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Lille in 2 days What to see and do during your stay

Are you spending the weekend in Lille and don’t know where to start? With so many museums, sensational exhibitions and events every day, it’s hard to get bored!

Old Lille

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  • This is the city's oldest district. In just a few years, following major renovation work, Vieux-Lille has become a must-see destination. Discover its exciting history on a guided tour of Vieux-Lille.

The town hall belfry

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  • It's the highest belfry in northern France. Directly attached to the town hall, Lille's belfry overlooks the entire city and its surroundings, and is open to visitors. Climb to the top for a 360° view of the Flanders mountains and slag heaps on a clear day.

Wazemmes market

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  • Every Sunday, it's market day at Place de la Nouvelle Aventure, right in the heart of the Wazemmes district. Get your best bargains at rock-bottom prices! Local and exotic foods, household appliances, household linen, clothes, decorations, cosmetics... you'll find a wide variety of products on the stalls.

La Piscine, museum of art and industry

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  • Head for Roubaix, in a former Art Deco municipal swimming pool, now a superb museum featuring major art collections of international renown. Textiles, sculptures, paintings, ceramics... permanent and temporary exhibitions cover all styles and many art forms, in a breathtaking setting.

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Villa Cavrois

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  • An exceptional site and a pure architectural marvel, the Villa Cavrois is a must-see destination. Classified as a historic monument and preserved thanks to the mobilization of local residents, this majestic residence is steeped in moving history. Above all, it is an example of the genius of its architect, Robert Mallet-Stevens, who imagined a building at the cutting edge of modernity in 1932.

Take a seat in an estaminet

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  • It would be a mistake to come to Lille without visiting an estaminet: these restaurants with their busy, timeless decor, where the smell of maroilles digs into your stomach, in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy traditional Northern dishes such as potjevleesch, chicken with maroilles, Flemish carbonnade and welsh.

LaM, museum of modern art, contemporary art and art brut

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  • Set in lush greenery, LaM is a museum with collections of modern, contemporary and outsider art. Numerous works from the 20th and 21st centuries are on display, including masterpieces by artists such as Modigliani, Picasso, Annette Messager, François Dufrène, Daniel Buren and Carlo Zinelli.

Mosaic Park

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  • This huge park takes you to the 4 corners of the world, with its many themed gardens. Young and old alike will enjoy the farm animals and games along the way. Surprising discoveries will delight your days during the summer months.
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