Lille (Dutch: Rijsel) is the largest city in French Flanders. Lille is situated on the Deûle River, near France's border with Belgium. It is the capital of the Nord-Pas de Calais region and the prefecture of the Norddepartment.
Listed as a World Heritage Site, the city hall Belfry dominates Lille from its height of 104 metres. Equipped with binoculars and an audio-guide, you will take advantage of an ideal vantage point for admiring the city and its surrounding areas.The style of this vast building is inevitably reminiscent of Flemish houses with their typical triangular gables. The architect Emile Dubuisson was also inspired by the style typical of Lille in his design for the city hall, the building of which extended from 1924 to 1932.
The great hall, punctuated by two rows of pillars with floral patterns, measures more than 107 metres in length.
As for the belfry, it dominates Lille and its surroundings from a height of 104 metres. A mixture of Art Deco and Flemish, the Lille Belfry is characterised by the way in which its red brick and carved stone style concrete enter into a dialogue with the green of the trees surrounding the building. Topped with a light which can be seen from more than 30 kilometres away, the Belfry is a symbol of the influence of Lille.
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