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FRANZ CHOCOLATE

What could be better than a good chocolate to console yourself during this period?

Franz Derkenne and his wife Eliane, passionate craftsmen, have been making our palates satisfied for 40 years. Creativity is not lacking with more than fifty different pralines available each day, and some house specialties like the praline with whiskey from Bouillon.

We can even compose personalized pieces according to each season and holidays. Franz is the exclusivity of a range of gourmet, fine and unique products. It is for this reason that we like to offer some to our loyal customers as a special thanks.


ACCOMMODATION: CITY OR COUNTRY ?

Do you prefer the city or the country? 

With our two newbies at the beginning of the year, the choice is yours! City dwellers should fall in love with “Nagelmackers 5”, a beautiful penthouse with sleek and trendy decoration that makes it look like a New York loft.

Outdoor lovers who enjoy some peace and quiet will undoubtedly appreciate “Chez Yolande”, located in Nandrin (20 minutes from the centre of Liège) and its majestic countryside views! Can we have both?

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BEER : THE OSTER BREWERY’S BLONDE

Let’s face it, the love of Belgians for craft beers is not new and it’s not going to fade away anytime soon!

Microbreweries have continued to flourish all over Belgium in recent years. This is also the case in Manhay, in the Ardennes, where the Oster brewery caught our attention and its 7.2% blonde seduced our taste buds. Creamy and tasty, with a very reasonable bitterness and a pleasant cereal flavour. It even has a slight hint of cardamom!

Also, don’t hesitate to enter the Brasserie d’Oster, it’s a nice place to stop and taste the creations of the house and grab a bite to eat!

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BETWEEN FRIENDS/FAMILY: THE NEW JONFOSSE SWIMMING POOL

Put on your swimming gear! A new public swimming pool has opened! And we couldn’t be happier! 

Its brand-new facilities and varied bathing areas tick all the boxes: a large pool for the most athletic lengths, a cadet dedicated to learning and the pleasure of paddling, a nice lagoon for the little ones … as well as a relaxation and dining area.

Everything is there – and well thought out – to make you feel good! We particularly appreciate the large bay window which gives this place a beautiful luminosity. A great cure for all the greyness!

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CULTURE : GLASS MUSEUM, ON THE NEW BELGIAN JAZZ SCENE

Curious UFOs in a mainstream musical landscape, the two Brussels musicians from Glass Museum have nevertheless forged a solid place for themselves on the new Belgian jazz scene and dusted off the style with subtle electro arrangements.

This face-to-face piano/drum instrumental duo is worth seeing as much as listening to and seduces with its energy and exhilarating soundscapes. Their second album should be released in March 2020. A discovery not to be missed!

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TIP : “D’UN LIVRE À L’AUTRE” (FROM A BOOK TO ANOTHER)

Once upon a time there was a merry band of bibliophile friends who came up with the idea of organizing a book swap.

The aim was to reconcile a passion for reading with a desire to consume better. They didn’t expect such a success! This joyous event was the start of “D’un Livre à l’Autre”.

The principle? At one-off and travelling events (during which you (re)discover great places in Liège), up to five of his books are exchanged for new finds brought by others. One keyword: take your time. Isn’t that beautiful?

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FAVORITE ADDRESS : LE BARMANNE, LAUNDROMAT-CAFÉ

We’ve been waiting for a long time for someone to finally bring this great idea to Liège!

Laundromat-café or café-laundromat, whatever you prefer, at Barmanne, they serve delicious cappuccinos or small homemade dishes, local and seasonal, while your laundry is running (or not!).

Doing your laundry has never been so pleasant! The friendly atmosphere, the pretty decoration and the kindness of the staff have everything to make you want to stay… and come back, with or without a laundry basket!

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ACCOMMODATION: BLOVELY AND WARM, JUST LIKE HOME

Festive lights, garlands, Christmas trees… it’s official, the city is all dressed up for the festive season !

In order not to miss a moment, we recommend the superb apartments on Rue de la Casquette, a lively pedestrian area which is enjoying a second wind following its renovation ! And after having scoured the boutiques and chalets at the Christmas village in the biting cold, the cosy decoration in Casquette 1, 2, 3, or 4 will immediately provide all the home comforts you need, all snuggled up in the warm !


CULTURE : DALTON TELEGRAMME

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Here is a local Liege band to follow! Dalton Telegramme have just launched their 2nd album, and it’s a fine piece of work.

As storytellers with a passion for words, they have succeeded in transforming their style with “Victoria”: a local French song, which is catchy and has a more pop than folk arrangement this time. See them live to experience their great energy and contagious good spirit!
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A BEER WORTH DISCOVERING: BESTIALE BLONDE LÉGÈRE

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A light and flavoursome AND ale, it’s like having your cake and eating it.

When you know it’s made in Liege with 100% natural ingredients it’s even better. When putting the finishing touches to his recipe, the creator-brewer Simon Charlier even called in the help of fifty participant testers! We just can’t resist this latest little number from La Bestiale, with its herbal notes and delicate citrus aromas which are reminiscent of summer! A remedy for gloomy weather?
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