Liège city life
Liège is an exciting and beautiful city, rich in culture and can pretty much please anyone who visits it. Foreign students or travellers are surrounded by historic buildings and monuments. Visit places like: St. Lambert's Cathedral, the perron on the nearby Place du Marché, Liège Cathedral, St Bartholomew's Church, MAMAC (Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art), Museum of Walloon Life, Museum of Walloon Art & Religious Art (Mosan art), the Grand Curtius Museum, Cité des Miroirs, and the Curtius Palace.
If you are passionate about classical music, Liège is home to the Opéra Royal de Wallonie (Royal Opera of Wallonia) and the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège (Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra). Many music festivals take place in Liège. The city annually hosts a significant electro-rock festival Les Ardentes, a jazz festival, Jazz à Liège, and folk festivals. The 15 August festival ("Le 15 août") is maybe the best known.
Areas of the city that are preferred by young adults are Le Carré (the Square) with many lively pubs, and the Place du Marché. Do not forget to taste the famous and delicious local sweets, like the gauffre de Liège, Galler chocolate, or Boûkètes - dark crêpes with raisins. You should also try famous Belgium beer, renowned for being one of the most refined beers in the world.
International atmosphere in Liège
Liège is home to large numbers of Moroccan, Algerian and Turkish immigrants, and there is a large Italian community living here. French is the native language of most people in Liège, and you will likely find more Italian and Spanish speakers rather than Dutch, Belgium's other major language. The greatly international study environment is sure to support your personal and academic development while aiding you create a rich global contact network and make a lot of friends from all over the world.
Liège has a mild humid temperate climate with warm summers. The average high temperature is 22°C (71°F) in the summer, and about 3°C (37°F) in the winter. Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate and light rain.