Citadel of Lille, Lille

Citadel of Lille, Lille (must see)

The Citadel of Lille is a pentagon-shaped fortress built into Lille’s city wall around 1668. It houses France’s Corps de Réaction Rapide. Dubbed "Queen of the Citadels" (Reine des Citadelles) by Vauban, it is one of his most notable designs. It was part of a double line of fortified towns, including Gravelines, Dunkirk and Maubeuge-Rocroi, the famous pré carré (square field), conceived by Vauban, comprising 28 fortified cities.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Citadel of Lille on Map

Sight Name: Citadel of Lille
Sight Location: Lille, France
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Lille, France

Create Your Own Walk in Lille

Create Your Own Walk in Lille

Creating your own self-guided walk in Lille is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Lille historic architecture differs slightly from the architecture of other French cities. Being a northern French city, it contains many Flemish style buildings and red brick structures, which are uncommon in France. Lille boasts many stunning and unique buildings of varying design. Discover the magnificent flavor of Lille’s architecture in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Museums and Art Galleries

Museums and Art Galleries

Lille is home to great museums and art galleries that reveal its rich culture and history. It boasts Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, one of the largest museums in France, and the Charles de Gaulle Birthplace Museum. Don’t hesitate to spend a few hours touring Lille's magnificent museums and galleries.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Lille's Modern Architecture Walking Tour

Lille's Modern Architecture Walking Tour

Lille boasts many beautiful modern buildings. The main characteristics of Lille’s modern architecture are glass façades and elegant overhanging structures. Take this tour to discover the best in Lille’s modern architecture.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Lille's Historical Churches

Lille's Historical Churches

Most of Lille’s churches are Roman Catholic, many of them historical monuments and have splendid architecture and magnificent interiors that will definitely catch your eye. Don’t hesitate to take this tour to discover Lille’s wonderful historic churches.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles
Lille Introduction Walk

Lille Introduction Walk

Lille is an adorable French city with a distinct history and culture. The landmarks presented in this tour will certainly catch your eye, enrich your senses and leave you with good memories of the city. Discover Lille’s best attractions in this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles