Liège, daughter of the Meuse river.
Liège is called 'La cité ardente' (the fiery
city). A city at the crossroads of Northern and Southern European culture. Liège is an
old industrial center which faces the challenge of adapting to the 21st century.Nowadays Liége is a rapidly changing city where old
meets new. Take a walk through the old city center and discover the typical traffic-free
alleys and shopping streets where terraces abound. Visit the central St. Lambert square
where a new modern Liège is growing. Take a walk alongside the banks of the majestically
flowing Meuse river and see Liège from a distance.
Liège is also the city of
(1903 - 1989), the creator of police detective MAIGRET. Simenon was a very prolific
writer. His enormous literary production has been translated everywhere in the
world. He wrote hundreds of novels and stories, both under his own name or under a
pseudonym. In 1931 he started the series of Maigret stories. Of humble beginnings, he has
become one of the most popular novelists of the 20th century.
GAUFRES DE LIEGE
like local specialties you cannot leave the city without having tasted a sweet
'Gaufre de Liège' (Waffle of Liège). You will find this delicacy at every bakery and even at stands
in the street.