Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Lille is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Lille a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Lille.
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Place Gilleson, 59800 Lille, France
10:00 am - 06:30 pm
Inspired by a 12th century figure of the Virgin, the nobility of Lille decided to erect a Cathedral following the Gothic traditions of the 13th century. The building started in the late nineteenth century but it took almost a century for it to complete. Ironically, the very figurine for which the building was erected was stolen in 1959, and now a r...
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Place du General de Gaulle, 59000 Lille, France
09:30 am - 07:30 pm
In the 1600’s, Lillois banker and traders who were fed up with their unhealthy living accommodation agitated to the Magistrate to build them a worthier living quarter. They were gifted what’s possibly the most beautiful bit of architecture in the entire city – 24 identical, ornately decorated three-storied buildings built in Flemi...
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18 Rue de Valmy, Place de la Republique, 59000 Lille, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Napoleon Bonaparte himself ordered this museum to be constructed. It’s the largest French museum outside Paris and has been open since 1809. It’s fairy-tale like Belle-Epoque architecture is only a slight indicator of the treasures that lie within. It’s collection is divided into Antiquities, Middle Ages and Renaissance; 7th-centu...
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Avenue Willy Brandt, 59000 Lille, France
The name gives it away; this place has something to do with the post. It’s function once was no more than to sort the post that came through its doors; today it’s one the town’s foremost exhibition venues, especially for travelling contemporary art. Its presentation range from the bizarre (an elephant hanging by its trunk – ...
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1 Allée du Musée, 59650 Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
On the rolling greens close to Lille University, the LAM stands proud and elegant as the ordained 4th Museum of France. Before you even step into the museum, the sight of some magnificent sculptures scattered over the grounds greets you. 50 years of modern art (1900 – 1950’s) covering the Cubists, the Surrealists, and the Fauvists among...
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Rue de Paris, 59800 Lille, France
03:00 pm - 06:00 pm
While it may not have as rich a history as other European churches, this gothic style hall church in Lille’s historic centre is nevertheless regal and imposing. Construction started at the end of the fourteenth century and went on for more than four hundred years after, with completion only in the 19th century. It’s noted for it’s...