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Liège Things to Do

  • Pont de Fragnée

    This imposing bridge across the Meuse River, at the southern end of the city of Liège, was built from 1901 to 1904 for the Universal Exposition of 1905.The Fragnée bridge survived the First World War unharmed, but it was destroyed in 1940 at the beginning of the Second World War by the Belgian army to prevent its being used by the invading...

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  • Place du Marché (Market Square)

    In the Middle Ages this really was the marketplace where people came to buy their daily groceries, but eventually it became too small for the growing population so the market was moved elsewhere.The pillar and fountain in the center of the square were designed by a local artist named Jean Del Cour in 1697. This pillar was traditionally depicted in...

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  • Two crumbling landmarks on a hill

    Up on a hill at the south end of Liège there is a church called Sacré Coeur (Sacred Heart) and a tower called the Inter-Allied Monument. These can be seen from many places in the southern half of the city.From a distance, these two monuments look a bit shabby, but when you climb the hill and get up close to them they look – extremely shabby. Both...

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Liège Restaurants

  • Don't miss the steak

    Greate service, with an owner who creates a familiar atmosphere. Like in most places i Liege the personnel only speaks French, but you get by with pointing at the English menu. You don't see English menus that often in Liege.On the weekend you will find a live band in the resaurant, and the place will be packed with peoples. I ate one of the best...

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  • Try a Gaufre de Liège (Waffle of Liège)

    Andre is a small sandwich and waffle shop on a narrow side street near the Place Saint Lambert. At Andre, I ordered a Gaufre de Liège (Waffle of Liège).If you like local specialties, you cannot leave the city without having tasted a Gaufre de Liège. When most people think of Belgian waffles, they think of the rectangular, Brussels style. The Liège...

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  • Drink a Jupiler Beer at the Place du...

    The Taverne A Pilori is located in the lovely Place du Marché in the city center. Like the other restaurants in the area, they have a large outdoor seating terrace in the front. During my visit, I sat outside and enjoyed a Jupiler beer. Jupiler is a Belgian pilsner brewed by InBev. Its producer claims it to be the number 1 selling beer in Belgium....

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Liège Nightlife

  • Where Brel and Aznavour are still alive

    In the eldest part of the old city in Liège, you can find this beautiful old-fashioned Café-Chantant in an ancient house. Here does everybody sing the song of his old french chanson hero. Here the 1950s are not over yet. This is Europe like it was in the old days.It is not a karaoke bar. If you want to sing, there is a pianist (big moustache, black...

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  • Not for beerlovers

    If you want to taste Belgium, but you are not a beer drinker, or you want something else for a drink, la Maison du Peket is a paradise.Situated near the Place Saint Lambert, it is in the heart of the old city of Liège.You can get beer, but only to accompagny them with the 'peket' , a local liquor which is like a dutch 'jenever'or a german...

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  • The entire downtown area. Its...

    The entire downtown area. Its what Burbon street in New Orleans should be. Clean with tons of bars with every type of Beer known to man and polite well dressed people. I dont know why it not famous. Every on was dressed well

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Liège Transportation

  • Old trams in the transport museum

    Like most cities, Liège made the mistake of phasing out its extensive tramway system in the second half of the twentieth century. Fortunately some of the old trams (aka streetcars) were saved and are now on display at the Museum of Public Transport.Now, in the twenty-first century, planning is well underway to construct a completely new tram system...

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  • Museum of Public Transport

    The French name of this museum is Musée des Transport en commun du Pays de Liège. It is located in the old tram depot in the district of Vennes-Fétinne.The museum includes public transport vehicles from two centuries, starting with a horse-drawn stage-coach (diligence) and including horse-drawn trams, electric trams, buses and trolleybuses. When I...

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  • Buses in separate bus lanes

    Since the old tramway lines were eliminated half a century ago, and the new tramways have not yet been built, Liège for the time being has to make do with buses for its public transport within the city.This is far from being an ideal solution, but they have made the best of it by marking off bus lanes on many streets. In the city center they even...

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  • Controversial new shopping mall

    When I first saw the signs pointing to “médiacité” I thought it had something to do with mendacity, but actually it means Media City and is a new shopping mall and urban development project that was inaugurated in 2009.Though I generally have something of an aversion to shopping malls, I must say that I immediately felt right at home in this one...

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  • Liege open market

    La Batte open air market It's one of the biggest markets of Belgium. You find so every thing there. But it's known for the diversity of world food. I must say that Liège have a great multicultural population.---oooOOOooo--- C'est un marché parmi les plus importants du pays.Vous trouverez ici tout ce que vous pouvez imaginer. Mais je dois dire...

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  • Do you like Speculations?

