Hotel Simenon

Blulevard De L'Est 16, Liege, 4020, Belgium
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Please help

by SteCalvados

Hello when i arrive at Liege Guillemins station can i get another train to Liege Palais or would it be better to get a bus/taxi to my destination (Hôtel Hors-Château-Hors Château,62
Liège (Province De Liège) would it cost much in a taxi and am i near the centre of town? thanks.

Re: Please help

by mccalpin

I have not been to Liege, but in looking at the map, it would look to me that you might as well pick up a taxi (I don't know about the buses) at Liege Guillemins. The taxi ride will be about 4 kilometers, according to www.viamichelin.com .

The Palais station is certainly closer to your hotel (it's about 600 meters as opposed to 4 kilometers, but my guess is that whatever time you would save by going over to Palis by train would be more than eaten up by waiting for the next train to go to Palais from Guillemins. The train trip is only 6 minutes, but you might have to wait up to 15 minutes for the next train, even in morning rush (when there are more trains). Note that there are 5, 6, even 7 trains per hour during the weekday, so catching the train won't be a problem.

And I'll ask the obvious...you've already checked and your train does not stop at Palais? (I guess it depends on which direction you're coming from) ;-)

Bill

Re: Please help

by SteCalvados

Thanks Bill i have not got a train ticket yet i was just enquiring as to what would be my best option but i think the train will stop at Liege Guillemins and rather than changing trains i may just get a cab thanks again for the help.

Re: Please help

by GPLiege

Cabs are quite expensive in Belgium; in addition, your train ticket is valid for some stations in the near vicinity of Guillemins station, including Palais with the result that the trip to Palais is already included in the price you payed. There is rarely more than 10 minutes to wait for a connecting train: note that all trains in that direction stop at Palais station (the second after leaving Guillemins).
Nowadays, the underground station is living its last monthes of life: a new building will take place above the ground: pictures of the project can be seen in the waiting room.

Travel Tips for Liège

I don't know what absolutely...

by Chasse

I don't know what absolutely is convenient to do here, We only cross by this City, same we use to name ' Lieja ' and wich their people call Liege in french language. I remember clearly the first impression we had arriving to Liege, was we saw an advertise in wich some one asked for : Stop wide kill in CHIAPAS- MEXICO

Easter custom.

by wandeljp

Easter custom.

During the period of Easter, (and not only at Liège but also in of other regions of Belgium) a tradition is to offer the eggs to the friends and knowledge.

Often one in chocolate offer but equally of "true" eggs. Traditionally people coloured them.

It was visible at the time of our visit to the market of La Batte

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Durant la période de Pâques, (et pas seulement à Liège mais aussi dans d'autres régions de Belgique) une tradition est d'offrir les œufs aux amis et connaissances.

Souvant on en offre en chocolats mais également de "vrais" œufs . Traditionnellement on les colore.

On en a vus lors de notre visite au marché de la Batte

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Outremeuse

by viddra

This is the folkloral heart of the city. It's famous for the big celebrations of the 15th of August which are organized here.

It's also the motherland of Tchantches, the most legendary puppet with the spirit of a rioter.

The writer Georges Simenon also left numerous traces here.

Visit the Maison Du Tourisme (Tourist Center)

by BillNJ

At the Place Saint Lambert, there is a small tourist center. I visited the center to obtain some information about the city -- and I was surprised that the personnel only spoke minimal English. Previously, I had stopped at the small tourist office in the Liège-Guillemins train station. There, the employee knew practically no English. Apparently, the city of Liège does not get a large number of English-speaking tourists.

If you know the French language, then you will have no problem. Unfortunately, my knowledge of the French language is minimal.

Perron

by viddra

The Perron is the symbol of the city. It in fact represents the Province of Liège and the city freedom.

The original Perron has been demolished by Charles the Bold of Burgundy, but Mary of Burgundy had it reconstructed.

The present Perron was designed in 1697 by Jean Delcour.

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