Map THe historical heart
The city of Liège sprang up between the river Meuse and Saint Lambert’s tomb. One can still read its long history between the river and the foot of the hill, from the former collegiate church of Saint Bartholomew (12th century) to the very heart of the city with the Palace of the Prince-Bishops, the townhall, the Market Square and its Perron, symbol of the municipal liberties. Beautiful façades of the 17th and 18th century mark out a historical itinerary, an interlacing of small streets and medieval alleys. Hors-Châteaux underneath the hills of the Citadel, offers some nice examples of urban renovation throughout its picturesque dead ends and Saint Anthony’s courtyard. Both above described areas (the Historical Heart and the hills of the Citadel) represent the major part of the most ancient of Liège’s quarter in the Middle Ages : the City.