10 Things to Do in Pepinster That You Shouldn't Miss

September 14, 2017 Cedrick Jardin

Pepinster is a Walloon municipality of Belgium in Province of Liège. On January 1, 2006, Pepinster had a total population of 9,560. The total area is 24.79 km² which gives a population density of 386 inhabitants per km². Pepinster is situated at the confluence of the rivers Hoëgne and Vesdre.
Restaurants in Pepinster

1. Opera Royal de Wallonie-Liege

Place de l'Opera 25, Liege 4000, Belgium +32 4 232 42 41
Excellent
68%
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4.5 based on 149 reviews

Opera Royal de Wallonie-Liege

Founded in 1967, the association Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège is largely subsidized by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the City and Province of Liege. It is one of three major opera houses in Belgium. From the beginning, the institution occupies the Théâtre Royal de Liège, beautiful building loaned by the City of Liège (opened November 4, 1820). Its location in the heart of Liège and the Euregio, at the crossroads between Germany, the Netherlands, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and France, attracts a wide audience both Belgian and international.

Reviewed By DSC-NOVA - Fairfax, Virginia

We attended several Performances at the newly refurbished Opera royal de Wallonie and enjoyed every minute of it! The performance was first rate (the Italian sisters of Cav and Pag, set in production by tenor Jose Cura -- who also performed the lead in both of these short works.) It was magical!
The opera staff is friendly and goes out of its way to assist visitors; it was a delight working with them.
The opera house itself is not imposing in the foyer area; I'm not sure if the reconstruction is complete but it is very shallow and when we were there still covered with rough construction detailing. Inside the auditorium, it seems each seat must have good sightlines and the acoustics seemed wonderful.
Women's bathrooms, as is true in far too many places, were small and with too few stalls.
If opera is your thing and you are in Belgium when the Opera Royal has a production, it may well be worthwhile to visit and enjoy a wonderful evening of music.

2. Fort Eben-Emael

Rue du Fort 40, Eben-Emael 4690, Belgium +32 4 286 28 61
Excellent
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4.5 based on 161 reviews

Fort Eben-Emael

Reviewed By _brigittemvdb - Knokke, Belgium

First be sure that the place is open. Check and re-check on their website but also by calling them.
We joined a group and had the perfect guide in Dutch.
The tour took more than 3 hours and was amazing.
Without a guide you could see a lot but won't understand the lay-out of tbe fort and the way it was build ( taking into account the mistakes that were made in Fort Loncin).
It is cool inside!
Put this visit in your planning

Rue Lambert Marlet 23, Blegny 4670, Belgium +32 4 387 43 33
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 232 reviews

Blegny-Mine

Located between Liège and Maastricht, Blegny-Mine is one of the four authentic coal mines in Europe with underground galleries accessible for the visitors through the original shaft. Situated at – 30 and – 60 metres, they allow a complete discovery of the process of coal extraction.

Reviewed By GeoTrunk - Denmark

The Blegny Mine offers four separate sights: The Museum, the mine, the slag heap and the road train. The museum is definitely worth seeing - It is a little hard to find since it is hidden all the way to the back with no clear signs (You will pass a shed that you might think is the museum, but carry on a little further to the real thing). A tour of the mine is also interesting - Guided tours seems only to be available in Dutch and French, but you can get a headset in English giving you an abbreviated version. The audio guided tour of the slag heap is not worth spending time on. Climb the hill on your own and enjoy the view. Same goes for the road train. You are better of doing it in your own car, because you can stop when relevant.

4. Tongeren Flea Market

Leopoldwal, Veemarkt, Tongeren 3700, Belgium
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 162 reviews

