Dinant, Belgium

Last year we decided to go on a tour round Europe by car.  Our first port of call was Luxembourg but we decided to stop at Dinant in Belgium on our way.  

Dinant, which is situated on the River Meuse in Belgium, is where the inventor of the saxophone, Adolphe Sax, was born and evidence of this can be found all around the town.  

As a keen photographer Dinant offered plenty of photo opportunities. The brightly coloured saxophones, which can be found on Charles De Gaulle Bridge in the centre of the town, make for a very colourful display.  Each one has a plaque at the base stating which country it represents.

Wander along the streets and you will find lovely little cafes to stop for something to eat.  Look for the amazing bakery with crafted scenes made from bread and watch out for the footsteps in the pavements where famous people are listed.

In the middle of the town the Church of Our Lady (Collegiale Notre-Dame) dominates the surrounding buildings. Above this is the La Citadelle de Dinant. You can ride the cable car up or if you are feeling energetic then you can climb the 400 steps to reach the top. From up here you can get fabulous views across Dinant.

On the River Meuse you will find a statue of Charles de Gaulle near the bridge where he was wounded in World War 1.

Dinant 4 copy

I would certainly recommend stopping here for a wander.

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