List of sites to visit

Villa Cavrois

Croix

First designed in 1929 and finished in 1932, the villa is a family home created by the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, a member of the Modernist movement. He was commissioned by Paul Cavrois, a textile industrialist from Roubaix, and his wife. The villa follows a precise schema bringing together all the most advanced technologies of the period, and was something of an aesthetic shock, the effects of which are still perceptible today. All of the interior was furnished using luxurious materials such as marble, exotic wood, and polished aluminium, and the furniture was designed by Mallet-Steven, who also devised the layout of the park. The very latest techniques were used. The furniture was sold off following the death of Madame Cavrois in 1986, and the Villa itself was sold in 1987. After standing abandoned for a long period during which it was vandalised, it was bought by the State in 2001, which has undertaken a vast campaign to save and restore the Villa to how it originally looked in 1932. The programme that the Centre des monuments nationaux have been carrying out since 2008 will reveal the exceptionally ambitious nature of the architectural project desired by the Cavrois. Works should be completed in March 2015. Open every day except Monday from 10am to 6pm. Closed 01/01, 01/05 and 25/12. Stop : Villa Cavrois

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Visite "A la découverte des terrils, trésors du Patrimoine mondial"

Lens

From the Louvre-Lens, heading for Base 11/19, a remarkable former mine site and the tallest twin spoils in Europe. Every Sunday at 2:30pm from April 1st to October 30th. TER Train stop: Lens + Bulle 1

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Visite "Prochain arrêt Roubaix"

Lille

From Lille Flandres station, take a tram ride along the Grand Boulevard, whose story will be presented by a Roubaix guide, for a tour of the historic center of Roubaix. Learn how this small village of 8000 inhabitants has become less than a century the global wool capital, and be amazed by its rehabilitated factories, real castles of the industry who have found a new life… Visit in French only. Every Saturday, departure at 10:45 am in the basement of the Gare Lille Flandres, in front of the Transpole agency at the gantries. End of visit at 12:30.

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Visite guidée "Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, grand site de la Mémoire"

Souchez

This guided tour gives the keys to read the 3 main components of this memorial of the First World War in Artois: the military necropolis dominated by the chapel and the lantern tower, the Ring Memory international memorial inaugurated in 2014, as well as the Lens'14-18 center. Every Sunday at 3 pm. Appointment on the forecourt of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette necropolis.

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Visite guidée du Vieux Lille

Lille

Immerse yourself in Lille’s most charming district, where architecture, shops, museums will seduce you. The Old Lille enchants the eye with its flamboyant architecture. The softly dare facades that set off the exuberance and profusion of their decoration. Metro line 1, stop "Rihour". Guided tour in French every day at 3 pm (except 01/01, 01/05, 31/08 & 01/09, 21/09 & 22/09, 25/12). From June 1st to October 30th, additional tour at 11am from Wednesday to Saturday. Guided tour in English every Saturday at 10:15 am (except 31/08 & 21/09)

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