long in the memory. As for Dinant itself, its gastronomy and culture will delight everyone, and jazz-lovers will enjoy retracing the steps of the inventor of the saxophone.

The Citadel

Immerse yourself in over nine centuries of history and discover the Meuse Valley. Proudly dominating Dinant town and the Meuse Valley, the citadel was built in 1815 by the Prince-Bishop of Liège on an occupied site since the 11th century. By cable car or on foot for the more courageous, you’ll be able to reach the summit of this fortress, which offers a breathtaking view of the River Meuse and one of the most beautiful valleys in Belgium.

Sax and the city

Dinant is the birthplace of Adolphe Sax, who patented the saxophone and other new-fangled instruments in the 1840s, bringing a new dimension to the musical performance. The town does him proud. The house where Sax was born has been converted into a hands-on museum celebrating his life and work, with a sax-shaped floor and a pleasing sculpture of the inventor sprawled across a bench on the street outside.

 

The Museum of the Mosan Medieval Heritage House

Bouvignes is a small village beside Dinant along the River Meuse which has preserved its medieval architecture and charm! It’s there, in an old Spanish house, where the Museum of the Mosan Medieval Heritage House can be found. It showcases the regional medieval heritage of the Meuse Valley and will make you go back in time for a few hours.

Firm Favourite

The region of Dinant is rich in history but also legends… The Tourist Office offers you an immersion in this universe in order to discover the town in a fun way. The “Oath of the 7 Gems” (Le Serment des 7 Pierres) and the “5 Guardians of the Shield” (Les 5 Gardiens du Bouclier) games are at your disposal in an adventure kit and/or a mobile application. Set off on your mission and take up the challenge across Dinant and its surrounding localities with the family!