Hidden Belgium: Ancient Rue Roture

Hidden Belgium: Ancient Rue Roture

It’s always interesting to explore the hidden lanes in the heart of Liège. The ancient Rue Roture, off Rue Puits-en-Sock, is one of the most surprising. It leads to a secret enclave that has survived from the Middle Ages.

The narrow cobbled lane in the heart of the Outremeuse district is lined with ancient houses built in attractive Meuse Renaissance style. At the end of the lane, you enter a square with a tiny Madonna statue and a fountain with four lion heads.

The houses on the square have been turned into small theatres, restaurants and bars. The neighbourhood is sleepy during the day, but it gets lively in the evening.

Derek Blyth’s hidden secret of the day: Derek Blyth is the author of the bestselling “The 500 Hidden Secrets of Belgium”. He picks out one of his favourite hidden secrets for The Brussels Times every day.

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