From the 14th century, the Namur belfry was located in the tower of the Saint-Pierre-au-Château collegiate church.

When it burnt down in 1745, the belfry was transferred to the Saint-Jacques tower, the largest tower of the third city wall, built in 1388.

By the 16th century, the belfry had already been adjusted to receive the 'cloche-porte' (gate-bell) announcing the opening and closing of the city gates.

At just over 20 metres high, the Saint-Jacques tower is a remarkable testimony to 14th-century military architecture.
The belfry is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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