Lille

Lille Attractions

Lille Old Town (Vieux Lille)

4 star rating: Recommended 23 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

It's in Vieux Lille, the Old Town of the city, that the Flemish dash to Lille's character can be most clearly seen. The red brick buildings and narrow cobbled lanes have a distinct Belgian ...  Read more

Hospice Comtesse Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse is the town museum of Lille. It's housed in an old hospital founded by Jeanne, Countess of Flanders, for the poor of the city in 1237. Most of the building dates ...  Read more

Fine Arts Museum (Musee des Beaux Arts)

4 star rating: Recommended 27 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Lille's Fine Arts Museum, or Palais des Beaux-Arts, is a giant - only the Louvre tops it for size among France's museums, and its collection is suitably illustrious. It was instituted in 1801 as ...  Read more

Grand Place

4 star rating: Recommended 23 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The center of Lille, the Grand Place (or, as it's officially called, the Place du Général de Gaulle) is a magnet for tourists and a meeting point for locals. Celebrations, ceremonies, ...  Read more

Cathedrale Notre Dame de la Treille

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Cathedrale Notre Dame de la Treille takes its name from a 12th-century figure of the Virgin that has been long revered in the city. The cathedral was built by wealthy inhabitants of the city, ...  Read more

Maison Natale de Charles de Gaulle

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There are few Frenchmen who occupy the imaginations of their countrypeople like Charles de Gaulle, General of the Free French army in WWII, long-reigning president and still casting a long shadow ...  Read more

Museum of Modern Art

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Lille's Museum of Modern Art (now called LAM) was founded on the savvy eye of Roger Dutilleul, a collector who began picking up work by Picasso and other soon-to-become influential painters in the ...  Read more

Hospice d'Havré

This historic monastery is not only remarkable because of its history, but also because of its current vocation. Founded in the 12th century by the daughter of a local count, the monastery remained ...  Read more

Le Fresnoy

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The National Studio for Contemporary Arts located in the Lille suburbia acts as both a teaching establishment and a museum; its goal being to give northern France residents and visitors easy access ...  Read more

Manufacture des Flandres

Plunge straight into Flander’s textile history at this historic manufacture located right outside of Lille. A professionally-trained guide explains visitors how textile is created from mere wool, how ...  Read more

Musée de la Resistance

Between March 17, 1943, and May 1, 1944, 68 antagonists were shot by Nazis at the Bondues Fort. It’s on the ruins (the fort was destroyed by the Germans before they evacuated the area in 1944) of ...  Read more

Musée La Piscine

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Far from being a museum dedicated to pools, Musée La Piscine in Roubaix is in fact an arts museum houses in a former indoor, Olympic-sized swimming pool. This somehow peculiar location was ...  Read more

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