Dinant Travel, Information, & Things to Do
Dinant is a delightful Belgian city within in the province of Namur. It is situated within a valley along the River Meuse and is famously known as the birthplace of Adolphe Sax, the Belgian inventor, and musician who invented the saxophone. For a time it was part of the Holy Roman Empire, and the Prince-Bishop of Liege governed it. Dinant was part of Liege until both became part of France during the Revolutionary Wars. In August 1914 the French were unable to stop the advancing Germans from capturing the city. Several hundred of the city's civilians were massacred by the occupying Germans later that month. The two best-known landmarks are the Citadel of Dinant and the Notre Dame church. The church resides underneath the citadel, which is built into the cliff. The fort was intended to control the valley beneath it, yet it also made the city target for enemy armies like the French in 1703 and the Germans in the First World War.
Discover and explore Dinant, a city in the country of Belgium. This online guide of information, articles, and photos of Dinant helps you explore the attractions and points of interest of Dinant. It is located on the continent of Europe and its GPS coordinates address is latitude 50.2667 and logitude 50.2667. [Map of Dinant].