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Thematic tours

The queen of Citadels

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Come and discover the "Queen of the Citadels", built by Vauban between 1667 and 1670 after the conquest of Lille by Louis XIV. A true city within the city, the stronghold has retained its military vocation and opens its doors to you for an exceptional visit.

Dates: Sundays in July and August (except July 3rd and August 14th)
Duration: identity check (15min) + visit (1h) = 1h15


Full price: 16 €
Reduced price: 14 €

Reduced rate granted on presentation of proof to: under 18s, students, job seekers, RSA recipients, over 62 years old, Pass Senior de Lille cardholders, families of more than 4 people
Free for children under 6 years old


Online booking is not possible: you can book at the Tourist Office reception (ground floor Palais Rihour, 42 place Rihour), or contact our team by telephone on +33 (0)359 579 400.
Nominative registration with identity document (ID card or passport) compulsory for each participant, at the latest 7 days before the visit
The same identity document must be presented on the day of the visit, before departure.

For the comfort of the visit, wearing flat shoes is recommended.

Photos are prohibited inside the military grounds.
The military authority reserves the right to suspend the visit if the application of security measures requires so.
General
  • Transportation :
    • Pedestrian tour
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Tel: +33 (0) 359 579 400
Schedules : Mon-Sat: 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5.30pm