Conference location
How to get to Liège?
Accommodation
Where to go for good food and drinks?
How to dress?
Social events

Conference location

Salle Académique.
Université de Liège
7, Place du Vingt Août
4000 Liège – Belgium

Liège, a city, a spirit.

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The city’s official website.

Download the tourist brochure.

A nice movie to introduce the city.

How to get to Liège?

By train

Liège-Guillemins-high speed train station: High speed trains from Paris, Brussels, Cologne and Amsterdam. Regional trains from most Belgian cities. To get to the centre from the station (20 min walking): buses Nr 1 or 4, train to the Palais railway station.
www.sncb.be

By air

To get to the centre from the airport: bus Nr 57.
Brussels National Airport (Zaventem) or Brussels South Airport (Charleroi), then take a train to Liège (approx. 1 hour).
Liège-Bierset Airport

Accommodation

Here are listed some recommended places to stay at walking distance from the congress venue.
Prices are indicated for the room per night including breakfast and tax. You have to book the hotel by yourself and mention that your booking is done in the context of the PGPR Workshop organized by the University of Liege.

Hotels Single room Twin room Triple room Multi room
Youth Hostel Simenon* 39 € 29 € 23 €
Ibis Opera
Use this form to book cheaply a room at the Ibis Opera
68 € 82 €
Cygne d’Argent 72 € 87 € 98 €
Ramada Pazza.
Use this form to book cheaply a room in Ramada Plaza Liège City Center
88 € 95 €
Pentahotel
Use this form to book cheaply a room at the Pentahotel
99 € 115 €
Crowne Plazza 140 € 161 €

* per person

Where to go for good food and drinks?

Best areas in the city center :

Le carré (nightlife most famous spot, plenty of bars, no closing time…)

Place du marché (more quite atmosphere but nice pubs and restos)

En roture (typical…)

 

Some nice places out of the three areas mentioned above:

Restaurants

L’Enoteca : rue de la Casquette 5 4000 Liège

Tél: 04.222.24.64

Amon Nanesse : Rue du Stalon, 1-3 4000 Liège

Tél : 04 250 67 83

Le Shangai : Galeries Cathédrale 1 er étage 104 – 4000 LIEGE

Tél : 04.222.22.63

Rotisserie Septime : Rue Saint-Paul 12 – 4000 LIEGE

Tél : 04.221.03.06

L’Industrie : Rue Saint-Gilles 6 – 4000 LIEGE

Tél : 04.223.08.54

Domaine de Lintillac : Rue Saint-Gilles 25, Liège 4000, Belgique

Tél : 04.223.12.01

 

Bars

Taverne Saint Paul : rue Saint Paul 8 4000 Liège

Tél : 04 223 72 17

Pot au Lait : Rue Soeurs de Hasque 9 4000 Liège

Tél : 04.222 07 94

La Maison du Peket : Rue de l’Epée 2, 4000 Liège

Tel : 04.250.67.83

Taverne Tchantches et Nanesse : 35, rue Grande Beche 4020 Liège

Tél : 04.343.39.31

Brasserie C : Impasse des Ursulines, B-4000 Liège

Tél : 04.266 06 92

 

How to dress?

June is usually nice and suny in Belgium with average temperature 18-20°C but be ready to face occasional “horizontal rain”.

Social events

Will be organized on Friday afternoon. If you are interested to participate (35 euros), please let us know your choice by email.

Option 1: Guided walking tour of Liège historic center. Liège has a lot to offer in terms of history and arts (http://www.liege.be/tourisme-en/itineraires-et-promenades/discover-liege). This visit will take you to the main places in a relatively limited area.

Option 2: Biking tour in Liège and surroundings. Take the mountain bike and discover the city in an unconventional way. Liège is in a valley and the route can be hilly but will be adapted according to the average skill of participants. So if interested, please indicate your physical skill as biker (occasional practice –regular – expert). Friendly atmosphere guarantee and beer tasting mid-way!

Option 3: Mine visit. Liège was one of the most important industrial centres in Europe, particularly in steel-making and coal industry. A feeling of this heritage can be provided by visiting the Blegny-Mine, one of four authentic coal mines of Europe with galleries accessible to the visitors via the well of origin (http://www.blegnymine.be/). Situated at -30 and -60 meters, the visit allows a complete discovery of the process of extraction of the coal. Blegny-Mine and 3 other major mining sites of Wallonia (The Wood of Cazier, Bois-du-Luc and Grand-Hornu) is recognized since July, 2012 as Unseco world heritage.

Option 4: Visit of University of Liège. This institution is most renowned for some research centers among which the GIGA, a unique organizational structure in Belgium that includes an academic research center of excellence and seven technological platforms devoted to genoproteomics and the Centre spatial de Liège dedicated to space instrumentation including environmental test facilities and high level laboratories (works for the European Space Agency (ESA) and space industry). At least these two centers will be visited and more if we have time.