Hospice Comtesse Museum

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Vieux Lille 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

1. Vieux Lille 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Visit Lille's most charming district and admire its architecture, shops, and museums on a 2-hour guided walk. Learn about the old town's heritage and history from your guide as you pass Vieux Lille's landmarks and monuments. Some of the attractions you’ll see include the Palais Rihour, the main square, the Old Stock Exchange, the Opera House, the Chamber of Commerce, and Notre-Dame de la Treille Cathedral. The tour will conclude near the Hospice Comtesse. Founded in 1237 by Jeanne de Flandre, the Hospice features a display of works from Lille's past including objects from everyday life, wooden sculptures, earthenware, furniture, and paintings.

Lille: 2-Hour Segway Tour

2. Lille: 2-Hour Segway Tour

Choose to start your 2-hour Segway tour of Lille by getting picked up from your accommodation or meeting your guide at the starting point. Wander along the walls of the well-preserved Citadelle and get acquainted with 17th-century military architecture. Then, head to the heart of the Old Town and soak in the elegant atmosphere of "le Vieux-Lille" in front of the neo-Gothic Notre-Dame de la Treille. From there, wander on to reach the oldest monument in Lille: the Hospice Comtesse. Originally used as a hospital, the Hospice Comtesse today hosts a historical museum that immerses you in the lifestyle and historical events of previous centuries. Next, ride along the Rue de Gand, taking time to appreciate its collection of typical "estaminets" (combination cafe-pub-restaurants). Leap back into the 21st century with a stop in Euralille, the modern commercial center that shows how the capital city of Flanders has changed with the times. Finally, arrive at La Place du Théâtre and La Grand Place to check out the Opera and the famous Vieille Bourse, the old stock exchange that stands today as one of the city's most important monuments.

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What people are saying about Hospice Comtesse Museum

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 342 reviews

We had a fantastic Segway tour with Franc. We are experienced riders and he immediately recognised this and adjusted our tour accordingly, allowing us to travel more quickly to see more sights and travel over more challenging terrain. But he also ensured that he pointed out any potential hazards clearly as any experienced Segway tour guide should do. We are learning French and along the way Franc gave us lots of great tips on how to learn the language more easily which was really helpful. His knowledge of Lille was excellent and he told us lots of interesting facts along the way. He also made an effort to engage us in conversation beyond the scope of the tour. We have been on many segway tours in different cities and countries and this is one of our best ever. Thank you Franc for an amazing time.

Thank you very much, we really enjoyed our tour - loads of interesting info, a lot of covered from ancient times to the modern life. We've seen Lille from a different angle and it was great. It is absolutely the best way to explore the city. Definitely recommend

Very nice visit of the city to discover the history of the construction of this city. A charming guide with a lot of enthusiasm. great visit to discover the old town.

The guide is excellent and very attentive to the participants. We learned a lot of specific facts about the city of Lille. Big thanks to her from the Lyonnaises

Very interesting visit which allows in two hours to better understand the city and not to miss anything.