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The fort of Saint-Héribert was part of 9 built to protect Namur.

The history of the fort

The Franco-Prussian war (1870) ended on bitter notes. King Leopold the first asks General Brialmont to fortify both Liège and Namur. If military troops were to invade Wallonia from the East or South, the region would be able to resist efficiently. A number of forts (9 in Namur) were therefore built between 1880 and 1890.

The fort of Saint-Héribert (mostly in Wépion), together with Andoy, Cognelée and Suarlée, counts among the largest. Built at an altitude of  245 metres, it proves the highest fortified position in Namur.


Themed days, nature walks and exhibitions are organised through the year. Details can be found on the official website.

Practical information:

Please note the temperature is a constant 8-12 degrees in the fort, no matter how hot or cold it can be outside. Warm clothes and good walking shoes are recommended. Strollers are better left outside.

COVID-19 : Recreational/tourist travel to and from Belgium is prohibited from Wednesday 27 January to Monday 1 April 2021. In accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.

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