Located at Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, the city of Dinant sits at the point where the Meuse and Lesse rivers meet. Towering stone cliffs and a massive rock split into two greet us when we get down the train station.
Home to the saxophone and Europe’s hardest biscuits, Dinant was originally a Celtic settlement before eventually falling into the hands of the Romans. Although Dinant’s name translates to “Sacred Valley” or “Divine Valley” (Divo-Nanto) in Celtic, it has seen much destruction during the first and second world wars. Today, the city’s historical buildings still stand as a reminder of all it had to endure since the days of its first inhabitants.
I would recommend visiting this place, If you want to skip the crowds of Brussels and experience the unseen Belgium of centuries ago.