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Citadel, Charleroi, Huy


Friday. Visited Namur Citadel. It’s huge, covering 80 hectares. The Citadel had been developed and extended over the centuries by Spanish, French and Dutch conquerors in reponse to the development of armaments and seige techniques. Also used during second world war.
Everything above ground is open and free, but there is a charge for the guided tour of some of the four kilometres of tunnels beneath the Citadel. Well worth it, and the audio visuals were excellent.
We spent five hours there and could have spent more. Walked back through Namur along the river. More attractive than the first impressions last night.Drove Lisa to Charleroi airport and set her safely on her way.

Driving solo on the continent for the first time, got to the free parking in Huy without incident. A nice quiet spot by the river just off the main road but at about 21:30, as I left to explore the town, trucks pulled up on the main road to set up traffic lights and undertake roadworks with pneumatic drills!
Found a local checking for information on the roadworks, he couldn’t find any. Had a couple of beers by the river while waiting to hear that Zara and Todd had collected Lisa from the airport.

Work stopped around midnight but traffic stopping at the lights created occasional disturbance. Slept pretty well though and woke up to this view.

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