27km (17 miles) SW of Liège; 27km (17 miles) NE of Namur
The drive from Liège to Namur follows the Meuse River. Once you get beyond the city's industrial environs, the riverside scenery evolves into a picturesque landscape with small towns every few miles and one of many Meuse Valley castles never far away.
Charming Huy (pop. 21,000) on the Meuse was noted as a center for metalworking, in particular with tin, copper, and pewter, as far back as the 7th century, and was granted its town charter in 1066. Its most famous native son, Renier de Huy, was the 12th-century goldsmith who designed the baptismal font in Liège's Eglise St-Barthélemy (Church of St. Bartholomew). Today, Huy's stores are filled with pewter bowls, goblets, pitchers, and other items. The town has several notable examples of the 16th- and 17th-century architectural style known as Mosan Renaissance.