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The architecture of the 30s in the metropolis of Lille

The 20s and 30s represent a particularly rich period in the arts and specifically in architecture. The metropolis of Lille has a great diversity (Art Deco, modernism, neo-Flemish, Anglo-Norman) linked to a growing need for housing and equipment, and for some cities, a need for reconstruction following the ravages of the First World War. It is this discovery that invites you to this tour by bus between Tourcoing and Comines, including the visit of a jewel of this time, the church of Saint Chrysole, recently restored.

Date: Sunday, 25th August, from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Price: € 18

Departure and return: avenue Gustave Dron, in front of the Arcades building, in Tourcoing.

Visit in French only.


Booking in all the tourist offices of the metropolis before Thursday, 22nd August.
Online booking is not possible for the same day: for bookings less than 24 hours, you can contact our team by phone at +33 (0) 359 579 400.
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Belfries and town halls

Familiar shapes of cities of the north of France, the belfries are a symbol of the power and the independance of the towns since the Medieval Ages. They become again thoses vehicles of greatness, political or economical, from the end of the 19th century, assuring visually, through their regionalist shapes and style, a local identity.
This tour will take you to the discovery of belfries and town halls of the metropolis of Lille, including some that are designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The visit covers the entry and ascension in one of the buildings.

Rate: 18€
Meeting point:
in front of the Tourist Office and Convention Bureau, place Rihour, Lille
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Guided tour 'Next stop Roubaix'

Get a special rate by booking online (booking required 24h in advance)!

From Lille Flandres station, take a tram ride along the Grand Boulevard, whose story will be presented by a Roubaix guide, for a tour of the historic center of Roubaix: Learn how this small village of 8000 inhabitants has become less than a century the global wool capital, and be amazed by its rehabilitated factories, real castles of the industry who have found a new life...

Every Saturday from 11 am to 12:30.
Due to work on the tram lines, visits on Saturdays 3, 10 and 17 August 2019 are canceled.
Departure at 10:45 am imperatively in the basement of the Gare Lille Flandres, in front of the Transpole agency at the gantries


Online reduced rate€ 10  € 8
Visit in French only.

Online booking is not possible for the same day: for bookings less than 24 hours, you can contact our team by phone at +33 (0) 359 579 400.
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Ypres: from the Christmas truce to the Last Post ceremony

The Tourist Office of Lille makes you discover the history of the Ypres Salient, strategical place harshly fought during the different battles of the First World War. This land is today strewed with military cemeteries and monuments, raised in remembrance of the sacrifice of those soldiers that came from the entire world. Visit with both guide and driver in a minivan of 6 seats.

On the way to Ypres, you will visit several memorials such as the Berks Cemetery and the Christmas Truce Memorial, commemorating the 1914 Christmas Truce in Ploegsteert. You will also cross the Hill 60 site in Zillebeke, where you will be able to see bunkers and craters, remains of the battles that took place there during the war.
At the end, the town center of Ypres, magnificently rebuilt after the conflict, with its majestic Lakenhallen (former textile market building), will allow you to end the day with a moving moment: the Last Post ceremony. It takes place every evening at 8pm, since 2nd July 1928, under the arches of the Menin Gate, famous monument of the Commonwealth along the former road to the frontline.

Validity period: from 1st April to 9th November
Departure day & times: Wednesday from 5pm to 9pm.
Departure and return in front of the Palais Rihour, place Rihour.

Visit bilingual in French and / or English.

Prices:
from 1 to 2 pers.: €200
from 3 to 4 pers.: €350
from 5 to 6 pers.: €500


Online booking is not possible for the same day: for bookings less than 24 hours before the tour's departure, you can contact our team by phone at +33 (0) 359 579 400. Similarly if you do not find enough availability on our website, please contact us by phone or email!
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Art Deco in the metropolis of Lille

Art deco - and its variants - is an architectural style that has strongly marked our cities. It is a period when we build a lot and in all domains: churches, mansions, dwellings for workers, buildings for hygiene, for sports, factories ...
We invite you to a coach tour which will link Tourcoing, Roubaix and Wattrelos to discover places evoking the creative richness of this period particularly re-emphasized with the reopening of Villa Cavrois in June 2015.


Date: Sunday, 7th July, from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Price: € 18 (the interior visit of Villa Cavrois is not included)

Departure and return: avenue Gustave Dron, in front of the Arcades building in Tourcoing.
Guided tour in french


Booking in all the tourist offices of the metropolis before Thursday, 4th July.
Online booking is not possible for the same day: for bookings less than 24 hours, you can contact our team by phone at +33 (0) 359 579 400.
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From' Hell: The Fromelles battlefields

The Lille Tourist Office takes you to discover the emotionally-charged sites of the Great War in the Weppes: today green, this territory was the scene of some of the most deadly battles on the western front. Guided and driven tour in a minivan of 6 seats.

The 3h30 tour will take you to the
the Cobbers Australian Memorial Park, the V.C. Corner Cemetery and Memorial, and the Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery. You will then visit the Museum of the Battle of Fromelles, opened in July 2014.
It presents reconstitutions of British, Australian and German trenches, as well as the sequence of events during the battle of 19th July 1916. Finally, you will discover the moving story of the soldiers of the Pheasant Wood: excavated in 2009, they were studied and then buried in a new cemetery in the center of the village. Before your return to Lille, the tour finishes with the discovery of a German cemetery.

Validity period: from 1st April to 9th November
Departure day & times: Wednesday from 1 pm to 4:30 pm.
Departure and return in front of the Palais Rihour, place Rihour.

Visit bilingual in French and / or English.

Prices:
from 1 to 2 pers.: €170
from 3 to 4 pers.: €300
from 5 to 6 pers.: €450

Online booking is not possible for the same day: for bookings less than 24 hours before the tour's departure, you can contact our team by phone at +33 (0) 359 579 400. Similarly if you do not find enough availability on our website, please contact us by phone or email!
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From Fromelles to Ypres: the Great War on the western front

The Lille Tourist Office takes you to the emotionnaly-charged places and landmarks of the Great War in the region, in a minivan with 6 seats, with both guide and driver.

In Fromelles, you will visit the Museum of the Battle of Fromelles, where you will relive the deadly battle which took place on 19th and 20th July 1916. Through the different rooms of the museum, experience the atmosphere of the British, Australian and German trenches.
After visiting the museum, your guide will take you on site, to the war memorials and Commonwealth cemeteries, as the Australian Memorial Park and the VC Corner Cemetery. On the road to Ypres, you will stop at the 1914 Christmas Truce Memorial in Ploegsteert and at the Saint-Nicolas church in Messines, rebuilt in 1928. Its 11th century Norman crypt hosted a German field hospital during the war.
The tour finishes in Ypres, a city that was beautifully rebuilt after the war. Its monuments, such as Saint George’s Church, the Lakenhallen (former textile market building) and the Menin Gate, are heartbreaking testimonies to the huge destructions that struck the region during the Great War.

Validity period: from 1st April to 9th November, 2019
Departure day & time: Saturday from 1pm to 6pm
Departure and return in front of the Palais Rihour, place Rihour
Guided tour in English, which can be doubled in French.


Prices:
from 1 to 2 pers.: €260
from 3 to 4 pers.: €400
from 5 to 6 pers.: €600


Online booking is not possible for the same day: for bookings less than 24 hours before the tour's departure, you can contact our team by phone at +33 (0) 359 579 400. Similarly if you do not find enough availability on our website, please contact us by phone or email!
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Tel from France : 0891 56 2004 (0.225 VAT / min)
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