THE ARDENT CITY: LIEGE!

Liège is the capital city of the like-named province in Wallonia. Halfway through the 20th century, Liège was the centre of the mining and steel industries in Belgium. As they receded, the city fell into decline. However, in recent years, Liège has become increasingly popular as a tourist destination. It is a versatile and hospitable city where culture, nature and a diverse range of goodies are to be discovered. Be surprised by the combination of old and modern architecture that gives the city its unique character.

The eccentric Liège-Guillemins railway station is the first attraction of the day. This station of glass and steel was designed by famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Its huge windows let so much light through, it’s often described as a modern-day cathedral. The building changes the urban landscape and has become a symbol of the city’s revival.

Enjoy an exciting guided walk to discover Liège in a different way. The paths along the Meuse river lead to the historic centre of the city. In this historic heart, between the Meuse and the hill on which the citadel stands, you’ll find impressive buildings that testify to the rich heritage of Liège. The neighbourhood is also renowned for its peaceful, dead-end streets—a strong contrast to the hectic city life nearby. You’ll then be pleasantly surprised by the green areas and the peacefulness of the hills around the Citadel.

The stairs at the Montagne de Bueren are not to be missed. Famous for being one of the steepest and most extreme staircases in the world, it includes 374 steps at a gradient of almost 30%. Between the Rue Pierreuse and the Montagne de Bueren, is a zone with countless views of the city and sprawling, grass-strewn terraces. The remains of a former monastery, a medieval tower of a commanding post of the Teutonic Order, high walls of coal-bearing sandstone and a former beguinage (a home for nuns) lie spread along this route that takes you above the city. Afterwards, it’s time for a visit to the Brasserie C brewery. Located in an old medieval house at the foot of the Montagne de Bueren stairs, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a well-earned drink.

Your guide then directs you to Outremeuse, an old neighbourhood on the right bank of the Meuse river. This area is most celebrated for its heritage and place in city folklore. Today, broad lanes contrast with the art nouveau architecture, with the short streets and dead-end alleys that follow the trail of the Middle Ages. This was also the birthplace of Tchantchès, the hero of Liégeois puppet theatre.

For anyone who might be wondering, Liège is the best place to go for Liégeois waffles. They’re not just incredibly delicious, but also completely authentic. You’ll come across the irresistible, sweet scent of vanilla and caramel at different places throughout the city.

Tuesday 6 September 2022 8:30
Wednesday 7 September 2022 8:30
Thursday 8 September 2022 8:30
 Duration of the tour 8 hours 
 Price per person €65,00 per person 

Please note that this tour will only be organized if there is a minimum of registrations. An alternative date will be proposed, or you can request a reimbursement.

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