Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Roubaix and its surroundings
Lille is packed with interesting things to see and do. You can start your day at the main square, La Grande Place, where you can see architecture spanning the centuries, including the Vieille Bourse, which is considered to be one of Lille’s finest buildings. Browse the second-hand book market or watch people playing chess – you might even get a game yourself. Take a stroll through the old town before visiting the fine arts museum which houses collections of paintings, sculptures, maps and ceramics. Take a tour of the Citadel, commissioned by King Louis XIV and built by Vauban in the sixteen hundreds, before exploring the nearby citadel park and the zoo. Spend some time in the Hospice Comtesse Museum and then take in the modern setting of Euralille, a newly added quarter of the city. Relax in the eight hectares of the Henri Matisse Park before getting lost in one of France’s largest markets, the Wazemmes market. Why not visit the Notre-Dame de la Treille Cathedral, which was only completed in 1990 despite being planned since 1854. Whatever your taste or interest, Lille has something to offer, and what better way to discover what suits you, than by staying at the Campanile Lille Nord – Roubaix hotel.
The Vauban Citadel of Lille
Date: All year long
Fortifications de Vauban, Patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco