From 2nd August 2014 to 3rd May 2015: Liège exhibition 14-18
1 exhibition - 1 ticket - 2 prestigious sites
"Liège in turmoil" at the Museum of Walloon Life
"I was 20 in 14" at Liège-Guillemins Station
2 August 2014 - 31 May 2015: Liège in turmoil - Exhibition at the Museum of Walloon Life
Discover the various facets of what life was really like in Liège during the First World War!
On one hand, emphasis is put on the Battle of Liège and the heroic resistance of the forts from 4 to 6 of August 1914. A resistance that earned the Ardent City its Legion of Honour on the 7 August 1914.
On the other hand, attention is focused on the bitter experiences endured by the people during the occupation.
By way of introduction, an initial area exhibits economic, social, cultural and military aspects of life in Liège and in the province, before the conflict.
Once the background has been established, the admirable attitude of the Belgian army is highlighted, amongst others during battles such as the "Bataille des intervalles" (Battles of intervals).
A symbolic reconstruction of the ring of forts in Liège enables visitors to also understand the role played by Liège in the course of the conflict.
Immediately afterwards, German acts of violence are illustrated, that senselessly affected the inhabitants of towns and villages in Liège.
Gratuitous acts that highlight as much the brutality of the conflict as the victimisation of neutral Belgium. Two elements that greatly fuel ally propaganda. An area that then focuses on the daily life of civilians in Liège during fours year of conflict such as, rationing, aid, deportation, resistance, artistic activities, etc.
The painful absence of the deportees is also given a particular focus.
A final space consists of a memorial dimension, is centred around remains and memory of the Great War in Liège and its province, and welcomes educational entertainment and activities.
Location: Musée de la Vie Wallonne 4000 LIEGE
2 August 2014 - 31 May 2015: I was 20 years old in 1914 - Exhibition in Liège
The exposition takes a comprehensive approach to the war both in Belgium and throughout the world. You will discover notable, authentic scene, such as the soldier under enemy fire in a trench, or a resistance fighter facing a firing squad...
Various points of view are exhibited from leaders, soldiers, doctors and civilians etc. who recall the origins of conflict, the battles, healthcare, the resistance...which ends with the transformation of the country as part of the new world.
The course of events is chronological and thematic:The chronology (countries being invaded, countries being occupied, countries being liberated, countries being transformed) fall within these points of view expressed.
The themes are as follows:
Open from Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 6.30pm – Saturdays and Sundays (and public holidays), from 9.30am to 7pm.
Location: Gare de Liège Guillemins 4000 LIEGE
All year round: Liège Inter-Allied monument
As the first city to have effectively opposed the invaders in 1914, Liège was chosen in 1925 by the International Federation of Allied Ex-Servicemen to erect an inter-Allied monument. The civil memorial contains several monuments offered to Liège by the allied Nations. This monuments are located outdoors. (On the esplanade) or inside the tower (in its crypt and in its low and high rooms).
Creamy, sweetened, and delicate… this desert is problably the most famous iced-coffee in Liège: we can find it everywhere in the world.
Contrary to appearances the Café Liégeois was not created in Liège. In fact, it was originally known in France as a Café Viennois (Viennese coffee). However during World War 1 with the Battle of Liège in full swing and Vienna representing the enemy, Paris' cafés started renaming the dessert café liégeois in honour of Belgium's embattled forts. Curiously, for a while at least, in Liège itself it continued to be known as Café Viennois.
Place du Marché 7
Place du Marché 21
Boulevard de la Sauvenière 97
Musée de la Vie wallonne
Rue Pont-d’Avroy 55
Rue Saint-Gilles 11
Rue Lulay-des-Febvres 12
Place des Carmes 2
Place du Marché 23
Rue des Mineurs 6
Rue des Dominicains 26
Rue Saint-Gilles 6
Rue Eugène-Ysaye 14
Place du 20-Aout 16
Rue de la Goffe 20
Rue de la Goffe 8
Place des Carmes 8
Place Cathédral 1
Quai Van-Beneden 22
Rue Tête-de-Bœuf 2
Rue Pont-d’Avroy 61
Place de la République-française 43
Rue du Mouton-blanc 4
Rue Grande-Bèche 35
Boulevard de la Sauvenière 139