Wallonia Day Trip (2)

After our stop in Namur, we drove on. Some time after, we found ourselves in Dinant, a picturesque city 30 km south of Namur. It’s a really beautiful city in the Meuse valley, and its name actually means “Sacred Valley” or “Luminous Gorge”. ✨
The pictures are a bit unclear because I had to take them from inside the car…
We wanted to visit again that summer when we had more time, but we never did… 😶 Some day, some day!

Wallonia day trip 2016 Wallonia day trip 2016
Wallonia day trip 2016 Wallonia day trip 2016
Wallonia day trip 2016 Wallonia day trip 2016

By then it was already nearing 2 PM, so we drove on to Bohan through more ‘local’ streets, and arrived in Bohan on time. 🕑

Wallonia day trip 2016 Wallonia day trip 2016
Wallonia day trip 2016 Wallonia day trip 2016

My goddaughter and I went for a walk to the ‘broken bridge’ (Le Pont Cassé). The bridge was built in the 1930s, for the railway connection between Membre-sur-Semois and Bohan. It was opened in 1935, but at the start of the Second World War in 1940, it was dynamited by the French army to keep the Germans from advancing. A year later, it was temporarily reconstructed in wood for the local tram, but in 1944 it was bombed again. This time by the Germans, to protect their retreat. It was never rebuilt. Too bad, but that made it into one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. 📸

Wallonia day trip 2016 Wallonia day trip 2016
Wallonia day trip 2016 Wallonia day trip 2016

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