Dinant, Belgium

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The Citadel, Collegiate Church of Notre Dame, and statue of Charles de Gaulle

I visited Dinant with my parents back in 2014, but Koen had never been. We had a bit of sunshine, so I convinced Koen to take the trek down south. Dinant is most famously known as being the home of Adolphe Sax, who invented the saxophone, and the Battle of Dinant in 1914, where Lieutenant Charles de Gaulle was wounded. The landmarks are the Citadel of Dinant and the Collegiate Church of Notre Dame. Important to Koen and me is of course the regional cuisine – the couques de Dinant, Europe’s hardest cookie, the flamiche, a type of quiche, and Leffe beer which comes from the Leffe Abbey. A lot to see and take in!

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City Hall with a saxophone fountain

 

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WWII Monument

 

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Chinese New Year decorations throughout the city

 

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Ready to start exploring!

 

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Excited to spot the Chinese saxophone!

 

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Made it to the top of the Citadel!

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Crazy room that will make you so dizzy walking through!

 

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Adolphe Sax’s house

 

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With Monsieur Sax

 

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Duvelle with a Leffe!

 

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Couques de Dinant

 

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We took half a flamiche home with us

 

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