"The Meuse River" Top 5 Page for this destination Liège Favorite Tip by Nemorino

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  1. The Meuse River in Liège
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  • 1. The Meuse River in Liège - Liège
      1. The Meuse River in Liège
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  • 2. Evening on the Meuse River - Liège
      2. Evening on the Meuse River
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  • 3. Dark clouds over the Meuse - Liège
      3. Dark clouds over the Meuse
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  • 4. The Meuse from Pont des Arches - Liège
      4. The Meuse from Pont des Arches
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Favorite thing: The Meuse is one of those confusing rivers, like the Rhine or the Elbe, that flow more or less from south to north, so that upstream is at the bottom end of the map and downstream is at the top.

This confusion of course has more to do with our map-making conventions than with the river, since the river was here before we were.

The Meuse has its source at a place called Pouilly-en-Bassigny in France. It flows for 950 kilometers (or 237 lieues, as Victor Hugo would have said) through three countries, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, before disgorging into the North Sea.

On his journey by stagecoach in 1840, Victor Hugo followed the Meuse downstream for several days, with stops in the French towns of Sedan and Givet and the Belgian towns of Dinant, Namur and Huy before he finally arrived in Liège at the beginning of August.

Second photo: Evening on the Meuse River in Liège.

Third photo: Dark clouds over the Meuse.

Fourth photo: The Meuse from the bridge called Pont des Arches.

>>Next: The Ourthe River joins the Meuse<<

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  • Updated Jun 21, 2014
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