Old Lille in English

Old Lille in English

  • English
  • 2h
  • Reduced rate online
    ̶1̶4̶€̶ 12€Reduced rate online
  • Meeting point
    Palais RihourMeeting point
  • Included in the City Pass
    Included in the City Pass


Discover the city's oldest district!

As you wander through the squares, buildings and narrow streets, your tour guide will tell you all about Lille's eventful history, from the Middle Ages to the present day. From the city's emergence as part of the county of Flanders to its metamorphosis as a regional and European capital, you'll discover spaces and buildings that have been developed, built and transformed over the centuries.

Crenellated gables, mullioned windows, the interplay of brick and stone, the opulence or sobriety of the decorations all bear witness to the influences at work at different times: Flemish style, Flamboyant Gothic, Renaissance, Classicism, Neo-Gothic, as well as a few examples of Art Nouveau, Art Deco and contemporary architecture.
The Palais Rihour, the Vieille Bourse, the cathedral, as well as rows of houses and well-known shops, are all witnesses to the city's evolution.
You'll be amazed by the atmosphere in Vieux-Lille, the beating heart of the city from its very beginnings, where it's great to stroll, watch, meet, enjoy, shop and party all year round!

To complete your discovery, a presentation of the Hospice Comtesse museum will be given at the end of your visit.

To know

Good to know
  • The guided tour of Old Lille in English is available every saturday at 11am.
  • Departure in front of the Palais Rihour, Place Rihour; please be present at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour
  • Free for children under 6, by prior arrangement.
  • This tour can also be booked privately and is available for groups.
  • Service +: book in less than 24 hours by contacting our advisers by telephone on + 33 (0)359 579 400.