Liège is situated in the valley of the Meuse River, near Belgium's eastern borders with the Netherlands and Germany.. It is the industrial backbone and the principal economic and cultural centre of Wallonia Brussels and Antwerp.
For centuries, Liège has been the capital a prince-bishopric, which transformed the city into a major intellectual and ecclesiastical centre. Many historic buildings and musea remind the visitor of Lièges rich history.
The city is well-known several festive events ranging from folk- to jazz festivals and for the classic cycle race Liège-Bastogne- Liège.
Liège is renowned for its significant nightlife and offers active alternative cinemas.
The "Batte" market is where most locals visit on Sundays. The outdoor market goes along the Meuse River and also attracts many visitors to Liège.