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Val St Lambert
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.
is also the city of GEORGE SIMENON (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