Place du Marché (the market place) is the oldest square in the city. Two of the city’s symbols can be found here: the Perron and the townhall. A hub for trade and civil liberties, it has been the theatre of major local events. Today it opens out on to Place Saint-Lambert, but previously it was closed off at this place by the eastern cloisters of the Notre-Dame & Saint-Lambert Cathedral. Lining the square’s sides, there are several houses dating back to the end of the 17th century and the 18th century. Behind the houses, the dome of the Saint-André church can be seen. Built in the 18th century, the church, desacralized during the Revolution, is today inaccessible.