21 Sights in Lille, France (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Lille, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 21 sights are available in Lille, France.

Sightseeing Tours in Lille

1. Fontaine Wallace

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Wallace fountains are public drinking fountains named after, financed by and roughly designed by Sir Richard Wallace. The final design and sculpture is by Wallace's friend Charles-Auguste Lebourg. They are large cast-iron sculptures scattered throughout the city of Paris, France, mainly along the most-frequented sidewalks. A great aesthetic success, they are recognized worldwide as one of the symbols of Paris. A Wallace fountain can be seen outside the Wallace Collection in London, the gallery that houses the works of art collected by Sir Richard Wallace and the first four Marquesses of Hertford.

Wikipedia: Wallace fountain (EN)

2. Maison Folie de Lille Wazemmes

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The Maison Folie Wazemmes is a cultural facility of the City of Lille, opened on the occasion of the Lille 2004 event, European Capital of Culture. This former textile mill was rehabilitated by the Dutch agency Nox and the architect Lars Spuybroek accompanied by Ducks Scéno is a French company based in Villeurbanne specializing in scenography and museography. for the design of the scenography of the 250-seat auditorium and the recording studio and Flanders Analyzes for the acoustic studies, to become in 2004, the house Folie Wazemmes.

Wikipedia: Maison folie de Wazemmes (EN), Website

3. Ancienne église Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

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The Church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine is a church located in the Vieux-Lille district of Lille. Nicknamed "the big Madeleine" because of its stocky silhouette and baroque dome. It was classified as a historic monument in October 1965. It has been disused for worship since 1989 and has been transformed into an exhibition space. In 1991, the former chapel of the Discalced Carmelites became the parish church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine.

Wikipedia: Église Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Lille (FR)

4. Lille Zoo

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Lille Zoo zoo de Lille / marque déposée

The Parc zoologique de Lille, also known locally as the Parc zoologique du Bois de Boulogne, is a French zoological park located in the Hauts-de-France region, in the Vauban-Esquermes district of the city of Lille, at the foot of the citadel. Opened in 1950, it is owned by the City of Lille. In 2023, it presents more than 350 animals of nearly 100 species on 3.5 hectares. It has been led by Sophie Dardalhon since March 2020.

Wikipedia: Parc zoologique de Lille (FR), Website

5. La Malterie

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La Malterie is a Lille association located in the Wazemmes district. She works in the fields of contemporary creative music and visual arts. It is a support structure for research and artistic experimentation and includes workspaces, places of dissemination, resource center specialized on the professional status of visual artists. This site is served by the metro station Porte des Postes.

Wikipedia: La Malterie (FR), Website

6. Vestiges de l'ancienne collégiale Saint-Pierre

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Vestiges de l'ancienne collégiale Saint-Pierre Albums de Croÿ Via Strikehard / CC BY-SA 3.0

The collegiate church of Saint-Pierre was a former large church located in Old Lille that punctuated the religious life of Lille for nearly 750 years. After being seriously damaged during the siege of the city by the Austrians in 1792, its destruction began in 1794. Its crypt, the only vestige that remains today, was classified as a historical monument in 1971.

Wikipedia: Collégiale Saint-Pierre de Lille (FR)

7. Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Réconciliation

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The Notre-Dame-de-Réconciliation chapel is a chapel located at 28 rue de Canteleu, in the Vauban Esquermes district of Lille. Erected during the first half of the thirteenth century at the request of Countess Joanna of Constantinople, it is the oldest sanctuary in Lille. It was listed in the inventory of historical monuments in December 1926.

Wikipedia: Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Réconciliation de Lille (FR)

8. Église Saint-Maurice

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The Église Saint-Maurice is a church on Rue Pierre-Mauroy, in the historic centre of Lille, northern France. Its construction began at the end of the 14th century and completed at the end of the 19th century, and it was extended over more than four centuries. A hall church in the Gothic style, it was made a monument historique in 1914.

Wikipedia: Saint-Maurice, Lille (EN)

9. Palais Rihour

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Rihour Palace is a building located in Rihour Square in the north of Lille, France. It is the complete remnant of a 15th-century palace built by the Duke of Valois of Burgundy, the de facto ruler of the Burgundy state. The guard room of the building is the seat of the city tourism bureau. It was listed as a historical site in 1875.

