Practical information

General information

For those attending or presenting an online session, it will be done via a ZOOM access link that will be sent to you by email just before the conference.

The Covid situation has evolved and we now need to ask you to show your Covid Safe Ticket when you attend an event with more than 50 people. If you do not have it, you can do your presentation online but please inform us as soon as possible.

Registration will happen at ground floor of the Faculty of Law of the University of Namur, full address: Rempart de la Vierge 5, 5000 Namur.

Important: We kindly ask you to let us know by email at international-crids@unamur.be which parallel sessions you will attend.

We strongly advise you to come by public transport (Namur gets very congested and parking is difficult) but we have limited parking spaces available at the parking rue Henri Lemaître (see map). 

The full programme is also available here: https://www.crids.eu/40ans/programme 

Gala Dinner

 
It will take place on a river boat very close to the university (Full address: pont de l’Eveché, see map attached).
 
The boat departs at 5:45 pm and you will need to show your Covid Safe Ticket.
 

Programme

- 17h45 max : embarquement de vos invités à bord de l’Olympia, départ en croisière, apéritif.

- 18h15 : passage de l’écluse de La Plante vers Wépion.  Croisière sur le bief de Wépion jusqu’au château de Dave.  Cocktail dînatoire.

- 19h15 : passage de l’écluse de La Plante vers Namur, croisière sur le bief de Namur (Meuse et Sambre).

- 21h00 : retour à quai à côté de l’Enjambée.

- 23h00 : fin

Directions

Below you will find all you need to know to access the University of Namur.

BY TRAIN

As the University campus is no more than 10' on foot from the main station, the train is certainly the best way to get to our campus.

Namur is served by quite a lot of train lines. Just take a look at the map of the Belgian Railways. The main lines come from Brussels, Liège, Tournai, Koln, Luxemburg and Paris.

There is now one straight and easy connection to Paris with the TGV (High Speed Train): outward Namur 7:29 AM -> Paris 9:44 AM, inward Paris 19:13 PM -> Namur 21:38 PM. Other frequent TGV rides are via Brussels (add an extra hour to get from Brussels to Namur by train, which is almost as fast as the direct line anyway).

Trains commute between Brussels and Namur twice an hour. Same from Liège, Charleroi and Mons.

Taxis are also available in front of the station, in case you have to reach an hotel or a place outside the city center.

For complete journey planning (timetable and fares) visit the belgian national railways web site (SNCB).

BY BUS

If you live in the area surrounding Namur, about twenty bus lines (some of which being Express such as the line 56 from Couvin) can drop you very near the campus or at the train station square. In town, about ten urban lines with frequent journeys allow you to travel within the city very easily.

The regional public transport authority TEC has a web site that allows you to gather information about timetables and fares.

BY PLANE

If you arrive at Brussels International Airport (Zaventem), you can easily reach the train station after exiting the customs : take a rolling staircase at your left and go down to the train station.

Take any train, change at Brussels North for a train to Namur (see national railways web site). There are 3 trains per hour, the schedule repeats hourly until 23h.The fare is 9,1 € for a single ticket (free for children under 12).

If you are arriving from Charleroi airport. At the Ryanair counter in Charleroi airport you can buy a ticket valid for any Belgian destination for 10,50 €. This ticket covers a journey in a TEC bus (from the airport to Charleroi-Sud train station) and a train journey (from Charleroi-Sud to any station in Belgium).

If you are going to Charleroi airport, ask for ticket code C61 at the train station. With this ticket, you can take the train to Charleroi-Sud station and then the TEC bus (line A – platform 2) from the station to the airport (Gosselies).

BY CAR

University parkings are only for staff members. One of them (located rue Henri Lemaître) is accessible if you have a guest card.

Otherwise you will have to park in the city (neither free nor cheap). For those interested, the city of Namur has opened a park and ride area along the river Meuse. You can leave your car over there and take a bus shuttle to the center of the city (10' ride for only 1.5 € all inclusive !).

From the motorway E411 (Brussels-Luxemburg)

  • Leave the E411 at exit number 14 "Bouge-Namur".
  • Drive 2.5 km to "Namur".
  • Leave your car at the P+R area and take the bus (if you wish)
  • Otherwise pass under the rail bridge, turn right (to "Gare").
  • Follow the direction of "Charleroi"
  • Drive under the Ministry of Transport alongside the railway station
  • Carry on till you reach the Park Louise-Marie (see the map)

For those who have been invited and got their parking sticker:

  • Follow the main road straight on (way to Charleroi)
  • Take the next tunnel and cross the bridge over the river Sambre
  • Carry on until you reach Place Wiertz (the square with a roundabout and a statue of King Leopold II)
  • Take the round-about and leave it to the left (Avenue Reine Astrid)
  • Take the first one-way street on the left again (Rue Henri Lemaître)
  • Carry on till you see the UNamur's guests parking
  • Leave your car over there...
  • Take a walk and cross the bridge again
  • Now you have reached our Campus (see the map)

BY BIKE

If you find yourself within 5 kms from the University, then riding a bike might be a friendly, cost-effective and stress-saving way of reaching us. Especially if you stay nearby the rivers that cross Namur. The Meuse and the Sambre have their own cycling paths alongside. Moreover, one can easily avoid the large avenues packed with cars and ride along quiet side roads. Bicycles can be parked anywhere on the campus.

If you travel by train, then you have two solutions :

  1. take your bike with you on the train (4,4 € per journey or 7,4 € day return)
  2. rent a bike at the train station square in Namur (8 € per day)

ACCOMMODATION

Please find below the list of hotels in Namur.

CHÂTEAU DE NAMUR

Avenue de l'Ermitage - 5000 Namur

"Château de Namur" welcomes you in calm and verdant surroundings, away from city constraints. In addition of its 4 stars hotel and its well-known restaurant, the "Château de Namur" offers a bar and a terrace open on sunny days. (Taxi will be available to drive you to the University).

HÔTEL LES TANNEURS

Rue des Tanneries 13 B - 5000 Namur

Eleven old houses that, connected together, represent 32 different rooms. From the comfortable little room to the luxurious suite with sauna and jacuzzi, the prices are all different. This tailor-made hotel does not forget about charm and avoids any type of standardization, even in the simplest room (15 to 20 minutes walk to the University of Namur).

GRAND HÔTEL DE FLANDRE

Place de la Station 14 - 5000 Namur

Situated in a landmark building in the capital of Wallonia, the Grand Hotel de Flandre*** is in an ideal location: opposite the railway station and just a few steps from the historic center of Namur. Built in 1904, the Grand Hotel de Flandre*** is the oldest hotel in Namur! It has been able to preserve its authenticity by means of an elegant décor that is both classical and modern. (10 minutes walk to the University of Namur).

HÔTEL IBIS NAMUR

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Rue du Premier Lanciers 10 - 5000 Namur

Located at 600 meters from the station and close to the university, the Casino and the historic and commercial center of Namur, the hotel offers 92 fully equipped rooms, a bar, a 24-hour snack service, a parking lot and free WIFI (14 minutes walk to the University of Namur).

Looking for more touristic information ? Please visit the website of the Tourist Office of Namur.

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