Liège, the leading tourist city in Wallonia, is also a European metropolis, but on a human scale. Its friendly welcome is legendary. It mainly owes its success to a rich history and exceptional cultural and architectural heritage.
Stroll around the city center, a real open-air museum!Discover the city’s history through its innumerable religious buildings, including Saint Paul’s Cathedral, the Collegiate Church of St. Bartholomew, the Basilica of Cointe, or the churches of St. Andrew, St. James, and St. Vincent.
Walking around the historic center of the city is another way to learn about its past. This district is, without a doubt, one of the most marked by history, with its palace of the Princes-Bishops, its Place Saint-Lambert, its town hall, its famous Perron, its Hors-Château district, or its many alleys and dead-ends.
The city's “renaissance” is based on modernityThe Guillemins district best represents the changes that have taken place in recent years, which have greatly contributed to the redevelopment of Liège. Spectacular infrastructures by world-renowned architects have sprung up in recent years. You can marvel at the TGV station by Santiago Calatrava, its Tour des Finances, or the Centre of Design. The Cité Miroir, or even the Médiacité (a unique and innovative shopping mall), also testify to this recent dynamic.
Liège, a city renowned worldwide for its art and cultureLiège is home to the Wallonia Royal Opera, which has regained its former splendor, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, which is known worldwide for its virtuosity and its repertoire!
There are also many museums located in the historic heart of the city, including the Boverie museum, which has been completely renovated and hosts the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts of the City of Liège as well as new exhibitions, the Grand Curtius, which retraces 7,000 years of art and history of Pays de Liège, and the Museum of Walloon Life.
The Ardent City... a lively, festive and convivial townResolutely lively, the city of Liège regularly hosts major exhibitions and abounds in quality cafés, brasseries and restaurants that leave visitors spoilt for choice!
Liège city centre and, more particularly, the Cathedral Square and its environs, along with the famous “Carré”, are places that best embody the festive and convivial side of the Liégeois... definitely places not to be missed when you’re staying in Liège.
Some iconic business tourism sites in Liège
- The majestic Château des Thermes de Chaundfontaine
- Exceptional hotels in the city center and on the outskirts
Here you will find several 3- and 4-star hotels: the Pentahotel or the Ramada Plaza Liège City Centre, located in the heart of the city, Hôtel de la Couronne, close to Guillemins TGV station, the Van Der Valk Liège Congrès, nestled in the Parc de la Boverie, or the Park Inn by Radisson Liège Airport Hotel, which is only a few meters from Liège Airport (Bierset).
Not forgetting the Van Der Valk Sélys Liège, the 4-star superior establishment that offers luxury and relaxation in the heart of Liège!
- The superb Palais des Congrès complex
- Châteauform welcomes you in the superb setting of Château du Val Saint-Lambert
- And also major and unusual event spaces
For the more fanciful among you, the province of Liège has various unusual offers, such as the "Le Pays de Liège" Boat, which will take you on cruises down the Meuse. Blegny-mine will take you to the depths of the earth to savor its gourmet delights. The Préhistomuseum will take you back in time to the period of prehistoric man. Or Fly-In, the biggest free-fall simulator in the world, which will give you incredible sensations!