Musée de Flandres

Nord Picardy

The first museum dedicated to the study of Flanders' rich cultural identity, the Musée de Flandres contains lots of artworks from Flemish masters, contemporary paintings by international artists and many other objects. With over 600 works, this is the best place to start learning about the intricacies and subtleties of Flemish culture. The museum also has its own garden.

Places to visit nearby

Cassel in Nord Picardy is a charming hill-top town that overlooks French Flanders and is the home of the legendary giants Reuze-Papa and Reuze-Maman.

Lille in Nord Picardy is a cultured city with a volatile history that has seen many European clashes on its soil. It sits near the Belgian border in the area formerly known as Flanders.

Dieppe in Normandy is a bustling fishing port with a long and eventful history that became France's first seaside resort in the 1800s.

Nearby attractions

A working 18th century mill, the Moulin Cassel is a wooden windmill that is open to the public and still grinds flour and expresses linseed oil.

Only completed in 1999, Lille cathedral is a modern cathedral with a stunning white marble facade. Although the first stone was laid in 1854, the effects of WW1 and WW2 meant that most of its construction was not finished...


The LaM is a large museum just outside of Lille that is filled with works of modern art, contemporary art and art brut ('outsider art'). With more than 4,500 works by artists including Picasso, Modigliani, Deacon, Messenger,...