5 Sights in Lens, France (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Lens, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Lens, France.

List of cities in France Sightseeing Tours in Lens

1. Monument aux Morts de la Compagnie des Mines de Lens

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Pit No. 12 known as Saint-Édouard or Édouard Bollaert of the Compagnie des mines de Lens is a former colliery in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais mining basin, located in Loos-en-Gohelle, near the limits with Lens. Work began in 1891, and the pit began production on January 1, 1894. Vast cities, then a church and schools were built south of the pit, on the territory of Lens. A No. 12 bis ventilation pit was started 646 metres south of No. 12 pit in the mid-1900s. The pit was destroyed during the First World War. It was rebuilt according to the architectural style of the post-war mines of Lens. It is the same for the cities, the schools, the church, and the various official housing. A war memorial was also erected. Pit No. 15 - 15 bis was attached to pit No. 12 in 1937, pits Nos. 14 and 14 bis were attached the following year.

Wikipedia: Fosse n° 12 des mines de Lens (FR)

2. Borne Vauthier Demarcation Stone

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Western Front demarcation stones, also known as Bornes du Front and Bornes Vauthier, are monuments erected in France and Belgium to mark the limit of the German advance during the First World War. The stones were the idea of sculptor Paul Moreau-Vauthier, a veteran of the war, and were erected between 1921 and 1930. The total number of stones erected is unclear but it is thought that there were 118 official stones, of which 93 survive. The stones identify the army that held that sector in 1918 and are engraved with the text "Here the invader was brought to a standstill 1918" in English, Dutch, and French.

Wikipedia: Western Front demarcation stones (EN)

3. Louvre Lens

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The Louvre-Lens is an art museum located in Lens, France, approximately 200 kilometers north of Paris. It displays objects from the collections of the Musée du Louvre that are lent to the gallery on a medium- or long-term basis. The Louvre-Lens annex is part of an effort to provide access to French cultural institutions for people who live outside of Paris. Though the museum maintains close institutional links with the Louvre, it is primarily funded by the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.

Wikipedia: Louvre-Lens (EN)

4. Église Sainte-Élisabeth

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The Church of St. Elizabeth, locally nicknamed the Polish Church, or Church of the Millennium, is a Catholic church in the city of Lens (Pas-de-Calais), located rue du Père-Joseph-Puchala and 21 route de Béthune, near the Filieris health center. It depends on the diocese of Arras and is dedicated to Saint Elizabeth.

Wikipedia: Église Sainte-Élisabeth de Lens (FR)

5. Puits n° 1

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Li é vin Mining is a mining company that mines coal in Li é vin, Eleu-dit-Leauwette, Avion and Angres in the North Calais Strait mining basin. The association was founded on December 1, 1862. After many drills, a No.1 well was started in Liwen in 1858, and production began in 1860.

Wikipedia: Compagnie des mines de Liévin (FR)

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