Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #6 in Lille, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 3.1 km
Ascend 34 m
Descend 34 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: 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)

593 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

362 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

196 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

1106 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 5: 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 6: 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)


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