Chance to explore lovely Lille's historic heart on foot
Colourful Flemish architecture throughout the old town
Opera house & 15th-century Gothic palace in Place Rihour
Landmarks like the Vieille Bourse & Notre Dame de la Treille
17th-century ceramics & furniture at the Hospice Comtesse
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided walking tour of Lille
Live tour commentary provided in English
What you can expect
Explore the Flemish architecture and industrial heritage of Lille on a guided walking tour of the city's historic heart. With an expert guide leading the way, check out landmarks dating back to the 13th century and hear about life in this northern town.
Meet up with your guide in the centre of Lille's old town, at the Palais Rihour. This 15th-century Gothic edifice boasts sparkling stained glass windows and regularly hosts temporary art exhibitions. From there, cross Lille's main plaza to see the beautiful Vieille Bourse, where bankers traded until the 1650s, and the neo-classical opera house with its ornate sculptures and bas-reliefs.
See the soaring clock tower of the old Chamber of Commerce, whose belfry regularly chimes out popular northern French folk songs, and stand before the impressive turn-of-the-century facade of the Notre Dame de la Treille Cathedral. Wrap up your excursion at the Hospice Comtesse, a pretty museum filled with ceramics, tiles, religious art, paintings, and furniture from Lille's past.