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

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Welcome to your journey through the most beautiful sights in Lille, France! Whether you want to discover the city's historical treasures or experience its modern highlights, you'll find everything your heart desires here. Be inspired by our selection and plan your unforgettable adventure in Lille. Dive into the diversity of this fascinating city and discover everything it has to offer.

Sightseeing Tours in LilleActivities in Lille

1. 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)

2. Belfry

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The belfry of the Lille City Hall, inaugurated in 1932, is the tallest civil belfry in Europe. The project for its construction was the result of the destruction of the old town hall during the First World War.

Wikipedia: Beffroi de Lille (FR), Website

3. Palais des Beaux-Arts

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

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

4. 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)

5. 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 2024, it presents more than 350 animals of 80 species on 3.5 hectares. It has been managed by Sophie Dardalhon since March 2020.

Wikipedia: Parc zoologique de Lille (FR), Website

6. Palais Rihour

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The Palais Rihour is a building located on Place Rihour in Lille, in the Nord department of France. It is all that remains of a palace built in the fifteenth century by the Dukes of Valois-Burgundy, de facto rulers of the Burgundian state. The building's guard room houses the city's tourist office. It was classified as a historical monument in 1875.

Wikipedia: Palais Rihour (FR)

7. Bâtiment dit la Grande Garde

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The Théâtre du Nord is a performance hall located on the Grand'Place in Lille, France. The theatre is located in an old eighteenth-century guardhouse known as the Grande Garde, listed in the inventory of historical monuments since 27 June 1925.

Wikipedia: Théâtre du Nord (FR)

8. 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)

9. Église Saint-André

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The Church of Saint-André de Lille is a church located on rue Royale in Lille, in the Vieux-Lille district. Its construction took place from the eighteenth to the nineteenth centuries thanks to the contribution of three architects, Thomas-Joseph Gombert, François-Joseph Gombert and Louis Marie Cordonnier. It was classified as a historical monument by decree of 17 October 1949.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-André de Lille (FR)

10. 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 Magdalene" because of its stocky silhouette and baroque dome. It was classified as a Historic Monument in October 1965. It has been decommissioned 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)

11. La Noble Tour

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

Wikipedia: Noble Tour (FR)

12. 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)

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

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The Chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Réconciliation 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 Joan of Constantinople, it is the oldest sanctuary in Lille. It was listed as a historical monument in December 1926.

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

14. Statue de Faidherbe

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Statue de Faidherbe

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

Wikipedia: Monument au général Faidherbe (FR)

15. Ancien canal de la Baignerie

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The Canal de la Baignerie, also known as the Canal de la Rue de l'Arc or the Canal de l'Arc, is a former canal of the city of Lille built at the beginning of the fifteenth century after the annexation by the city of the parish of Sainte-Catherine.

Wikipedia: Canal de la Baignerie (FR)

16. Église Saint-Étienne

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The Church of Saint-Étienne, Lille is a Roman Catholic church located on the rue de l'Hôpital Militaire in Lille, France. It has been classed as a monument historique since 1987 and is dedicated to Saint Stephen. It is one of the largest Jesuit churches in France.

Wikipedia: Church of Saint-Étienne, Lille (EN)

17. Immeuble, siège du Cercle Philosophique et Culturel

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The Masonic Temple of Lille is a building consisting of two buildings located in Lille, in the French department of Nord and the Hauts-de-France region, meeting place of the lodge "La Lumière du Nord" of the Grand Orient de France and headquarters of the Philosophical Circle of the Lille Metropolis.

Wikipedia: Temple maçonnique de Lille (FR)

18. 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)

19. 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

20. Caserne Souham

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

Wikipedia: Caserne Souham (FR)

21. Hôtel d'Ailly-d'Aigrenont

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The Hôtel d'Hailly d'Aigremont, or d'Ailly d'Aigremont, is a private mansion located at 45 rue de Roubaix in Lille. It is now the residence of the general commanding the Land Forces of the French army.

Wikipedia: Hôtel d'Hailly d'Aigremont (FR)

22. 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, the European Capital of Culture. This former textile mill was rehabilitated by the Dutch agency Nox and the architect Lars Spuybroek accompanied by Ducks Scéno 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

23. Hôpital militaire Scrive, ancien collège des Jésuites

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The Scrive Military Hospital or Scrive Regional Army Hospital, as it was last officially named, is a former hospital in Lille, in the Nord department, France. Adjoining the Saint-Étienne church, rue de l'Hôpital-Militaire, it was listed as a historical monument in 1945.

Wikipedia: Hôpital militaire Scrive (FR)

24. 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, and a resource center specializing in the professional status of visual artists. This site is served by the Porte des Postes metro station.

Wikipedia: La Malterie (FR), Website

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

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The house of Gilles de la Boë, also known as the 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)

26. Magasins généraux

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The Magasins généraux de Lille or Grand Magasin, originally named the Magasin au Bled des Châtellenies de Lille, Douai and Orchies, is a former general store located at 133 rue Royale in Lille, in the Nord department.

Wikipedia: Magasins généraux de Lille (FR)

27. 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 once a large church located in Vieux-Lille, and for almost 750 years it set the pace for Lille's religious life. Seriously damaged during the Austrian siege of 1792, its destruction began in 1794. Its crypt, the only remaining vestige, was listed as a historic monument in 1971.

Wikipedia: Collegiate Church of Saint-Pierre (Lille) (EN)

28. Maison natale de Charles de Gaulle

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The Birthplace of Charles de Gaulle is a French museum located in Lille, in the Hauts-de-France, France. Previously, the museum was the home of Charles de Gaulle's maternal grandparents, where he was born in 1890.

Wikipedia: Birthplace of Charles de Gaulle (EN)

29. Musée d'Histoire Naturelle et de Géologie

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

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

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