hidden europe 23

Simenon in Liège

by hidden europe


Fact and fiction blur in modern Liège. One city square has been renamed after Georges Simenon's fictional detective Inspector Maigret.

From Vianden, it is no more than a short hop over the Belgian border to unloved Liège. But why so unloved? The city that produces luscious jam (called sirop de Liège) and was home to Georges Simenon deserves more. Gritty Liège, one-time steel capital of Belgium, is known as a rough tough place that most tourists avoid. But it is changing.

This is just an excerpt. The full text of this article is not yet available to members with online access to hidden europe. Of course you can read the full article in the print edition of hidden europe 23.