La Batte sunday market, Liege

Every Sunday when most of the shops around Liege are closed, a long stretch of a normally very busy road near the river Meuse just at the outskirts of the city center becomes a shopping mecca not only for the locals but also for tourists and outsiders alike. The Marche La Batte is the oldest and largest sunday market in Belgium. Stretching from the Grand Poste building to around 3km towards the Rue de Maastricht beside the river Meuse, it is arguably one of the longest  in Europe. While you won’t find a lot of local Liegeoise or Belgian stuff here (except for the waffles and frites), the diverse choices of food, hardware and other things that comes from neighboring countries to even as far as the Middle East makes it a very interesting and addicting place to visit. I always come here every sunday for some cheap veggies, fruits and bread. Sometimes, I just visit the market just to find anything interesting or just take a stroll and roam around. If you find yourself around Liege on a Sunday, don’t forget to visit La Batte. It is open from 9am to around 3pm.

Starts in  front of the Grand Poste Building (above) and extends for almost 3 kms, be prepared for a very long walk!
Starts in front of the Grand Poste Building (above) and extends for almost 3 kms, be prepared for a very long walk!
Cheese! Waffles! and  more Cheese and Waffles!
Cheese! Waffles! and more Cheese and Waffles!
Some interesting stuff, from pet parrots to live ducks and Psy (gangnam style)!
Some interesting stuff, from pet parrots to live ducks and Psy (gangnam style)!
Blooming flowers on sale.
Blooming flowers on sale.
La Batte market in Liege can be quite crowded on a sunny Sunday.
La Batte market in Liege can be quite crowded on a sunny Sunday.
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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Tim rose says:

    Is parking difficult

    1. Parking can be difficult and you may find yourself looking for a spot quite far from where the market is. However, if you arrive early in the morning, you might still find parking places nearby like around Place St.-Lambert, the historic core or around Outremeuse (across the bridge near the Aquarium-Museum). 🙂

  2. john says:

    how about the prices?

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