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Visit : Monument, World Heritage (Unesco), Architectural Heritage

Namur Belfry, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Namur Belfry, UNESCO World Heritage Site
© Jacques Leurquin - Ville de Namur

From the 14th century, the Namur belfry was located in the tower of the Saint-Pierre-au-Château collegiate church. When it burnt down in 1745, the belfry was transferred to the Saint-Jacques tower, the largest tower of the third city wall, built in 1388. By the 16th century, the belfry had already been adjusted to receive the 'cloche-porte' (gate-bell) announcing the opening and closing of the city gates. At just over 20 metres high, the Saint-Jacques tower is a remarkable testimony to 14th-century military architecture.

The belfry is a UNESCO "World Heritage of Humanity" site.

Guided tours are available for groups (combined with a tour of the surrounding area). Duration: 2 hours. Languages: French, Dutch, English. Please book two weeks in advance by calling Mr. Jean Laffineur (Association des guides touristiques namurois) on +32 (0)84 21 04 60.


  • tel. : +32 (0) 81 24 64 44
  • fax : +32 (0) 81 24 71 28
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