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Just 5 kilometres from Namur, between the villages of Emines and Saint-Marc, the Fort of Emines site remains almost unaltered since 1914, a moving witness of the first world war in Wallonia.

An exceptional site

The building, part of the Fortified Position of Namur, retains hints of its military past. There are, in total, no less than 9 forts concealed in the hilly woodlands surrounding the city.

Triangular in shape and designed by General Hénri Alexis Brialmont, the Emines Fort was built between 1888 and 1892. It was heavily bombarded by German artillery in the Battle of Namur in 1914. Luckily, its outer wall remains in excellent condition to this day.

Visiting the fort

Special guided tours, organised as part of the First World War commemorations, give visitors a chance to:learn the history of the site, from its conception to the second world war. Details and prices for these visits can be found on the fort's website.

Your visit

  • Please wear appropriate clothes and shoes
  • Not adapted for PRMs
  • Not stroller-friendly

There are many itineraries to explore by bike or car around the fort, should you like to see more.

COVID : We do our best to keep you informed. It's best, however, to check the latest news with the attraction you are visiting, or operator you have booked an activity with. The Covid Safe Certificate is mandatory, as is wearing masks for anyone over the age of 6. Planning to go for a walk in the Haute Fagnes, enjoy the magic of Christmas, maybe find a place for a well deserved break? Read our travel advice.
This information is given for indication purposes only, best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website.




Guide available/groups - German - EN - FR - NL

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