Destination Lille

Discover the cultural and historical richness of the city of Lille

Among its architectural gems, don't miss the Grand-Place, the epicentre of Lille life, and the majestic Vieille Bourse, testimony to its Flemish past.


Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Vieux-Lille, a picturesque district of cobbled streets, old-fashioned shops and charming cafés. You can also explore the Palais des Beaux-Arts, one of France's largest museums, housing art treasures from Antiquity to the present day.

Lille is also packed with landmarks such as Vauban's Citadelle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Palais Rihour, a vestige of flamboyant Gothic architecture. You can also take advantage of green spaces such as the Parc de la Citadelle for a nature break right in the heart of the city.

Finally, let yourself be seduced by the local gastronomy by tasting the famous moules-frites in one of the region's typical estaminets, and discover the bustle of Lille's markets where local produce and regional specialities await you. Come and enjoy an authentic experience in the heart of Lille, where tradition meets modernity.


Destination Lille

Find all the must-see places!

La Grand'Place

At the heart of the city is the Grand'Place, also known as Place du Général de Gaulle (Charles de Gaulle was born in Lille in 1890).

A meeting place for all Lillois, it is dominated by four women: the Goddess at its center, commemorating the siege of Lille by the Austrians in 1792, and the three women crowning the Voix du Nord building. These three graces represent the region's three provinces: Artois, Flanders and Hainaut.

The Grand'Place, born in the Middle Ages at the crossroads of the great fairs between North and South, is devoted to trade, of which the Vieille Bourse remains the sumptuous symbol. In front of the Vieille Bourse, the Grand Garde, built in 1717, is a perfect example of classical architecture. The triangular pediment features the sun of Louis XIV and, on either side, the coats of arms of France and Lille.

Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille

Located between 5 and 10 minutes' walk from our apartments, this museum is undoubtedly one of the richest in France.

Housed in a superb 19th-century building, it boasts prestigious collections of European paintings (Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, Delacroix...), 19th-century French paintings (David, Courbet, Puvis de Chavannes...), 19th-century sculptures (Rodin, Claudel, Carpeaux...), 17th- and 18th-century ceramics, a Middle Ages and Renaissance department, *an important cabinet of drawings (including 40 sheets of Raphael), as well as relief plans (18th-century models). ), 17th- and 18th-century ceramics, a Middle Ages and Renaissance department, a large cabinet of drawings (including 40 sheets by Raphael), and relief plans (18th-century models) of some 15 towns fortified by Vauban in northern France and Belgium.

The museum is open Mondays from 2 pm to 6 pm, Wednesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed Tuesdays.

Guided tours for the visually impaired and blind are available. Please contact the museum for details.

The Piscine Museum

The Musée de la Piscine in Roubaix is a museum of art and industry located in the city of Roubaix in northern France. It is housed in a former art deco swimming pool, built in 1932 by Lille architect Albert Baert

This museum is renowned for its remarkable collection of modern and contemporary art, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics and textiles. It houses works by renowned artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Rodin and many more.In addition to its permanent collections, the Musée de la Piscine regularly features temporary exhibitions showcasing contemporary artists or exploring specific themes related to art and culture. The uniqueness of its setting, combined with the quality of its collections, makes the Musée de la Piscine one of the region's major cultural attractions