Wikipedia: Palais Rihour (FR)

10. Caserne Souham

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The Souham Barracks or Saint-Maurice Barracks, is a former military barracks located Place Saint-Hubert, in Lille, in the Nord department, in France. Partially demolished in the early 1980s, the facades and roofs of all the remaining buildings as well as the fence walls of the barracks were listed as historical monuments in 1985.

Wikipedia: Caserne Souham (FR)

11. Hôpital militaire Scrive, ancien collège des Jésuites

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The Hôpital militaire Scrive or Hôpital régional des armées Scrive, according to its last official name, is a former hospital in Lille, in the Nord department, in France. Adjoining the Saint-Étienne church, rue de l'Hôpital-Militaire, it was listed in the inventory of historical monuments in 1945.

Wikipedia: Hôpital militaire Scrive (FR)

12. Église du Sacré-Cœur

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The Church of the Sacred Heart is a church, located at the crossroads of Rue Nationale and Rue Solférino, in the Lille-Centre district of Lille. Erected during the last decades of the nineteenth century, it contains a set of eleven stained glass windows classified as a historical monument since 1983.

Wikipedia: Église du Sacré-Cœur de Lille (FR)

13. Palais des Beaux-Arts

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The Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille is a municipal museum of art and antiques located on Place de la République in Lille, Hauts-de-France. It is one of the largest museums in France and the largest museum of fine arts, outside Paris, in number of works exhibited.

Wikipedia: Palais des beaux-arts de Lille (FR), Website

14. Statue de Faidherbe

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Statue de Faidherbe

The monument to General Faidherbe is an equestrian statue of French General Louis Faidherbe, located in Lille. Designed by Antonin Mercié, cast by Thièbaut frères, it was inaugurated in 1896 on Place Richebé and was listed as a historical monument in 1975.

Wikipedia: Monument au général Faidherbe (FR)

15. Lille Cathedral

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Lille Cathedral, the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Treille, is a Roman Catholic church and basilica in Lille, France, and the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Lille. An example of Gothic Revival architecture, the cathedral is considered a national monument.

Wikipedia: Lille Cathedral (EN)

16. Maison de Gilles de la Boe, dite aussi du Bon Bouillon

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The Maison de Gilles de la Boë, also known as Bon Bouillon, is a Flemish Mannerist style house, located at the corner of Place Louise-de-Bettignies and Avenue du Peuple-Belge in Lille. It was classified as a historical monument on April 3, 1933.

Wikipedia: Maison de Gilles de la Boë (FR)

17. Musée d'Histoire Naturelle et de Géologie

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The Natural History Museum of Lille is a French natural history museum located rue de Bruxelles, in the historic university district of Lille. Inaugurated in 1822 in the former City Hall of Lille, it has been located rue de Bruxelles since 1896.

Wikipedia: Musée d'histoire naturelle de Lille (FR), Website

18. Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse

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The Hospice Comtesse or Hospice Notre-Dame is a 17th-century hospice on Rue de la Monnaie in the Old Town area of Lille, France, first built in 1236 by Joan, Countess of Flanders. It is now a museum on the history of the hospice.

Wikipedia: Hospice Comtesse (EN), Website

19. Temple protestant

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The Protestant Temple of Lille is a religious building located on the Place du Temple in Lille. The parish is a member of the United Protestant Church of France. This site is served by the République - Beaux-Arts metro station.

Wikipedia: Temple protestant de Lille (FR)

20. La Noble Tour

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The Noble Tour is a former bastion of the ramparts of Lille and is the last standing vestige of the city's medieval fortifications. It was built under Philip the Bold (Duke of Burgundy and husband of Margaret III of Flanders.

Wikipedia: Noble Tour (FR)

21. Belfry

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The belfry of Lille City Hall, inaugurated in 1932, is the highest civil belfry in Europe. The project of its construction resulted from the destruction of the old town hall during the First World War.

Wikipedia: Beffroi de Lille (FR)


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