The museum sits in the idyllic island haven of Le Parc de la Boverie, encircled by the Meuse River. With the beautiful parkland and lake, it is a lovely place to take a walk, have a picnic or just sit and reflect. A graceful footbridge now connects the area to the other bank of the city (and to the new, airy Calatrava-designed Liège-Guillemins station), which was previously divided by railway tracks. The museum’s permanent exhibitions, which showcase the city’s many gems, include works by Gauguin, Chagall, Magritte and Picasso, as well as a vast comics collection, featuring 100 original storyboards from the great Belgian scriptwriters and illustrators, including Hergé (Tintin).