    Les speculations (spicy little cakes) and Belgian waffles are a speciality of Liege. You get the waffles in nearly every café in the old town. For taking the home try a little insignificant but excellent shop called Maison Massin,

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Liège Local Customs

  • Typical brick houses

    Just about everywhere in Liège you can see these typical brick houses, often built in the nineteenth or early twentieth centuries.The three houses in these photos were all built in the year 1896. I took these photos on the street called rue Auguste-Buisseret (formerly rue de Kinkempois) in the Guillemins district at the south end of Liège, near the...

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  • Easter custom.

    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 ---oooOOOooo---...

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  • August Celebrations

    Every 15 August is in the sign of big celebrations in Outremeuse. The streets are packed with people playing, dancing and singing. There are several stages all over this part of the city and all you have to do is to join in.

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Liège Warnings and Dangers

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    by rboittier Written Aug 25, 2005

    I dont like writing tips like this but although Liege is a pretty city with narrow cobbled streets and old houses, I found it dirty.

    If you ran your hand along a railing whilst strolling along by the river it would turn BLACK with the dirt that is covering it. The whole city looked a bit grey. It is probably down to the fact the local authorities dont have so much money to clean all the streets which is a shame. Liege has great potential if it could be cleaned up a little it would look even better!

    Now... wash your hands!

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Liège Tourist Traps

  • The Weekend market. Don't...

    The Weekend market. Don't expect to find cool antiques and such here, But if your looking for Bart Simpson merchandise (Belgians seem to be extremely fond of the Simpsons) or a new pan this is your place.

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  • summer

    raining in july during one ,two,...weeks..and more!...day temp. on 11th of july 2004 between 11 and 15ºc..... rainwear and autumn clothes.... fly to spain!very low prices onwww.virgin-express.com

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  • cathedral

    they tell you how wonderful the cathedral is - but they forget to tell you it does not have a door!maybe it's secret, but we never found an entrance to the cathedral. only signs with arrows showing you the way... but which way? Shout "Merde". Eat Waffels. ( See restaurant tip)

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Liège What to Pack

  • What To Take?

    The weather here is very changeable so always make sure to have something warm with you and never leave without an umbrella or raincoat!

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  • Packing List

    But its not a highway off-ramp at all. Its just the first phase of the guillemins station renovation by Santiago Calatrava, promising to make Liege, more than ever, a place to travel through!

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  • Packing List

    Everyone knows that they run out of money on ambitious grand public works projects, like this apparent highway near the Liege Railway Station...next tip=>

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Liège Off The Beaten Path

  • Saint-Léonard

    This is a district at the northern (downstream) end of Liège. I rode through on my bicycle one evening, following the bike route signs which led through reasonably quiet streets, and had the impression that Saint-Léonard was rather drab and not very prosperous.Later I found out that Saint-Léonard is one of seven urban neighborhoods in the border...

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  • Château de Péralta

    This little castle is now the town hall of Angleur. It is the only town hall I know of that has a moat around it. This is where people who live in this district of Liège can go to get identity cards, marriage certificates, passports, etc. (Residents can also apply for a special card which gives them permission to drive a motor vehicle into the...

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  • Angleur

    When I first saw the signs pointing to Angleur I though it had something to do with fishing, but that’s probably just a silly anglophone mistake. I suppose there might be some fish in the canal or in the Ourthe River, but I didn’t see anybody trying to catch them.Angleur is a district of Liège at the southern end of the city. I went there looking...

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Liège Sports & Outdoors

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    by Groentje Updated Nov 2, 2004

    Standard de Liège would be the third biggest team in Belgium, closely followed by Racing Genk, but Club Brugge and Anderlecht are bigger. And most of the time even better :-) I went to see the away game in Liège and we beat them by 1-4! It was a great game, the referee waited for us (seriously!), we played very well, we won the prono, it was a brilliant day!

    Equipment: Make sure you carry enough liquids, you might get thirsty of all the screaming and the cheering!

    Another Bruges win in Li��ge ;-)

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  • The Ourthe River joins the Meuse

    The Ourthe is a shorter and smaller river that joins the Meuse at the south end of Liège, though actually most of the water from the Ourthe flows not directly into the Meuse but into a canal called the Dérivation de la Meuse, which was built in the nineteenth century to replace various arms of the Meuse which had existed up to that time.Second...

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  • The Meuse River

    The Meuse is one of those confusing rivers, like the Rhine or the Elbe, that flow more or less from south to north, so that upstream is at the bottom end of the map and downstream is at the top. This confusion of course has more to do with our map-making conventions than with the river, since the river was here before we were.The Meuse has its...

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  • Internet, telephone, and office services

    Near Place Saint Lambert, I came across a place called Telecoms City that advertises internet, telephone, fax, photocopies, and more. Therefore, if you need any telecommunications or internet access while in Liège, Telecoms City is in a very central location.

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