Liège is the largest city in Belgium’s Wallonia region, and the third largest in the entire country. At self-catering holiday accommodation in Liège you’ll be able to experience a thoroughly modern and thriving urban centre, with also plenty of history and culture for days out and sightseeing.
If you’d like to get acquainted with Liège’s past then the best place to go would be the impressive Historic Centre. There’s a variety of architectural styles, with a number of buildings dating back to the 1600s or earlier. An essential sight here is the Palace of the Prince-Bishops, which is made up of both the Provincial Palace and the Palace of Justice, and in its grandeur symbolised the power of the Prince-Bishopric of Liège, which lasted in one form or another for a millennium, up to the late 18th Century. During your stay at self-catering accommodation in Liège you can see some of the city’s historic architecture on the streets, En Feronstree and Hors Chateau, which boast numerous buildings dating to the 1700s. Elsewhere the Curtius Palace dates to the 1600s and was an important centre for French power in the city, twice visited by Napoleon.
On the other bank of the Meuse River is the district of Outremeuse, which is home to the most important museums in the city. If you come here from your holiday rental in Liège you’ll find the Zoology Museum, House of Science, and the city’s aquarium. Meanwhile on Sundays you could make for the Marche de la Batte, which takes place along the banks of the river and is where you’ll be able to find everything from fresh produce to clothing. It’s considered one of the longest markets on the continent. And younger visitors will enjoy the Carre district, which is where the city’s liveliest nightlife can be found.
Liège holiday accommodation is close to the borders with the Netherlands and Germany. Little more than 20 minutes away is the city of Maastricht, which is noted for the impressive array of historic buildings in its cobbled centre.
Visiting self-catering accommodation in Liège you can expect mild weather for most of the year. Summers here are moderately warm, with highs getting up to the mid-20s in July and August. Winters are cool, but temperatures generally stay just above freezing in December and January.
Liège self-catering holiday rentals can be reached from the UK by flying with British Airways, BMI, EasyJet or Flybe from London Heathrow (LHR), Edinburgh (EDI), Leeds-Bradford (LBA), Liverpool (LPL) or Manchester (MAN) before making the hour-long trip east to the city of Liège.