Lille is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Lille one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Lille is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Lille or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Lille. Explore the historical monuments of Lille with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Lille guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Lille page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Lille landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Lille.
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Lille, France (Vieux Lille 4)
What’s a European city without a historic square at its heart? In the 11th century this was a wheat market; and today it’s the gathering place for the city’s people and the city’s spirit. With attractions like the old stock exchange, Europe’s largest book store; a great range of restaurants, bars and cafeterias, all ar...
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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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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...