Lille Cathedral

Lille
Nord Picardy
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

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 until 1947. In the 1990s the temporary brick facade was covered by 110 sheets of marble and the beautiful rose window was put in place.

 

Nearby attractions

LaM

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,...

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.

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.

Explore this unique archaeological park and discover what life was like in Frankish and Merovingian times! Reconstructions of a Frankish village, an archaeological garden and a Merovingian necropolis will show you how people...

Places to visit nearby

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.

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.

Laon in Nord Picardy is the home of the famous Laon cathedral and is close to the WW1 battlefields of the Chemin des Dames.