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Citadelle de Lille

Avenue du 43e régiment d'infanterie, 59800 Lille, France

Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

About Citadelle de Lille

The Lille Citadel is a military structure built in the xvii th century for the defense of Lille and in the backyard. Baptized by Vauban himself the “queen of the citadels” , the military structure is remarkable for its size, the quality of its architecture, and its current state of conservation.  The citadel was classified as a historic monument.



Attractions near Citadelle de Lille

Zoo Lille0.33km from Citadelle de Lille

Zoo Lille or Parc Zoologique de Lille is a zoo in the North - French city of Lille.  The 3.5- hectare park opened in 1950 and is home to more than 300 different animals, spread over more than 80 species. What is special is that for many years access to the park was free, which has made it one of the greatest tourist attractions in the entire region. The park has 6 different parts including a tropical building, an African and an American part, and a monkey building.

Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille Cathedral1.25km from Citadelle de Lille

A beautiful and majestic Gothic cathedral which was built in the 19th century was located in the Vieux-Lille district, on the site of a former castle mound. The church was built in honor of the Virgin Mary and takes its name from a 12th-century statue of the saint that has miraculous properties ascribed to it. It was one of the architectural wonders in this area and also it is one of the main pilgrimage centres in this area.

Hospice Comtesse Museum1.32km from Citadelle de Lille

Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse is an institution founded in 1237 by Johanna of Constantinople in Lille. The hospice was subsequently used as a home for the elderly, a function it retained until 1939. After serving as a depot, it was set up as a museum from 1962, with an emphasis on the history of the city and the hospital itself. The hospice is home to a museum and also a venue for exhibitions and concerts.

Place Rihour1.4km from Citadelle de Lille

The Rihour Place is an urban public space of the city of Lille in the French department of Nord. This is all that remains of a palace built in the xv th century by the Dukes of Valois-Burgundy, rulers because of the state bourguignon. The building's guard room houses the town's tourist office. It was classified as a historical monument in 1875.

La Vieille Bourse1.45km from Citadelle de Lille

La Vieille Bourse is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious monuments in the city. Located between the Grand'Place and the Place du Théâtre, it is one of the witnesses of the intense economic activity that took place in Lille during the Grand Siècle. It was classified as a historical monument in 1921 and 1923. The quadrangular building is in fact an interlocking of 24 identical residences that contain what is called the inner courtyard, a place where booksellers, florists, chess players, stroll

Rue de Béthune1.54km from Citadelle de Lille

The Rue de Bethune is a street of the town of Lille in northern France, located in the city center , regulated pedestrian area. It is the main shopping street in the city. It connects the rue du Sec-Arembault, which it extends, to the place de Béthune.

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Hauts de France is the northernmost region of France. It is a popular tourist destination for visitors traveling to see the battlefields and memorials associated with the First and Second World Wars. The region also features many cultural and architectural treasures, majestic belfries that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, castles,Gothic cathedralsa and beautiful landscapes.