Spread over 3,548 hectares (divided almost equally into three parts: residential, industries and shops, forests) with a population of more than 64,000, Seraing is the second biggest municipality, in terms of importance, in the Province of Liège.
Famous for its Val Saint-Lambert crystal works and its steel industry, it is first and foremost a town of human scale, as is regularly shown in the Dardenne brothers’ films.
The people of Seraing are genuine cycling enthusiasts and have welcomed the Tour de France several times, but also the Giro d’Italia, the Vuelta a España, the Tour of Wallonia and other local races. There are five official cycling clubs present within its confines.
Annual events such as the Wallonia Festivals, the Italia Bella Festival or the Fieris Féeries point to the town’s significant cultural heritage, with giant frescos and works by famous artists that sprout up in all corners of the municipality.
Seraing has been undergoing a major urban metamorphosis since the launch of its “Master Plan” and is rebuilding its economic, urban and social future. Today, it is cited as an example for its drive and forward-looking vision.
Huy is one of the main tourist centres in the Meuse Basin and boasts many natural treasures and can be proud of its rich heritage. In the town centre, colourful terraces, eye-catching shops, shady parks and lively pedestrian areas allow visitors to enjoy a taste of the town’s warmth.
Festive, cultural and sporty, Huy boasts a remarkable calendar of events.
The Condroz-Huy Rally, the fair on 15th August, many festivals and exhibitions, as well as the end of year activities organised around the open air ice rink in the Grand-Place punctuate the seasons, just like the Flèche Wallonne Elite, but also the Women’s Flèche Wallone whose finish line was first established there in 1998. This will be to the delight of thousands of cycling fans, but to the dread of the peloton, who will be obliged to suffer in order to overcome the 19% gradient of the renowned Mur de Huy and its impressive “S" which has been named “the Claudy Criquielion" bend.