Royal Destinations - Dinant (Belgium)

Today's Royal Destination is Dinant in Belgium.

Dinant is located in the beautiful province Namur
(this is in the French Speaking Part of Belgium).
Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the Saxophone, was born here.

The City's landmark is the Colligiate Church of Notre-Dame
The 13th. century Gothic cathedral is located on the banks of the
River Meuse.

It replaced another Romanesque Church, which collapse in 1228.

The most special is the bell tower from the 16th. century

Dinant Church Travel Belgium History
Collegiate Church of Notre Dame Dinant Belgium

Dinant Church Travel Belgium History
Collegiate Church of Notre Dame Dinant Belgium

Above the church rises the vertical flank of the rock with on top the citadel.
The current fort was built in 1815 but it replaced a site founded in 1051, when
the region was under the rule of the Prince Bishop of Liège. The citadel overlooks
the city and the Meuse

Citadel Dinant Belgium Travel History
Citadel of Dinant - Belgium


Citadel Dinant Belgium Travel History
Citadel Dinant Belgium

The history for Dinant wasn't always that good. In 1466, Charles the Bold,
the son of Philip the Good of Burgundy, punished the citizens of Dinant 
after an uprising. He ordered to throw 800 burghers into the Meuse and 
setting fire into the city.