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The Historical Center

This tour takes you to the oldest areas of Liège. You will discover the heritage and the atmosphere that makes Liège a unique city.

  • The former Saint-Lambert’s Cathedral;

  • The Princes-Bishops Palace;

  • Hors-Château;

  • Montagne de Bueren Stairway;

  • Saint-Barthélemy Collegiate church;

  • Grand Curtius Museum;

  • The Butchers’ Hall;

  • The Perron;

  • The Market Square

The historic tour can focus either on Saint-Lambert Square and its surroundings, or on Saint-Barthélemy Square and its surroundings.

The historical heart of Liège via the hillsides

This tour will take you through the historical centre of Liège via the hillsides of the Citadelle (*** in the Michelin green guide).

The tour includes a foray into the hillsides of the Citadelle and a tour of the flat historical centre of the city.

It can also be extended to include the island district and Saint Paul’s cathedral.

(2h00/2h30)

Saint-Paul’s Cathedral and Le Carré

Saint-Paul’s Cathedral houses artistic works covering extended periods of time.

Le Carré is a medieval area, famous for its student bars and luxury boutiques - a surprising match.

The slopes of The Citadelle (heritage and nature)

Welcome to this walking tour which was awarded three stars in the Michelin Green Guide. You will be amazed by the green spaces, which are protected, rich in history and so close to the city centre.

  • Steep steps in the hillside;

  • Teutonic knights terraces;

  • Ancients convents;

  • New panoramic views from The Citadelle:

  • La Ferme de la Vache Orchard.

Saint Bartholomew collegiate church

Saint Bartholomew collegiate church was founded in 1015 outside the first city walls. It is one of the rare churches which has kept his external Romanesque architecture.

Saint Bartholomew was entirely renovated in 2006 and regained its original colours.

The church houses the worldwide famous baptismal font from the 12th century which is one of Belgium’s seven wonders.

Guillemins Railway Station designed by Santiago Calatrava (a 21st century cathedral)

This mammoth project is absolutely unique. You will discover the new train station which is outstandingly beautiful and original.

We can also show you around the Guillemins neighbourhood, where you can admire some of the finest Art Nouveau houses in the region.

Art Nouveau in Liège

Art Nouveau architects conceived buildings with façades which were a complete break with the conventions of the time.

Take your pick from three wonderful areas :

  • Jardin Botanique and Guillemins (railway station neighbourhood);

  • Outremeuse;

  • Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Laurent.

Saint-Paul’s Cathedral Treasury

An exceptional treasury which illustrates the arts of the former Principality of Liège – ivories, sculpture, jewellery – you will be able to admire, among the works of arts, a silver bust reliquary of Saint-Lambert, offered by the Prince-Bishop Erard de la Marck in the 16th C.

Grand Curtius Museum ''our little Louvre''

You will discover Liège and its history – from prehistory to Art Nouveau through the numerous works of art. You can focus on one period of time or on a theme.

  • Archaeology : prehistory and Gallo-Roman period;

  • The Middle Ages : Religious and Mosan art;

  • Decorative arts;

  • Collections of art glass;

  • The Weapons Museum;

  • Baron Duesberg Collection ( gilded clocks from 18th and 19th centuries)...

Archeoforum

A surprising trip into the origins of Liège on the Saint Lambert Square – from the Roman villa to the construction site of the former “Notre-Dame and Saint-Lambert Cathedral”.

Discover the past by using today’s technology...

Liège, City of Lights

Liège belongs to the LUCI network (Lighting Urban Community International).

Once night has fallen, the city unveils its charms – old streets and bridges are illuminated by so many coloured lights.

Liège by bike

Why not visit Liège by bike using the city numerous cycling paths ?

You can either hire a bike at “Point Vélo” next to the railway station (facing the railway station it is on your left hand side), or you can come with your own bike, the meeting point is at Place Saint-Lambert.