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The Citadel of Lille and its park

Just 11 km from our establishment, Hôtel Morphée, take the opportunity to visit the citadel and the park of Lille.

The citadel of Lille and its park

This 17th century military structure was designed by order of Louis XIV to defend the city.
Vauban, the designer of this building, called it "the queen of the citadels".
Its monumental construction is remarkable for its dimensions and the quality of its well-preserved architecture. Classified as a historic monument in its entirety since 2012, this citadel has the particularity of being the matrix of most of the other citadels designed by Vauban.

The Citadel Park

110 hectares surround the building, which has become over time a real refuge for flora and fauna. Unsuspected varieties have found their place there.
Gardeners maintain the park's biodiversity and have chosen to theme the sites to allow both ordinary and remarkable species to flourish. You can see kingfishers, for example.

This park is also an ideal place to practice sports

You can find a large number of sporting activities:
Volleyball, paddle, rowing, canoeing, jogging, cycling, fitness, a healthy course...

Visit guided by a guide

It is only possible to enter the citadel during guided tours. For this reason, we invite you to contact the tourist office to reserve your place.

To get a glimpse of what you will see here, a 360° visit.