While the extraordinary Guillemins train station and its futuristic architecture attracts many visitors, Liège has many other treasures to offer, such as the Simenon course that follows the footsteps of the famous writer, the hills of the Citadelle and their magnificent walks full of poetry, its museums... We have selected a few essentials for you.
The Historical Heart
Although experiencing tremendous change, Liège retains a breathtaking historic centre with its many old buildings and prestigious museums. You’ll be able to notably appreciate the Grand Curtius (Musée du Grand Curtius) and the Archeoforum (a remarkable subterranean archaeological site) or even the baptismal fonts of the Collegiate Church of Saint Bartholomew.
Both a Museum of Fine Arts and an international exhibition centre, La Boverie is established in the Palace of Fine Arts (Palais des Beaux-Arts) which was built for the Universal Exposition of 1905. Newly renovated, it now hosts works from the Renaissance up to the present day displayed along an educational and interactive trail which is accessible to a wide public.
The Hillsides of the Citadel
Not far from the Place Saint-Lambert in the heart of Liège, the Coteaux de la Citadelle can be found. This a real paradise for city dwellers in search of walks or simply wanting to relax; this green undulating landscape is home to not less than sixty monuments and five listed sites. Five waymarked routes are offered to you starting from the Esplanade Saint-Léonard or the Rue Pierreuse.
Situated in the former thermal baths of La Sauvenière in Liège, the Mirror City (la Cité Miroir ) is a centre for exhibitions, shows and cultural expression. It aims to be a place of education, debate and culture dedicated to citizenship, memory and cultural dialogue. Located in the heart of the town, this building impresses with its majestic proportions and its Bauhaus style.