Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020
History buffs will enjoy exploring Nord-Pas-de-Calais, and visitors give high marks for the shopping, top-notch restaurants and local tours. This city also attracts tourists with its breweries, museums and cafes. Top sights in the city include Citadel of Lille, Palace of Fine Arts and Rihour Square.
Well known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Palace of Fine Arts, Musee des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle and Louvre-Lens. Families come for attractions such as Nausicaá National Sea Center, Zoo Lille and Parc Bagatelle. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Citadel of Lille, Rihour Square, and Lille Grand Square.
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Other favourite sights in Nord-Pas-de-Calais include Old Stock Exchange, Casino Barriere Lille and Les Six Bourgeois. A top sight outside the city is Menin Gate Memorial, 27.3 mi/43.9 km from the heart of the city.
With so many transport options, seeing all of Nord-Pas-de-Calais is simple. Take advantage of metro transport at Bourg Station, St. Philibert Station and C.H.R. B-Calmette Station. If you want to journey outside the city, ride aboard a train from Lens Mazingarbe Station, Bully-les-Mines Bully-Grenay Station or Noeux-les-Mines Station. You can ride a ferry and cross the water to see more of the region.