Chambre de Commerce (Chamber of Commerce), Lille

Chambre de Commerce (Chamber of Commerce), Lille

The Lille Chamber of Commerce building is often referred to as the Nouvelle Bourse (New Stock Exchange), as opposed to the Vieille Bourse (Old Stock Exchange) that is located just opposite, on Place du Théâtre. Constructed between 1910 and 1921, the former was designed by the architect, Louis Marie Cordonnier, with an aim to accommodate the headquarters of the chamber commerce and industry of Greater Lille, established in 1715.

The Neo-Flemish richness of the building is reminiscent of the famous old Dutch town halls. Its splendid 76-meter belfry, equipped with a four-dial clock, is emblematic of the city of Lille (still, it should not be confused with the Art-Deco Belfry of the Town Hall, located a bit further). The fully automated carillon comprises 26 bells, with a total weight of 2000 kg, cast in 1984 by Luigi Bergamo of Cornille-Havard foundry.

The Neo-Regionalist style reflected in plant motifs and scrolls is typical of 17th-century Lille. Inside, there is a 25x25-meter hall of honor with colonnaded galleries, crowned with a majestic 17-meter high dome richly adorned with wonderful frescoes. The building also features a 300-seat auditorium in the basement, known as the Descamps room, Reception rooms, the Sessions room, and the Committee room or the Kuhlmann office, decorated with frescoes and woodwork.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry was listed as a historic monument in 2015.
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Chambre de Commerce (Chamber of Commerce) on Map

Sight Name: Chambre de Commerce (Chamber of Commerce)
Sight Location: Lille, France (See walking tours in Lille)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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