The historic city of Liège sits majestically beside the Meuse River. Only an hour from Brussels, Liège is well-known as the birthplace of the Emperor Charlemagne and the writer Georges Simenon. And it remains an important centre of cultural and architectural importance in the Wallonia region.
Getting to Liège couldn't be easier as the city is well connected by motorway, putting travellers within a few hours of Europe's great capitals including Paris and Amsterdam. It is only a few miles from Cologne in Germany and Maastricht in Holland. Visitors to the region have a wealth of accommodation to choose from in the local area including hotels in Spa - the original relaxing destination.
The sights of Liège
Liège has a number of must-see tourist attractions. There is something for every traveller, whether they have a day or a week to spend in this artistic hub. Visitors who have a Sunday to spend in Liège should take time to investigate the aromas and flavours of La Batte, the largest and oldest food market in Belgium.
In a country famous for its produce this is a sight not to be missed. Vibrant stalls sell fruits, cheeses, meats and sweets all fresh and locally made. Before leaving try the famous local delicacy Boulets à la Liégeoise. This local dish of 'meatballs with fries' will satisfy even the most rapacious appetite.
Accommodation near Liège
Visitors to the Ardennes region are spoilt for choice when it comes to picturesque accommodation. The small town of Spa is within a 30 minute drive of Liège and can be reached directly from the N62 and E25 motorway. The Radisson Blu Palace Hotel, Spa offers stylish rooms, on-site spa treatments and a gourmet restaurant. This is the perfect base from which to visit the sights of the region including Stavelot Abbey and the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack.