La Cite Miroir

La Cite Miroir, Liege: Hours, Address, La Cite Miroir Reviews: 4.5/5

La Cite Miroir
4.5
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The former thermal baths of La Sauvenière : an exceptional venue dedicated to education, citizenship and culture right in the centre of Liège. Performing arts, debates, exhibitions, conferences : come and discover our many activities.
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4.5
137 reviews
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Very good
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Christine P
Liege, Belgium91 contributions
You can still see and feel the swimming pool, but the place has been skillfully turned into a cultural hub, with room for exhibitions, a bookshop, cafeterias, a big theatre room. Whether you use comfortable stairs or the lift, you have to stop at the second floor.
Written December 6, 2018
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Phil369
Herstal, Belgium137 contributions
Family
The Cité Miroir was inaugurated thirteen months ago right in the city centre of Liège, just behind the Opera House. It is housed in what used to be the so-called "baths of the Sauvenière", a Bauhaus swimming-pool where lots of citizens of the city learned how to swim.

It has now been renovated with charm, taste and class. And is much more than a swimming-pool. It houses different institutions being very active in the field of citizenship, permanent dialogue between cultures and the importance of remembering History not to have to live some of its darkest pages again.

When you talk about the Cité Miroir, one of the things you have to mention is that it houses different institutions. The most prestigious one, the one that will certainly attract many people to the place is the "Territoires de la Mémoire". Their audiovisual parcours "plus jamais ça" (= never again) - now available in English and Dutch too, I think - takes you back to the years immediately after WW1, explains the historical background to WW2 and takes you to the concentration camps. American citizens (or Freedom Writers' fans) may compare it to the Museum of Tolerance in LA. It is about 75 minutes and is very moving and informative (kids should be 12 or more to understand what is going on and to cope with the strong emotions you feel during your visit). Lots of schools go there all year round. But this is a very suitable visit for families (and individuals) too.

They have a small but very rich library - where you'll find lots of books about WW2, the genocides, humain rights... Unbelievable!

The Territoires de la Mémoire have also designed a "red triangle" pin (which you can get for free at the end of your visit). For people wearing it, it is a very simple and meaningful way to show your tolerance and open-mindedness to others whatever the colour or their skin, their religion, their political ideas (except for extre right ideas) and anything that makes us rich through our differences.

If you are in Liège for a couple of days (and nights), check their program on their official websites. All year round, they have a very rich mix of theatre plays, concerts, talks, movies and so on.

The swimming pool itself is really wonderful - it can indeed be compared to the Roubaix pool in the north of France in many ways. It sometimes houses special exhibitions - the one right now is on Hitler and Degenerate Art.

Due to open in late 2015 - early 2016 is another parcours/museum dealing with the social struggle of the population/trade unions for acceptable working conditions in the 19th century local siderurgy. It will be another must-see...

Am sure you will enjoy it to the full and will remember it long after your visit!
Written February 18, 2015
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Luc H
Oberkochen, Germany303 contributions
Business
We enjoyed a business function at this venue which included the opportunity to experience the current exhibition of face masks. With the strange experience of the exhibition being in this old thermal bath turned into an exhibition hall. Liege... such an interesting city.
Written May 29, 2019
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Arriet
Boca Raton, FL343 contributions
Couples
Had visitors card so we thought we check what it about !! The card said included this site!!the Receptionist at the ticket taking area-could not speak English so that was not good she insisted that we pay 1 € each to see baths ok but nothing else was available to see or communicates so we look and pay 1€ each to see baths
Big mistake nothing to see !!
Written August 24, 2019
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Johan Vandendriessche
Zwalm, Belgium22 contributions
Friends
The way this old swimming pool has been restored and transformed gives you a good idea of what it looked like, but is equally modernized and changed to a mesmerizing exposition hall.
Written July 12, 2018
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John B
Caloundra, Australia263 contributions
Friends
An interesting place with an interesting history, we recently were lucky enough to be part of a banquet experience held in the middle of the former swimming pool on the top level. I'm not sure how common this particular experience might be, but the building itself is certainly worth a look!
Written September 8, 2017
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SeimenBurum
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,828 contributions
Solo
Housed in a former swimming pool this is an interesting place to visit when you like old charme Art Deco buildings. The exhibition space is placed right on top of the old pool. The rest of the building houses a coffee shop, function rooms and a small exhibition area. When I visited there was an exhibition of African art
Written September 5, 2017
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lagid
Hasselt, Belgium90 contributions
Friends
I went to the zoo humaine exibition.
Excellent done. This location is gorgeous.
I will most defenitely go back.
Convenient because in the city center and close to a train station.
Nice to combine xuth and exhibition in station guillemins.
Written March 6, 2017
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nicolasj
Angleur, Belgium147 contributions
Solo
This building used to be swimming pool (upper floor) with a ... bus station beneath at the ground floor. It was renovated in 2010-2014 (more or less) to become a new exhibit hall for temporary exhibitions in Liege. The two recent exhibitions I visited there were indeed of a high level.

The building can however be a bit noisy on the inside, and the ticket counter doesn't always work very efficiently.

Right next to this building are 2 parking towers, and it is also next to the Liege arthouse cinema.
Written July 8, 2015
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BIG_VINX
Milan, Italy3,626 contributions
Solo
La Cité Miroir is a great place to see some really interesting exhibits and pieces. It's not as huge as its counterpart art museums in other cities, but that's part of the charm. Right now they have a special exhibit called "L'art dégénéré selon Hitler". It is a new exhibition, which brings together masters such as Chagall, Picasso, Gauguin, Ensor and many others around the theme ‘Art and Power’. Art and history will form the essence of this exhibition, which reunites the works the Nazi regime considered as degenerate and sold at auction in Lucerne in 1939, for the first time in Europe. It is definitely worth your time if you are in Liège to take a look inside.
Written February 18, 2015
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  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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