15-19 July 2018 // Liège // Belgium
Welcome to the Flery City !
Liège is a thousand-year-old city that conceals countless of treasures to discover. The river Meuse, which goes through the city from South to North, the steep and wooded hills surrounding it, its sharp relief which increases the original lights as well as its typical areas give surprising charms to the city.
A very present folklore kept alive by a cheerful population always ready to feast, lively areas and a large number of restaurants do achieve to make of it a must-visit stopping place of Belgium, not counting an intense cultural and artistic life and a significant architectural patrimony.
For the shopping addicts, all kind of shops are grouped together in the city center and the pedestrian streets: renowned fashion designers, young milliners, department stores, designers, delicatessens... There you will find everything you are looking for, and no doubt everything you are not looking for.
The « Marché de la Batte » is the biggest and the oldest market of Belgium, a veritable institution,
happening every Sunday. The colored market stands propose fruit and vegetables, cheese, cloths, flowers, books ... under the calls of the stallholders who praise the price and the freshness of their products in Walloon.
Liège and Sport, it’s a long story! A decade ago, Liège received three Euro 2000 matches. 12, 18 and 21 June are still very present in the football fans’ memories. Liège is also the scene of the famous «Liège-Bastogne-Liège» cycle race!
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding good eating places. From the small cheap tasty dish to the « deluxe » dinner, from the local specialties to the most exotic dishes, you will always find something to suit your wishes.
Architecturally speaking the Town of Liège isn’t outdone. It owns one of the most beautiful archaeological collections in the world as well as collections of weapons, religious art, decorative arts and art of glass making. The art galleries from Liège conceal discoveries such as, for example, the Aquarium-Museum of the University of Liège, the centre of excellence of the animal biodiversity, or the Grand Curtius proposing exhibitions throughout the year to highlight one or another aspect of the museum collections from Liège.