Mug Shot — «Namur - Palais des Congrès»

From Namur, Belgium


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Starbucks City Mug Namur - Palais des Congrès

Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, in southern Belgium. It is both the capital of the province of Namur and of Wallonia.The town began as an important trading settlement in Celtic times, straddling east-west and north-south trade routes across the Ardennes. Namur was a major target of the German invasion of Belgium in 1914, which sought to use the Meuse valley as a route into France. Despite being billed as virtually impregnable, the citadel fell after only three days' fighting and the town was occupied by the Germans for the rest of the war. Namur fared little better in World War II; it was in the front lines of both the Battle of the Ardennes in 1940 and the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. The town suffered heavy damage in both wars. Namur continued to host the Belgian Army's paratroopers until their departure in 1977.

Palais des Congrès - the old ‘Louis XIII' style stock exchange in the heart of the Walloon capital, has been transformed through major renovation work that took two years to complete into a thoroughly modern convention centre that now bears the name Le Palais des Congrès.

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edited by mobydick74

  Belgium, Namur, 08 Icon Edition, MIT

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