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Liège Travel Guide  

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Liege is a major city in the Walloon region of Belgium in the valley of the Meuse River near the eastern borders with the Netherlands and Germany.
Its strategic position made it a target of armies and it was fortified with a castle on the steep hill overlooking the city. The first prince-bishop, Notger, transformed the city into a intellectual and ecclesiastical centre, with major cultural importance during the Middle Ages.
The end of the prince-bishopric came in 1801 with the Concordat signed by Napoléon Bonaparte.
Later Liege developed into a major steel-making centre and, although now in decline, production of steel and steel goods remains a key part of the economy. Other industries include chemical, textiles, paper, and weapons production. The city has a population of around 200,000 and is an important centre of education with more than 40,000 students.

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Reviews Liège

Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : In the Place St Lambert you find the 16th-century Palace of the Prince-Bishops. The Archeoforum (an archeological museum), lies under the Place St Lambert. St Lambert’s tomb can be found in The Saint-Paul Cathedral. Liege has a wealth of diverse... more museums diplaying Walloon Life and Art, religious, and modern art. The train station by Santiago Calatrava is a must for enthusiasts of modern architecture. The historic city centre, the Outremeuse, and the Citadel can all be easily visited on a walking tour. The city is famous for its folk festivals - The 15th of August festival is the best known. The city also hosts also a signficant jazz festival. The nightlife in Liege is very lively, particularly in Le Carré quarter, which has many pubs open until the early hours of the morning.
daniela speraddio
Level 9     1 Trophy   
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : It's a very beautiful town which you must see. Young people really must experience the "CARRE"! Place Saint Lambert is famous and wonderful, you should also see the Gare des Guillemins, it's fantastic!!! I also want to point out Vieux... more Liège in Outremeuse, it's especially worth going during the celebration of the 15 August.
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