Lille Modern Buildings Walking Tour, Lille (Self Guided)

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.
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Lille Modern Buildings Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Lille Modern Buildings Walking Tour
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: 3.3 km
Author: rose
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Conseil Régional Nord-Pas de Calais

1) Conseil Régional Nord-Pas de Calais

Conseil Régional Nord-Pas de Calais, located on Avenue du Président Hoover, is a vast structure with a magnificent modern design. It was designed using environmentally-friendly materials, producing less hazardous emissions than other buildings of its kind.
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Tour du Siège de la Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais

2) Tour du Siège de la Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Tour du Siège de la Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais, built in 2006, is a modern seventeen story building, with a glass façade. This 67 meter high-rise was designed by Luc Delemazure, Atelier Neveux SARL and Wilmotte & Associés SA.
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Lille Grand Palais

3) Lille Grand Palais

The large, oval-shaped Lille Grand Palais, designed by architect Koolhaas, was completed in 1980 and opened in 1994. It contains a conference area, exhibition area and a concert hall.
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Conseil Général (Hôtel du Département)

4) Conseil Général (Hôtel du Département)

Conseil Général, located on Rue Gustave Delory, is an impressive modern building with an interesting glass front design that reflects its surroundings. This grand and beautiful building is very eye-catching.
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Tour Lilleurope

5) Tour Lilleurope

Tour Lilleurope, built in 1995, at 110 meters high, with 25 floors, is the city’s second tallest tower after Tour de Lille. This modern commercial architecture with a glass façade was designed by architects Jean-Claude Burdèse and Claude Vasconi.
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Tour de Lille

6) Tour de Lille

Tour de Lille, located on Boulevard de Turin, rises 120 meters high and has 20 floors. Built in a modernist style in 1995, it was designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc. The façade is made of light green glass. This attractive and unique tower overhangs the 15 meter high Gare Lille-Europe.
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Tours Eurolille

7) Tours Eurolille (must see)

The Euralille Center contains five towers of the same modernist design. Eurocity I, II and III were built in 1994, Eurocity IV in 2005 and Eurocity V was completed in 2010. Designed by architects Dubus Richez and Ateliers Jean Nouvel, the glass and steel towers are 59.2 meters high, with 15 floors.
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Nouveau Siecle de Lille

8) Nouveau Siecle de Lille

The thirty foot high Nouveau Siecle, a large cylindrical building, is architecturally unique in France. It hosts the National Orchestra of Lille and a private regional television station.

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 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
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
Churches Walking Tour in Lille

Churches Walking Tour in Lille

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: 5.4 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
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

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.