They don’t call it ‘La Cité Ardente’ (the Ardent City) for nothing! Whether you’re taking a walk through its welcoming cobblestone streets or sampling its many cultural and gastronomic delights, you’ll fall in love with Liège!
Liège is an absolute gem of a city! A place with a fascinating past and a vibrant present. Anyone who loves shopping will be in their element here, wandering the narrow streets packed with brilliant shops. Want to buy local? Then get over to the unmissable street En Neuvice, a hotspot for independent craftspeople. Then continue your walk by climbing the famous Montagne de Bueren, a stairway with 374 steps taking you to the highest point in the city. When you get to the top, you can enjoy your reward and admire the incredible view of Liège - it will take your breath away! If you fancy a little break, take a seat on the lovely terrace of the Brasserie Curtius before making your way up to the splendid Coteaux de la Citadelle (slopes of the citadel) for a picnic.
An Abundance of History
If you’ve got more of a cultural visit in mind, don’t miss the Grand Curtius museum, combining outstanding art and historical collections. In the centre of Liège, the impressive Saint Paul’s cathedral and its Trésor (Treasure House) are also worth a visit if you want to know everything there is to know about the principality of Liège. A bit outside of the centre, La Boverie is another unmissable museum! As well as admiring the architecture and the pretty park around it, you’ll love browsing the permanent and temporary collections. But that’s not all; the Ardent City also has plenty of surprises in store for foodies. Don’t leave before you’ve sampled some of Liège’s culinary specialities - waffles, peket, boulets (meatballs), lacquemant waffles, beers... You’ll have had (almost) the complete Ardent City experience!
Copyright pictures: Ardennes-étape, visit Wallonia
Go to Liège Guillemins station where you can enjoy temporary exhibitions.
In season, the Liege Christmas village is sublime!