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The Liege (Belgium) Area

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As the most important tourist city in Wallonia, Liège has innumerable riches in store waiting to be discovered. The characteristic districts, the river Meuse, which transects from South to North, the abrupt and wooded hills surrounding it as well as its marked relief, providing a multitude of original perspectives give the city an exceptional charm.

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A very current folklore kept alive by a positive-minded population, always ready for a feast, lively districts and a large number of restaurants all combine to make this an essential part of any trip to Belgium, not to mention its vigorous cultural and artistic life and a considerable architectural heritage.

The surrounding area also offers a vast array of options for walking and tourist visits.

Aquarium

Approximately 2,500 creatures representing 250 species of ocean, sea, lake and river fish from around the world live in the 46 pools of the Aquarium and nearly 20,000 stuffed animals from every continent are exhibited in the museum.

 

The Grand Curtius

This new museum complex of art and history of the Liège region combines five departments: Arms, Archaeology, Decorative Arts, Glass, Religious Art and Mosan Art.

House of Metallurgy and Industry

This museum is dedicated to the history of metallurgy, energy and computing. A charcoal blast furnace from the 17th century, the oldest in the country, a spectacular steam engine, Napoléon’s zinc bath, the prototype dynamo of Zénobe Gramme, an extremely rare precursor of the computer age are amongst the very many landmarks of this fascinating adventure.

House of Science

Permanent exhibitions: entertaining experiments in biology, chemistry and physics, holograms and optical illusions.

House of Science

Permanent exhibitions: entertaining experiments in biology, chemistry and physics, holograms and optical illusions.

Ansembourg Museum

This private townhouse from the 18th century demonstrates the refined art de vivre of the period in a structured collection of architecture and decorative arts with a specifically Liège character. The Ansembourg museum boasts of a magnificent collection of sculpted and marquetry furniture of the 18th century, tapestries, leather wallcoverings in the manner of Cordoba, Venetian style glass chandeliers, clocks, ceramics, etc.

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

In this former palace of the Universal Exhibition of 1905, one can follow the evolution of modern and contemporary art through the finest works from the Liège collections: including works by Picasso, Gauguin, Monet, Chagall, and Kokoschka.

Cathedral Treasure-House

As part of the outbuildings of the monastry, this museum presents a journey through the art and history of the former principality of Liège. The greater part of the Treasure-house comes from the now-disappeared cathedral of St. Lambert, including two sculpted 11th century ivory pieces, and two masterpieces of gold- and silversmith work: the reliquary bust of saint Lambert (early 16th century), and the reliquary given by Charles The Bold (15th century).

More information

http://www.liege.be/tourisme-en?set_language=en

 

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