The Simenon Collection

In 1976, some researchers from the University of Liège who had a passion for the scientific analysis of the creator of Maigret’s works set up the Georges Simenon Studies Centre.

They aimed at developing the studies on the famous novelist and his work, collecting useful information material and helping researchers with their scientific approach.

Touched by the interest in his works, Georges Simenon decided to donate his literary archives to the University: thus was created the Simenon Collection (le Fonds Simenon).

It is mainly a library, a working place with information material unique in the world: all French and translated editions of Simenon’s novels, some manuscripts, over 2000 pictures, filmed interviews, film copies…


It is also a museum, where visitors will discover the novelist’s daily environment with familiar objects and furniture: his desk, bookcases, worktable, favourite objects…

Opening times: by appointment on Wednesdays. Please contact the Collection’s Curator


December 2004 - Cellule Internet ULg