Tongeren Flea Market

Reviewed By Tabby42 - Illinois

We have bought many items from this wonderful city that opens its doors EVERY SUNDAY (except for Christmas, and possibly other official holidays that fall on Sunday). You will find antiques from vendors from various countries: England, France, Germany, and Belgium--probably others as well! Depends on what you are looking for, but we have bought GREAT wood furniture pieces: tables, Minty bookcase, French chest of drawers, nesting tables, chest-similar to cedar chest--without the cedar; unique traveling writing box (see one that Alexander Hamilton used at Ft. Ticonderoga), or wooden stationary desk organizer, holds paper, pens/pencils & has the date cards--possible used by stationary salesmen (the last two were from England). Today first Sunday of August 2017 we have returned with garden items to use for flowers (or such is my plan); from zinc washtub, to enamel pots - old chamber pot, or washstand with wash pan, a cute bicycle to hold three flower pots. As others wrote the haggling is part of the fun of getting the best deal, but don't go too low to insult the dealer! I had a total blast today and came home with more than expected to include a milk can with strainer & lid! Color me exuberant!! I even found an oil painting from a dealer that also sells on E-Bay - what a wonderful and fun day!!
They do this rain or shine, they have a large building for inside vendors, as well as in a parking garage lower level for those bad weather days. Otherwise the vendors sets up on the streets and square of town from 0600-1400, but you had better get there early, because many do start packing up around noon! There local antique shops in town, that are open during this time as well--check them out too!

5. Val-Dieu Abbey

Route de Val-Dieu 227, Aubel 4880, Belgium +32 87 69 28 28
Excellent
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4 based on 203 reviews

Val-Dieu Abbey

Reviewed By Zosia B - Mons, Belgium

Came across the abbaye while driving through the area and stopped to explore a bit. We are so glad we did. The abbaye itself is very nice but the grounds and Gardens are absolutely beautiful. Even though it was raining it was the perfect place to stop and walk around. So lovely.

6. Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial

Route N63 - 19 km SW of Liege | SE Edge of Village of Neupre, Neupre, Belgium
Excellent
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial

Reviewed By Tupelo010835 - Denton, TX

A young soldier from my wife's hometown in Texas is buried here so we've been trying to get here for quite a number of years. Finally made it and found his grave. She put a small American flag on his grave.
The entrance to this cemetery is particularly moving. After leaving the parking lot and walking past the entry building you suddenly walk up on the thousands of perfectly aligned markers. If this doesn't bring a tear to your eye, nothing will.
We were particularly impressed with the quality and the thoroughness of the battle maps that are on display inside the entry building. Someone (several someone's) surely spent a tremendous amount of time researching, planning and executing this spectacular display. The attached photos don't do it justice but it will give you the general idea until you are able to visit.
Rest in Peace young soldiers.
Highly recommended

7. La Roche-aux-Faucons

Rue de la Roche aux Faucons | Neupré, Esneux 4130, Belgium
Excellent
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

La Roche-aux-Faucons

Reviewed By Qiang B - Liege, Belgium

I visited this place by passing the the GR. It's a very calm place without too much tourism. Take a brochure in the tourism office entitled "Grand Site de la Boucle de l'Ourthe" and you'll find lots of great sites around Esneux and the Ourthe river.

8. Spa du Chateau des Thermes

Rue Hauster 9, Chaudfontaine 4051, Belgium +32 4 367 80 67
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 75 reviews

Spa du Chateau des Thermes

Reviewed By DonCesar - Nuremberg, Germany

Cool park, many people run there and there are a permanent sculptures and temporal expositions. I liked it, was probably not worth it to drive there but very cool if you are around.

Rue Fond Marie 563, Theux 4910, Belgium +32 87 54 10 75
Excellent
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4 based on 258 reviews

Forestia

Reviewed By nicolasj - Liege, Belgium

The animals are there, the nature is there, and it's an enjoyable walk. But in a park with paid access, some things are missing :
- maintenance of some of the paths, walkways, enclosures
- there is no bathroom facility in the park (only at the entrance)
- there is no picnic area in the park with clean tables, sanitary facilities, possibility to wash your hands
Maintenance of the playground close to the entrance is decent, but could be better.
The restaurant is nice, and the shop at the exit is fun.

10. Eglise St-Jacques

Place Saint-Jacques 8, Liege 4000, Belgium +32 4 222 14 41
Excellent
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4.5 based on 153 reviews

Eglise St-Jacques

Reviewed By MrFourPoundsWorth - Crawley Down, United Kingdom

I like Church Buildings that have more than a nod to what Christianity is all about.
To that end I was delighted with the exhibition which was on display here, with various Bible passages and scenes providing the artists with their inspiration.
The bright Sunshine and simple high level yellow windows cast fabulous shades across the floor and seats.

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