The historical heart (Hors-Château district) : discovery route
Wedged between the Meuse Valley and the citadel hill, the historical heart has retained many remarkable monuments that pay witness to the richness of the heritage in Liège. The district is also renowned for its peaceful cul-de-sacs, contrasting with the nearby urban hustle and bustle. Lastly, its many museums are an invitation to discover the city, its history, folklore and emblematic sites.
Guillemins-Médiacité : discovery route
In just over ten years, Liège has gained a new axis linking the two ends of the valley. Along this new route, visitors pass a number of interesting buildings : the Guillemins railway station, the Paradis tower, the La Boverie museum or the Médiacité shopping centre. Alongside them, several smaller monuments dot the route of this new axis.
The cathedral district : discovery route
The cathedral district was, until the 19th century, an island linked to the rest of the city by various bridges. Through their names, the Pont-d’Avroy and Pont-d’Île streets allude to this now disappeared past (pont means bridge in French). Next to the cathedral, the district is renowned for its many shops, the Carré, the Forum, the church of Saint-Jacques, the Lemonnier passage shopping gallery and a wealth of other points of interest that this itinerary invites you to discover.
The hillside of the citadel
Take a walk through history along footpaths and old walls, within a stone's throw of the Saint Lambert square, in the heart of the city of Liège... Liège, a town renowned for arrts, which has though also charming hidden spots. With more than 60 listed monuments and 5 protected places of interest, the hillsides of the citadel bear in many ways witness to the bygone urban landscape. A privileged place for any visitor in search of nature and quietness, in the very heart of the city !
In Simenon's footsteps
Follow the Commissaire Maigret in the streets of Liège and discover the past of his glorious father : Georges Simenon
Street art : Paliss’art trail (Downtown & Outremeuse)
It is difficult, if not impossible, to create a trail that includes all the creations which fall within the scope of street art. Varying in size and quality, they are often fleeting. As a result, this trail is mainly focused on creations made with the help of the public authorities, via the Palis’art operation. Far from limiting graffiti artists to too strict a framework, it offers them the possibility of expressing the utmost of their talent over vast expanses, giving their creations a monumental character. Since its launch in 2002, Paliss’art has decorated the city’s walls and embellished places often marked by brutal urban design. It also makes it possible to create links between the art and passers-by, by transforming the city into an open-air museum. These works, despite the fondness of certain inhabitants of Liège for them, are not intended to stand the test of time. Sometimes new buildings spring up and swallow up a painting, sometimes the formats on which they are painted (walls, panels, etc.) disappear and sometimes time just takes its toll on them. Out of more than 70 creations produced within the scope of the Parlis’art operation, approximately half are still visible.