Dubbed “the town of a thousand bell towers, the “Athens of the North”
and, even more frequently “the glowing city”, this town of 200,000 inhabitants (600,000 with the agglomeration, one million in the Province) is internationally renowned for its glorious industrial past (coal mining, metallurgy, arms manufacture….) but also for the friendliness of its inhabitants.
Economically, while continuing to excel in the traditional activities metal and electricity, Liège is turning today, with its University and science park
, its "groupement de redéploiement" and its development agency spurring it on, towards logistics and transport, the life sciences, aerospace and information technology.
Historically, Liège was for a long time the heart of a nearly thousand-year-old Principality
and performed so heroically during the 14-18 war that it was the first city in the world to collectively receive the french Légion d’honneur.