- Fort, citadel and fortification
- Architectural heritage
Upon inspection of the Citadel, Napoleon labelled it as “Europe’s Termite Mound” due to its extensive network of underground passages. Discover 500m of restored passages with an immersive-guided tour that will take you to the heart of the history of the Citadel’s entrails, through sound and light.
The Citadel of Namur opens onto 80 hectares of green spaces. Within easy reach of the town centre, it offers gorgeous viewpoints over the city and the Meuse valley. Its 7 km of underground tunnels make it one of the biggest fortresses in Europe.
A wide network of underground tunnels
A guided tour will tell the history of these tunnels, the incredible work needed to dig them. Projections, audio effects and 3D animations add to the visit.
The Terra Nova Visitor Centre
Based in former barracks of Terra Nova, the Visitor Centre retraces 2,000 years of European urban and military evolution through the history of Namur and its citadel. This brings interesting opportunities to reflect on our world and society - past, present and future. You are more than welcome to discover the museum on your own or join one of the guided tours.
The Cable Car
- Departure from the town centre > all the way to the citadel
- Goes over the Sambre river
- 3-4 mn journey between earth and sky
The Citadel Pass: 1 ticket, 3 visits
The Citadel Pass is the best way to make the most of your visit.
- A sightseeing tour with the touristic train, complete with historical comments
- A guided tour of the underground tunnels of the citadel
- Access to the Terra Nova visitor centre
Cafe - Shop - Training materials provided - Car parking - Motor Home parking - Parking
Guide available/groups - EN - FR - NL