The promenade of the Esplanade

The promenade of the Esplanade

  • French
  • 45 min.
    45 min.
  • From


45 minutes flat!

The Champ de Mars and the Esplanade are valuable witnesses to the evolution of the Citadel from its construction in 1667 to the present day. The various developments that have followed show us the strong link between the city and the Citadel. It is also a place conducive to walks, punctuated by places of memory, works of art, connected by paths of trees and bordered by the Deûle, which we invite you to discover.

To know

Good to know
  • This guided tour in French is available on Thursdays 4 July and 12 September, at 12.30am.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the tour.
  • A reduced rate will be available on presentation of proof of entitlement for: under-18s, students, jobseekers, RSA recipients, over 62s, Lille Senior Pass holders and families of more than 4 people.
  • Free admission for children under 6, with prior booking.
  • Service +: book in less than 24 hours by contacting our advisers by telephone on +33 (0)359 579 400.