History. LlfiGE. 24. Route. 147 -
About 1!|2 M. to the S. of Ligny liae Fleurus, celebrated for the
battles of 1622 and 1690. On 26th June, 1794, a battle also took place
here between the Austrian army under the Prince of Cobourg, and the
French under Marshal Jourdan, in which the latter gained an advantage.
The Austrians had stormed the French intrenchments, captured twenty
guns, and driven the French hack to Marchiennes-au-Pont (p. 130), when
the Prince owing to some misunderstanding, ordered his troops to re¬
treat. This false movement, as the event proved, ultimately contributed
to the loss of the whole of Belgium. It is a curious historical fact, that
on this occasion a balloon was employed by the French in order to
Teconnoitre the Austrian position, but with what success it does not appear.
40 M. Charleroi, see p. 130.
24. Lifege and Seraing.
Railway Stations. 1. Station des Guillemins (PI. A, 1, 2), on the 1.
bank of the Meuse, for Aix-la-Chapelle, Brussels, Namur, Paris, and
Luxembourg (Ligne de l'Ourthe); 2. Station de Longdoz (PL C, 4), on the
r. bank, for Mastricht, Namur, and Paris; 3. Station de Vivegnies, on the
S.E. side, a long way from the centre of the town, for the Dutch trains.
Hotels. "Hotel de Suede (PL a), Rue de l'Harmonie 7, near the
theatre , comfortable , fine view from the roof, R. from 2, B. l1^,
A. and L. I'd fr.; Hotel d'Angleterre (PL b), Eue des Dominicains,
and Hotel de l'Eokope (PL c), Rue Hamal 6, at the back of the theatre.
Pommelette (PI. e), Rue Souverain-Pont 42, starting-point of the diligences,
noisy; ''Grand Cerf (PI. f), Rue de la Cathedrale 15, R. and B. 2>|2,
A. '|2 fr.; Hotel de Fkance (PI. g), Rue de la Cathedrale 17; Hotel de
l'Allemagne, Place du Theatre 8; Hotel Schiller (PL d), Place du
Theatre, moderate; Mohren, an unpretending German inn, Rue du Pont
d'Avroy 31. The Hotels de Cologne , de Paris , des Chemins de Fee,
and de l'Univers near the principal station, and the Hotel de l'Industrie
opposite the Gare de Longdoz are convenient for travellers arriving late
or starting early by railway.
Restaurants. "Bernay, Rue des Dominicains 22 (dear); ~Cafi Venitien,
by the theatre; Deux Fontaines (PI. h; ascend to the 1. by the theatre);
Renaissance, in the Passage; '"Cafe' Mohren, Rue du Pont d'Avroy 31,
Bavarian beer (also an inn, see above).
Gabs. One-horse, per drive (la course) 1 fr., to the railway 1 fr. 25 c,
to the citadel 2 fr.; by the hour (a Vheure) 1>|2 fr., each additional M2 hr.
75 c. — Two-horse, per drive li|s, to the railway 2, to the citadel 3 fr.;
one hour 2^2 fr., each additional l\z hr. l1j4 fr. — Open carriages (voitures
dicouverles) one-quarter to one-third more. — A Tramway connects the
station with the town.
Steamboat to Mastricht (R. 26) in summer (?), starting a few paces
below the Pont des Arches, adjacent to the university. The Namur
steamboat-pier is above the bridge. From Liege to Seraing (p. 153) every
half-hour (fare 50 or 35 c), starting from the Square d'Avroy, near the
Monument of Charlemagne (PL 35).
Weapons. Lepage, Rue d'Archis 77; Collette, Quai St. Leonard 37;
Rongi Fils etc.
Principal Attractions: Palais de Justice, the court (p. 149); Church of
St. Jacques (p. 151); St. Paul's (p. 151); view from the Citadel (p. 153).
Liege, Flem. Luik, Ger. Liittich, with 106,442 inhab., the ca¬
pital of the Walloon district, and formerly the seat of a principality
of the name, lies in a strikingly picturesque situation. The ancient
city with its numerous towers rises on the lofty bank of the broad
Meuse, into which the Ourthe here flows. Numerous chimneys
bear testimony to the industry of the inhabitants, while the richly
cultivated valley contributes greatly to enhance the picturesque