The Villa Cavrois is an architectural landmark, the iconic work of
the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, a figure in the modernist movement. It was
designed and built for Paul Cavrois, a textile manufacturer from the North,
and his family. The remit for this modern chateau, commissioned in 1929, is
clear: "air, light, work, sports, hygiene, comfort and economy".
Remarkably restored, Old Lille seduces with its flamboyant architecture. Its soft and bold coloured facades highlight the exuberance and abundance of the area.
This 17th century architectural diversity encourages people to stroll, and its with head up that one must walk in order to appreciate the combination of bricks and stones.
The exterior and the facade alone will impress you with its superb
19th century construction! Once inside, allow yourself to be carried away and travel
among the various collections, paintings and sculptures that the museum has to offer.
- HOURS: Monday from 2:00 to 6:00, Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 to 6:00. Closed on Tuesdays.
- Tickets available at the time of booking or at the hotel.
Convenient to the hotel using public transportation, the LaM presents more
than 7,000 masterpieces from the 20th and 21st centuries as well as numerous
temporary exhibits. If offers a unique journey through modern and
contemporary art as well as the largest collection of
outsider art in France.
You can't miss the magnificent Bell Tower of Lille. It's free to visit. Be prepared to climb 104 steps! Following your
efforts, the city of Lille appears below with a view of 30 kilometres on a clear day.
The Old Stock Exchange, built from 1652 to 1653 by Julien Destrée, is inarguably the most beautiful monument in the city. In its courtyard, it welcomes booksellers and during summer, tango demonstrations.