Visit of the Belfry of Lille
The belfry of the Hôtel de Ville dominates Lille the top of its 104 meters!
Nicknamed "the skyscraper in Flanders", the belfry is a-must-to-visit site during your stay. Plan a visit of about 1 hour.
Discover Lille in 360 °To access the view, you have to climb some steps! 100 steps exactly. An elevator takes you up to the summit, unless you want to continue climbing the additional 300 steps, just to enjoy more physical activity. Ascensest is actually being installed to allow workers to carry their equipment.
The descent is in elevator or by stairs. We recommend the stairs as this gives you the opportunity to read additional explanations on the walls of the building.
The most beautiful view of LilleA panoramic view of Lille and its surroundings welcomes you from the belvedere: the Lys Valley and even the Flanders Mountains on a clear day. Superb but also very interesting to understand the development of the city, from its origins to contemporary urban metamorphoses.
Learn more about the BelfryBuilt from 1929 to 1931, and inaugurated in 1932, the Belfry is the first French building of more than 100 meters entirely made of reinforced concrete. It is also the highest belfry in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region with 104 meters and its 400 steps!
Highest municipal building in France, it is both a symbol of communal liberties and a landmark for the entire Lille metropolis. It was listed as a World Heritage Site in 2005.
Open every day from 10h to 13h and from 14h to 17h30 (last climbs at 12h30 and 17h)
Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. The Belfry can be subject to exceptional emergency closures due to weather conditions.