Located not far from the border with France and a few kilometers southeast of Brussels, Namur is the capital city of Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium. Among the city’s tourist attractions we find: the fortified citadel that dominates it and the cathedral, whose bell tower is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site (part of the Beffrois of Belgium and France). Every year, during Christmas, a hundred wooden houses occupy the Place d’Armes, the Rue de Fer and the Grognon, in the center of the city of Namur in Wallonia. With its chalets, the Namur Christmas Market offers a wide range of gifts and delicacies, artisanal flavors and Christmas items. To cheer visitors during Christmas there will also be concerts, choirs, bands and folklore shows that will enliven the streets of downtown Namur every weekend. It seems that Santa Claus will visit Namur every week…. Is this true?
NAMUR CHRISTMAS MARKET
1) Namur Christmas Market (Marché de Noël de Namur). The Christmas market which usually takes place in the squares of Armes, de l’Ange et du Théâtre hosts stalls of artisans and traders who sell their Christmas-themed products, here you will also find a beautiful crib (Crèche). There are many stalls selling local gastronomy and the inevitable mulled wine. Namur’s Christmas events take place in the city centre, between Rue de Fer, place d’Armes and the Grognon. In Namur you will find concerts, entertainment shows and lots of games for children, usually a large ice skating rink is set up in the Place de l’Ange.