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Dinant, Belgium, the birthplace of Saxophone

If you are a music lover, you must head to Dinant, Belgium, a picturesque city where Saxophone was created, and the home of the Leffe beer, one of the best beers in the world.

Nested between the river Meuse and under a cliff, Dinant is a city located in the Upper Meuse Valley in the province of Namur, Belgium. Its origin can be traced back to the 7th century when it became one of the dependencies of the bishopric of Tongres. During the 15th century, the city was a very prosperous one but Charles the Bold laid siege to the city, and beginning that time, the city underwent tumultuous times and destructions brought about by wars and natural calamities. Fortunately, the city was able to recover, and is now one of the major tourist destinations of Belgium. The best way to get into Dinant is by land travel from Charleroi which is 38 kilometers away, Brussels which is 75 kilometers away, or Antwerp which is 111 kilometers away. These cities have international airports served by a number of carriers.

Dinant is famous for two things, namely: Adophe Sax and Leffe Beers.  So if you do take a trip to Dinant you must visit the house of Adolphe Sax and seat in the bench with a statue of him in front of his house. After taking some photos, you can now proceed to Maison Leffe Beer Museum where you will learn about the history of the Leffe brand, and savor 8 types of Leffe beers. The city has a number of attractions which you can check out including the Citadel of Dinant, Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge, Chateau de Freyr, Grotte La Merveilleuse, Les Bains De Dinant, and the Church of Our Lady. In between your sightseeing, you must savor some sweets and have a cup of coffee at the Patisserie Jacob. And to end your day, you must listen to jazz music at the Nam8jazz, Zicoop or jazz9.

Dinant is a must visit for jazz aficionados, and of course, beer lovers. It is where you can relax; and listen to Jazz music while savoring one of the best beers in the world. The city will lull you with its laid back atmosphere that you might find yourself falling in the love with the city.  

 

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