Sightseeing route in Lille

Lille

【City description】

It’s an industrial city near Belgium. As there are some international trains for Belgium and UK, this city is important for the transportation. In addition, Charles de Gaulle, the 18th president in France, was born in this city. The bakery “Paul” began the business in Lille. The flea market in September is the most famous and biggest market in France.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★★☆

【Time required】

 6 h 30

【Budget】

 18.20 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★★☆

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

①Lille Flandres station

Gare Lille Flandres

This is the domestic station. Lille Europe station is the international station and there is a baggage room.

★Go straight on Faidherbe St in front of the station for 5 minutes. You arrive at Theater Square.



②Old Stock Exchange

La Vieille Bourse

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Clef St beside the theatre for 10 minutes.



③Hospice Comtesse Museum

Musée de l’Hospice Comtesse

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 3.70 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm (2 pm – 6 pm on Monday)

Close: Tuesday, national holidays

★Continue to walk on Monnaie St in front of the museum and turn left at the first crossroad. Then, go to the street and turn left at the first crossroad. It takes 10 minutes.



④Treille Cathedral

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de la Treille

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 h 30 pm (noon – 8 pm in July and August)

Close: No

★Go to Cirque St in front of the cathedral and turn right at the dead end. Then, turn left immediately to go back to Theatre Square. Go to Bourse St from the square. It takes 10 minutes by walk.



⑤Général de Gaule Square

Place du Général de Gaulle

Time required: 10 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Neuve St from the square and turn right at the first crossroad to go to Béthune St as far as Republic Square. It takes 10 minutes by walk.



⑥Art Museum

Palais des Beaux-Arts

Time required: 2 h / Admission fee: 7 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm (2 pm – 6 pm on Monday)

Close: Tuesday, 1/1, 5/1, 7/14, 11/1, 12/25

★Go to Liberté Boulevard beside the museum and turn left when you find a park on the right hand. It takes 15 minutes.



⑦Gate of Paris

Porte de Paris

Time required: 10 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

⑧City Hall Tower

Beffroi de l’Hôtel de Ville de Lille

Time required: 30 min / Admission fee: 7.50 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 1 pm / 2 pm – 5 h 30 pm

Close: 1/1, 5/1, 12/25

Only 17 persons can go up the top with an elevator each 30 minutes.

★Go straight Pierre Mauroy in front of the Gate of Paris. It takes 15 minutes.



⑨Siant-Maurice Church

Église catholique Saint-Maurice à Lille

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 11 am – 6 pm (2 h 30 pm – 8 pm on Sunday)

Close: No

★Go to Saint-Maurice St beside the church to go back to the station. But go through Lille Flandres station to go to a square in front of Lille Europe station. It takes 10 minutes.



⑩Monument “Shangri-Lâ”

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Return to the station. There is a shopping center between two stations.



【Goal】

Lille Flandres station



【If you have a time…】

⑪Lille Citadel

Citadelle de Lille

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

You can walk in the park. If you would like to visit the citadel, you need register a tour.

https://www.lilletourism.com/visite-guidee-de-la-citadelle.html?origine_affinage=true&mid=1&action=result&origine_affinage=true

Opening hour: 3 pm – 3 h 45 pm / 4 h 30 pm – 5 h 15 pm only on 3rd Sunday)

Admission fee: 13 euros

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