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Lille Sights and Landmarks Guide, France

Lille, France is not just known as the European Culture Capital, but it is also known as the most visited place. The city of Lille is surrounded by different beautiful attractions. Lille has different city sights that are preserved alongside with their own lively cultural life.

There are so many sites that are just located within the city. The Old Stock Exchange (Bourse) is a place where used books and flowers are sold. The Museum of the Hospice Comtesse was established in 1237 and it preserves a collection of art and culture. The collection includes over 100 masterpieces of Flemish and Dutch paintings that are displayed in the museum like Delftware, Lillois stoneware, gold and silver plates etc. T

 Musée des Beaux Arts (Fine Arts Museum) is one of the great city sights built in 1889 and 1892. The place is located at the southern part and known to be as one of Europe’s best art galleries. The painting collections from Rubens to Picasso are exhibited in this museum as well as the Medieval and Renaissance galleries that include different drawings, ceramics and sculptures. The museum is known to be second after France’s finest museum Louvre. The Natural History and Geological Museum in Lille is one of the best city sights to be visited. The museum is a 19th century structure that has land and sea creatures.

The Porte de Paris was built by Louis XIV during 1685 and 1692 to celebrate the comeback of the city of France. The Beffroi tower is also located in this place and was finished in 1932, and is a part of the Town Hall.

The statue of the Lillie’s Giants is found at the base of the tower.  The La Vieille Ville is one of the major tourist sights that have attractive narrow roads and ancient Flemish town houses. The place is best enjoyed while walking along the place or enjoying the mouth-watering food and drinks served at the cafes.

The Center Commercial Euralille is also known as the Euralille Shopping Center that has more than 120 stores, cafes and restaurants. The place was built in 1994 by the well-known planner in town, Rem Koolbaas.

These are just some of the sights in Lille that you can visit. The wonderful sights in Lille will surely give you a great and unforgettable experience during your visit.

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  • danpopWhat you should see in Lille
    review by danpop posted more then 30 days ago
    Here are some things you shouldn't miss in Lille: - The City Center (it’s marvelous) - La Citadelle - Forum des Sciences - EuraLille - Palais de Beaux Arts (The second most important Museum in France after Louvre) - Marche de Wazemmes - La Fabrik (a new, huge and really cool...
  • danpopMy travel back to Lille
    review by danpop posted more then 30 days ago
    First of all I want to say this: I consider Lille one of the most extraordinary places I’ve been too and returning there is somewhere like a blessing. 6:00 AM, Oradea, Romania. I’m waking up, thinking every 2 minutes: Am I forgetting something? The airline code, checked. The minibus...
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  • danpopMusée des Canonniers Sédentaires
    travel tip by danpop posted more then 30 days ago
    Musée des Canonniers Sédentaires (Cannons Museum) presents a lot of documents and relevant material about the battle from Sainte Barbe and the defense of Lille. There are about 3000 objects exposed, from the Napoleon Bonaparte era. The...
  • danpopLille's Citadel
    travel tip by danpop posted more then 30 days ago
    Lille's Citadel is a pentagonal shape wall surrounded by a huge park, and a walkway where I saw numerous persons taking the regular jogging. The Citadel was built around 1668, and nowadays it still houses French Military and its...
  • danpopPalais des Beaux-Arts
    travel tip by danpop posted more then 30 days ago
    While Paris's Louvre is well known all around the world, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille hasn't have the same privilege. This is happening, even if this museum is the second most important in France. Here you can see paintings starting...
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