History

Les Galeries St Lambert

A little piece of history

The heart of Liege, where Les Galeries St Lambert are located, has been a centre of commerce for decades. Indeed, as early as the 19th century, the Vaxelaire family set up their first Liege shop here, quickly followed by the legendary Grand Bazar, then the Bon Marché and Innovation. These shops quickly made place the most important commercial centre.

The oldest among us no doubt still remember the beauty and magic of the decorations which, particularly during the Christmas and New Year festivities, illuminated the architecturally remarkable facades of the shops. The area’s past is also intimately linked to the history of the “Cité Ardente” and its emblematic Place Saint-Lambert.

Historique des Galeries St Lambert
Historique des Galeries St Lambert

It was in 2004 that this shopping complex and its magnificent glass passage linking the two most famous districts of the Liege city centre finally opened its doors: Les Galeries St Lambert was born. They cover an area of 43,484 m², of which 41,114 m² is commercial space.

Today, Les Galeries St Lambert holds more than 40 shops in the heart of Liege and attracts more than 5 million visitors a year. Much more than a shopping centre, it is a real public square, a friendly gathering place surrounded by shops. It is a place where you can meet, stroll around, chat, attend frequent events and regular meetings. In short, you do not just come here to do your shopping. You come here to live a little! It must be said that the philosophy of the place goes beyond that of a simple shopping destination.

Les Galleries are truly in keeping with the very essence of Liege, living to the rhythm of the major events which enliven the squares around them and make the hearts of the people of Liege beat by offering ever more bizarre, convivial and spectacular events.

Remember, in May 2013, the attempt to hold the largest gathering of superheroes in the world or the work done on post-it notes on the glass part of Les Galleries during the Tour de France. There were a record 190,000 post-it notes and that record was made official by Guinness World Records. And then there are the giant human tongs, the annual Spectacular Arrivals of Saint Nicholas or the Cooking Challenge, our great cooking competition which has been highlighting amateurs for three years now! And let us not forget the Picnic en Ville, where Les Galleries have taken the crazy gamble of completely covering the Place Saint-Lambert with fresh grass to offer a most convivial, original and above all unprecedented event in Liege!

Historique des Galeries St Lambert
Historique des Galeries St Lambert

Since the end of 2018, a breath of fresh air has been blowing at Les Galeries St Lambert: a new painting of the shopping area, a new logo, a new way of communicating, the opening of the Conciergerie du Centre-Ville and the launch of Les Galeries’ new gift card “ZE Gift Card”. They now define themselves as “ZE Shopping in Liege” and are very proud of it!

A shopping centre like no other, which has been living at the pace of our beautiful “Cité Ardente” for almost 15 years now and which has not finished impressing you!

In short, welcome home!

Much more than just a shopping centre, it is a real public gathering place!

Over time, Les Galeries St Lambert have become a real public square, a convivial gathering place surrounded by shops. You can meet there, stroll there, chat there, attend frequent events and regular appointments. In short, you do not just come here to do your shopping. You also come here to live a little!

It must be said that the philosophy of the place goes beyond that of a simple shopping destination.

Les Galleries are really part of the heart of Liege and live there to the rhythm of the major events which animate the square.

Remember, in May 2013, the largest gathering of superheroes in the world or the work made as a post-it on the glass part of the Galleries during the Tour de France. There were a record 190,000 post-it notes and that record was made official by Guinness World Records.

Your shopping in the heart of Liege

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Les Galeries St Lambert have chosen a slogan which characterises it well: “Your shopping in the heart of Liege”.

With 40 shops, catering establishments and major international brands, Les Galeries St Lambert has recorded an attendance of approximately 6.5 million visitors a year. A quick calculation shows that nearly 50 million visitors have visited Les Galeries St Lambert in one decade!

A true success which Les Galeries celebrated with you throughout September 2014!

OPENING TIMES

Monday to Saturday from 09.30 to 18.30.

GALERIA INNO
Monday to Thursday 09.30 to 18.30
Friday and Saturday 09.30 to 19.00

MEDIA MARKT  |  FNAC
Monday to Friday 09.30 to 18.30
Saturday 09.30 to 19.00

CARREFOUR MARKET
Monday to Saturday 09.00 to 19.30
Except Friday 09.00 to 20.00

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