Lille Walk est un sentier en boucle de 7.1 kilomètres peu fréquenté situé près de Lille, Hauts-de-France en France. Le sentier longe une rivière et sa difficulté est évaluée comme facile. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la marche.

Distance: 7.1 km Dénivelé: 155 m Type d'itinéraire: Boucle


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vue panoramique

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You can start this walking route from 3 places, it covers 3 themes: culture, greenery and shopping. This is all processed in one route, but you can shorten them to your heart's content, extend them. Whoever comes by train leaves at the station, whoever comes by car parks advantageously at the Citadelle and those who only come to shop do this better under the Place de la République. The walking route is in loop form and allows you to start at those 3 locations. Those who want to see all the sights start at the Citadelle with its green zone and free mini zoo. First you quietly walk into the center and then step into the busy shopping streets. This will take you through the 'new' Lille with the Porte de Paris, the Sébastopol theater and the Museum of Fine Arts, as well as through the old Lille with its Stock Exchange and the Hospice Comtesse. You will finish at a very special church: Notre Dame de Treille. The shopper is not short of anything and with this route you have a full view of the countless shopping streets of Lille. With children you should definitely go to the mini zoo and you can also take a walk in the greenery around the Citadelle. That is certainly half a day already. Do that preferably on Sunday because the shops are closed and there is plenty of entertainment at the Citadelle. During the summer months there are extra food stalls. Who wants to shop may come with one day shortage. Please note that the stores are closed on Sundays. For a bit of culture, you can easily spend one full day in combination with this walking route. You should definitely visit the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hospice Comtesse. The citadel itself cannot be visited, except after reservation at the tourist office. You can walk through the first gate so that you get a view of the other beautiful entrance gate, the Porte Royale (see photo). Furthermore, it is not allowed because the citadel is still used as a barracks by the French army. The citadel was built after Louis XIV had conquered Lille at the end of the 17th century. The construction phase went very quickly, after less than 3 years this construction was finished. It was built to exist completely independently for more than a month: wells, bakery, butcher shop, chapel, prison. It was one of the largest citadels in France. Around the citadel there is a 'Circuit des remparts'. This is a walking route of approx. 2.5 km. There are arrows and you follow the bastions that are now located in beautiful greenery because the Bois de Boulogne has neatly packed the enclosure. The zoo is free and daily accessible from 9 am to 6 pm, except in winter (10 am to 5 pm). The doors close half an hour before closing time and the annual closing is from the 2nd Sunday of December in the evening until the 2nd Sunday of February in the morning. It is a varied animal park with 70 animal species in a beautiful green environment. You can see monkeys in a fairly large biotope, all kinds of birds, giant turtles and a lot of animals from Africa, America and Asia. If you have some time it is definitely worth it. You will pass almost all the sights of the Lille 1 hiking route. With the exception of Maison Coilliot. This is a very special Art Nouveau building. As the inscription suggests, it was built for a potter around the 1900s. It was designed by the architect Guimard, who was not ready for his test piece. The building is still inhabited and cannot be visited. It is a pity because the fixed parts of the interior have also been signed by Guimard. The Théâtre Sébastopol is also an Art Nouveau building. It was built on a large square where a cloth hall would normally have to be built. When the Grand Théâtre burned down in 1903, it was decided to build a provisional theater building on this square. The construction work only took a little more than 3 months. It was opened on November 30, 1903 and offered space for 2000 spectators. At the end of the last century, this 'provisional' theater building was thoroughly restored. Approximately 1350 spectators can attend theatrical performances, operettas and other performances. The other theater building in Lille is further down the walk.

4 months ago

Walking the downtown area of Lille is quite interesting. Nice Belfrie, square and historic buildings

4 months ago