Churches Walking Tour in Lille, Lille (Self Guided)

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.
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Churches Walking Tour in Lille Map

Guide Name: Churches Walking Tour in Lille
Guide Location: France » Lille (See other walking tours in Lille)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Author: rose
Église Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Lille

1) Église Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Lille

Église Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Lille, built between 1675 and 1707, was classified as an historical monument in 1965. It was designed by architects Francis Vollant and Thomas Joseph Gombert with a curious blend of styles, including a Flemish Renaissance choir, an Ancient Greek dome and Baroque wings on the façade.
Église Sainte-Catherine de Lille

2) Église Sainte-Catherine de Lille

Église Sainte-Catherine de Lille, a Roman Catholic church dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria, was listed as an historical monument in 1991. Construction began in 1485 and was finished in 1727. It features windows designed by Henri Evaldre and wooden furniture from the 19th century.
Lille Cathedral

3) Lille Cathedral (must see)

Lille Cathedral, or Basilique-cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille de Lille, a national monument, has been the seat of the Bishop of Lille since the founding of the diocese in 1913. Its construction began in 1854, taking its name from a 12th century statue of the Virgin Mary.

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Église Saint-Maurice de Lille

4) Église Saint-Maurice de Lille (must see)

Construction of the Gothic style Église Saint-Maurice, located in the central part of the city, began at the end of the 14th century. Restoration of this beautiful Roman Catholic church was done by architect Philippe Cannissié in the 19th century. It was made an historic national monument in 1914.
Église Saint-Étienne de Lille

5) Église Saint-Étienne de Lille

The Église Saint-Étienne de Lille is a church dedicated to Saint Stephen, classed as a monument historique since 1971. It is one of the largest Jesuit churches in France. The church's stone façade is 29 m high and its height is accentuated by the very straight rue de l'Hôpital militaire. Its style is resolutely classical and inspired by the Roman Baroque, with two superimposed orders (Ionic order at the bottom, Corinthian order at the top). A 57 m high square bell tower topped with a campanile is to the left of the choir.

The church's interior is 61 m long, sober, light and on a Latin cross plan. The nave has 7 bays, with side chapels all along the aisles, and the choir extends the nave and ends in a semi-circular apse. The choir and aisles are covered by an ogive vault and the nave by a barrel vault. The black and white marble flooring comes from the former chapel and the stained glass windows between 1854 and 1862.

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Église du Sacré-Cœur de Lille

6) Église du Sacré-Cœur de Lille (must see)

This Neo-Gothic Roman Catholic church, built at the end of the 19th century, was designed by Jules Batigny and became a national historic monument in 1983. Its eleven stained glass windows are located in the apsidal chapel, known as Chapelle du Vœu. It is one of the largest churches in Lille.
Église Saint-Michel de Lille

7) Église Saint-Michel de Lille

This Roman Catholic Church, built between 1869 and 1874, was designed by architect Alfred Coisel in a predominantly Roman-Byzantine style. It was built with a beautiful combination of limestone and brick.
Église Saint-Sauveur de Lille

8) Église Saint-Sauveur de Lille

This eclectic Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church, designed by architect Francis Joseph Delemer, was built between 1898 and 1902 out of brick, limestone and sandstone. Some details have been well-preserved throughout the years, including its altar of Holy Angels.

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.
Kids Entertainment Walking Tour in Lille

Kids Entertainment Walking Tour in Lille

Lille is a great place for family entertainment, offering many enjoyable attractions, most of them with free admission. Among the city’s attractions are a zoo, an amusement park, a puppet theater and magnificent gardens. Follow this tour for a fun and educational time with your children in Lille.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Lille Modern Buildings Walking Tour

Lille Modern Buildings 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
Museums and Art Galleries Walking Tour in Lille

Museums and Art Galleries Walking Tour in Lille

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
Historic Architecture Walking Tour in Lille

Historic Architecture Walking Tour in Lille

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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation 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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Lille for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Lille has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Lille, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.