Musée Tchantchès

Puppet Theatre in Liège

Outremeuse's rakish resident, Tchantchès, appeared one day between two stones in 760, in Charlemagne's reign. This folklore hero and city mascot refused to drink his mother's milk at birth, instead screaming for pékèt (local gin). Despite his age he's still working, starring in puppet theatres (albeit not in the heat of summer).

By appointment, or for free on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, aficionados can visit the 'museum' of his costumes and other paraphernalia, which surround the stage.

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