Visit the sumptuous Opera house and a Belfry listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Spinning mills have been transformed into art galleries and the many museums include the famous Louvre-Lens. Architecture and culture radiate in and around Lille.
Climb the 100 steps of the Belfry and enjoy a unique view across Lille and its surrounding area. Discover the wonders of the Palais des Beaux-Arts, one of the France's largest art galleries in terms of collections. Enjoy the masterpieces of the Galerie du Temps in the Louvre-Lens Museum. There's twentieth and twenty-first century art at LaM in Villeneuve d'Ascq, evenings at the Opera and Theatre, a Short Film Festival, the famous flea market, a carnival, exhibitions at the Tripostal, La Piscine Museum in Roubaix, and so much more. Culture is truly a year-round affair in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.
- La Citadelle de Lille:
Avenue du 43ème Régiment d'infanterie 59000 Lille
- Vieux Lille:
Its beautiful cobbled streets and historic façades attract a high number of visitors.
- Opéra de Lille:
Tuesday to Saturday from 12 noon until 7 p.m.
+33 (0)3 62 21 21 21
At the gates of Old Lille, the Opéra de Lille is a monument to nineteenth century neo-classical style.
- Musée des Beaux Arts:
Mondays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. / Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
+33 (0)3 20 06 78 00
Full price: €7 / Concessions: €4
Place de la République 59000 Lille.
- Musée du Louvre-Lens:
Every day except Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Last entry at 5.15 p.m.)
Group arrival from 9 a.m. (booking required)
+ 33 (0)3 21 18 62 62
Prices: THE GRANDE GALERIE AND GLASS PAVILION
Free admission until the end of 2015 (mandatory free ticket available at the ticket office)
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION : Full price: €9 / Concessions: €8
99 Rue Paul Bert Lens 62300.
- Musée Lam:
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. except for 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.
The Museum Park is open Tuesdays to Sundays between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
+33 (0)3 20 19 68 68
Prices : Temporary Exhibition ticket : Full price: €7 / Concessions: €5
Permanent Collections ticket : Full price: €7 / Concessions: €5
Video-guide in the rooms: €2
1allée du musée 59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq.
- Beffroi de l'Hôtel de ville:
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. (5 p.m. from November to March)
+33 (0)8 91 56 20 04
€7 Adult rate - tour of the belfry
€6 Adult rate - tour of the belfry and town hall
€4 Children’s rate (up to 18 years) for the tour of the belfry and town hall
Hôtel de ville Place Roger Salengro 59000 Lille.
- Musée de la Piscine:
From Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekends from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m..
+33 (0) 3 20 69 23 60
Prices : Outside of temporary exhibitions: €5.50 / Concessions: €4 / During temporary exhibitions: €9 / Concessions: €6
23 rue de l'Espérance 59100 Roubaix