Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #5 in Lille, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 5.6 km
Ascend 81 m
Descend 81 m

Experience Lille in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in LilleIndividual Sights in Lille

Sight 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)

253 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: 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

82 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Ancien Hôtel du Juge Garde des Monnaies

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The Hôtel du Juge Garde des Monnaie is a former mint located at 61 rue de la Monnaie in Lille, in the Nord department.

Wikipedia: Hôtel du Juge Garde des Monnaies (FR)

231 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

245 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

190 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: La chapelle Notre-Dame D'Annay

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Although it has had a Catholic tradition since its origins, Lille today has a great diversity of places of worship.

Wikipedia: Liste des édifices religieux de Lille (FR), Website

321 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Hôtel particulier (hôtel de Tenremonde)

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The Hôtel de Tenremonde is a former private mansion located at 18 rue Jean-Moulin in Lille, in the Nord department.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Tenremonde (FR)

370 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Église Sainte-Catherine

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The Sainte-Catherine church is located on rue Sainte-Catherine in the Vieux-Lille district of Lille in the French Nord department in the Hauts-de-France region.

Wikipedia: Église Sainte-Catherine de Lille (FR)

997 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 9: 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

422 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Colonne Boufflers

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Lille, a city enlarged in 1858, was covered with statues at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century.

Wikipedia: Liste des statues de Lille (FR)

883 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 11: Citadelle de Lille

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The Citadel of Lille is a pentagonal citadel of the city wall of Lille, in France. It was built between 1667 and 1670. It hosts the Corps de réaction rapide France.

Wikipedia: Citadel of Lille (EN)

1607 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 12: Porte de Dunkerque

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The Dunkirk Gate is a city gate within the Lille city wall located on Avenue Léon Jouhaux, on the banks of the Deûle. It has been listed as a historic monument since 2 November 2004.

Wikipedia: Porte de Dunkerque (FR)


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