This tour takes you to the oldest areas of Liège. You will discover the heritage and the atmosphere that makes Liège a unique city.
The former Saint-Lambert’s Cathedral;
The Princes-Bishops Palace;
Montagne de Bueren Stairway;
Grand Curtius Museum;
The River Meuse;
The Butchers’ Hall;
The Market Square
The historic tour can focus either on Saint-Lambert Square and its surroundings, or on Saint-Barthélemy Square and its surroundings.
From Saint-Barthélemy to Saint-Paul’s Cathedral (The Grand Curtius Museum, Saint-Lambert Square and Le Carré).
This tour will take you around Liège from the historic centre to the newest and liveliest areas of the city.
Saint-Paul’s Cathedral and Le Carré
Saint-Paul’s Cathedral houses artistic works covering extended periods of time.
Le Carré is a medieval area, famous for its student bars and luxury boutiques - a surprising match.
The slopes of The Citadelle (heritage and nature)
Welcome to this walking tour which was awarded three stars in the Michelin Green Guide. You will be amazed by the green spaces, which are protected, rich in history and so close to the city centre.
Steep steps in the hillside;
Teutonic knights terraces;
New panoramic views from The Citadelle:
La Ferme de la Vache Orchard.
Guillemins Railway Station designed by Santiago Calatrava (a 21st century cathedral)
This mammoth project is absolutely unique. You will discover the new train station which is outstandingly beautiful and original.
We can also show you around the Guillemins neighbourhood, where you can admire some of the finest Art Nouveau houses in the region.
Following the steps of Georges Simenon (an ultra-non-standard author who became a 20th century legend)
Georges Simenon is an outstanding literary legend of the 20th century. He was born in Liège and lived here until he left for Paris at the age of 19. You will discover key places linked with Georges Simenon and you will surely enjoy listening to some extracts from his books.
Art Nouveau in Liège
Art Nouveau architects conceived buildings with façades which were a complete break with the conventions of the time.
Take your pick from three wonderful areas :
Jardin Botanique and Guillemins (railway station neighbourhood);
Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Laurent.
Grand Curtius Museum (Liège’s Louvre)
You will discover Liège and its history – from prehistory to Art Nouveau through the numerous works of art.
You can focus on one period of time or on a theme.
Archaeology : prehistory and Gallo-Roman period;
The Middle Ages : Religious and Mosan art;
Collections of art glass;
The Arms Museum;
Baron Duesberg Collection (18th and 19th centuries);
... and more.
This is where Liège’s valuable 18th century furniture and precious sculptures are displayed.
This museum doesn’t have showcases, so you can feel the easy-going, wealthy local bourgeoisie way of life.
A surprising trip into the origins of Liège – from the Roman villa to the construction site of the former “Notre-Dame and Saint-Lambert Cathedral”. Thanks to this museum, you will be able to discover the past by using today’s technology.
Liège, City of Lights
Liège belongs to the LUCI network (Lighting Urban Community International).
Once night has fallen, the city unveils its charms – old streets and bridges – illuminated by under coloured lights.
Liège by bike
Why not visit Liège by bike using the city numerous cycling paths ?
You can either hire a bike at “Point Vélo” next to the railway station (facing the railway station it is on your left hand side), or you can come with your own bike, the meeting point is at Place Saint-Lambert.
Contemporary Architecture in the City Centre
For more than a decade, Liège has been a city of constant change :
Public spaces are being renovated;
Numerous contemporary architectural features are being incorporated into ancient buildings.
You will also discover the achievements of private investors in the fields of commercial, residential and hotel industries.