Liège

Liège is rich of more than a millennium of History ! Learn more about the evolution of the city, with a specific focus on the Cathedral Saint Lambert, thanks to not one but two different digital experiences.

3D Experience in the Archeoforum of Liège

Did you know that, until the 18th century, a huge cathedral sat in the middle of the Place Saint Lambert? It was built around the year 700 AD. The cathedral was named after the bishop Lambert, who was killed and later buried in this so called cathedral. Unfortunately, the cathedral Saint Lambert has been destroyed, stone by stone, in 1794. It is still a strong symbol of the power of Liège over the past centuries. 

You will discover the evolution of the cathedral and his area over the years in 3D thanks to virtual and augmented reality. This experience also aims to highlight the common history that unites the 4 cities of the Euregio, from their founding to their existence as successive centres of power over the ages. It will take place naturally at the Archeoforum, a remarkable archaeological area under the Place Saint-Lambert which highlight the vestiges of the city. 

Where ?
In the Liège Archéoforum, located beneath Place Saint-Lambert.

Partners
The ULG and AWAP are the leader of this project.

3D Experience in Grand Curtius courtyard 

A reproduction of the place Saint-Lambert and its surrounding in the 18th century will be installed in the courtyard of Le Grand Curtius. You will also take part in the augmented and virtual reality experiences and discover in immersion Liège at that time . Find out the architecture, the culture heritage of the inhabitants life as they were 3 centuries ago! This reproduction can be explored with AR on a smartphone device. A 100% immersive experience with innovative virtual reality goggles will emerge you for a sightseeing in the streets, as if you were there !

Where ?
In Grand Curtius courtyard 

Partners
The City of Liège is the leader of this beautiful project. 

Specific touristic information about the city/region

Several hundreds years of history, a sumptuous heritage, museums in abundance, a royal opera, a philharmonic orchestra, 17 theatres, concert halls, concerts… few cities that are not capitals can boast such cultural riches. In Liège, this fertile culture is backed up by an ambiance unlike any other. During the day, as at night, there are countless opportunities for enjoyment! 

THE MONTAGNE
DE BUEREN 

Sometimes presented as one of the most extreme stairways in the world, this mountain of stone boasts 374 steps. The Montagne de Bueren is renowned as one of the ten most extraordinary stairways in the world. The site is always open to the public, and is one of the essential places to visit in Liège.

GRAND
CURTIUS 

Over 5,000 m2 of floor-space, Le Grand Curtius plays host to the prestigious collections of the former weapons, glassware, archaeology, decorative arts, religious arts and Mosan arts museums.The quantity and quality of the specimens on display and in reserve make it one of the finest art and history museums in Belgium.

It’s in the courtyard of Le Grand Curtius that you can take part in the augmented and virtual reality experience of the discovering of the city center of Liège in the 18th century. Discover the architecture, the culture heritage of the inhabitants life as they were at that time !

THE HILLSIDE OF
THE CITADEL

The Hillside of the Citadel is the green lungs of the city near to the historical centre and it offers unique views of Liège and the Meuse Valley. In a combination of nature and heritage, the hillside is home to some of the city’s emblematic monuments.

THE GUILLEMINS RAILWAY STATION

A majestic railway station, designed by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, was inaugurated in 2009. This major architectural statement is indisputably one of the most beautiful stations in Europe and a symbol of Liège’s renewal.

SAINT-BARTHOLOMEW COLLEGIATE CHURCH

The Saint-Bartholomew Collegiate Church, built out of coaly sandstone in the 11th and 12th centuries, was restored at the start of the 2000s. Although it has been transformed as the centuries have passed, the collegiate church is still one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Liège. 

Discover more about Liège, all its museums, tourist attractions and speciality on visitezliege.be and on our blog.

Practical info ( train, buses,
accessibility of the experience,...)

Liège is close to you and is served by a very dense network of transport links (a motorway hub, high-speed train lines, Euroregional airport, etc.), putting it within your curiosity’s reach. Thalys, ICE and Inter City trains make it very easy to reach Germany, France, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

By train

Liège-Guillemins is the high speed train station.

There are high speed trains from Paris, Brussels, Cologne and Amsterdam and regional and intercity trains from most Belgian cities. You can easily reach the city center by taking the train to the station Liège Saint-Lambert.

If you want to see the beautiful modern station of Guillemins and then going to the city center you can stop at Guillemins station and taking the bus 4 or 1 or the river shuttle to the city center (where there is both Terra Mosana Experiences).

Plan your trip on: belgiantrain.be

By air

Liège-Bierset Airport

Brussels National Airport (Zaventem) or Brussels South Airport (Charleroi), then take a train to Liège (approx. 1 hour).

To get to the centre from the airport: bus No 57.

liegeairport.com

By car

Liège is easily and quickly reachable due to the transnational motorways.

Find all the practical information about parking in Liège here.

By bus

Urban circuit: buses Nos 1 or 4.
One day pass is available at the “Maison du TEC” (local transport company information centre).

More info on: https://www.infotec.be/

The river shuttle

The river shuttle is the perfect way to move between the different quarters of Liège while enjoying the beautiful city.

Plan your trip on: https://www.navettefluviale.be/en/hours/