If The Arts are your passion, Lille is certain to deliver. The once grey industrial city has in recent years, evolved into a captivating metropolis of culture. There is a lot to see, but to ensure you spend your time wisely here are our top recommendations, guaranteed to awaken your creative flare…
Palais des Beaux Arts
Renowned for its impressive scale and outstanding collection of 15th - 20th century paintings, Lille’s Fine Arts Museum is not to be missed. Make sure you take your time and meander through the grand 1980’s Belle Époque building, so that you can truly appreciate each beautiful piece. Discover unforgettable works by Manet, Redon, Rubens, Corot, Delacroix and Van Dyck.
Musee d'Art Moderne
If you’re a fan of the weird and wonderful, the Musee d'Art Moderne will not disappoint. Modern and a little mischievous, this extraordinary 20th and 21st century collection of works by masters such as Picasso, Léger, Miró, Braque and Modigliani, is certain to inspire you to think outside the box and fuel your imagination. What’s more, the two buildings that make up the stylish gallery are set in an amazing sculpture garden that includes monuments by Dodeigne and Calder; so be sure to grab some fresh air and take a stroll./p>