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What to do in the surroundings of the river Deûle?


At 7 kms north from Lille and 10 kms from the Belgian border, Wambrechies is located on the brink of the river Deûle. The city is a center for tourism with its museum, its heritage, its hikes, its harbor...
Gathering the nine municipalities along the Deûle, the Tourist Office Val Deûle welcomes you and informs you of all the activities to discover or rediscover the territory.

The museum of Dolls and Old Toys: Château de Robersart

Sailors, be ready for a trip wich takes place at the time of your ancestors. With a mix of fairies and sweet nostalgia, this museum is unique opportunity for you to delve into a rich and original collection within the framework of the exceptional Chateau de Robersart le you be guided by the charm of fine porcelain dolls and return to the past, from the late 19th century to the very sixty atmosphere of the first Barbie dolls.
Drive on the road followed by electric trains and Citroën cars and enter a new war with old soldier toys threatened by the Air Force and the big boats.
On the agenda: a tour of the different exhibitions, some plays with typical Flemish games and some animations during school holidays.
Open from 2pm to 6pm on Sunday, Wednesday and during holidays (except Christmas Day and the Day of the year) and every day during school holidays except n July and August. Guided tours by appointment and for groups with a minimum of 15 people.
4€ per adult and 2€ per child.
Information: +33 (0)


The tourist tram

The Amitram society offers an amazing trip along the river Deûle aboard a tourist tram classified a historic heritage dating from the beginning of the 20th century.
Open from April 1st to September 30th on Sunday afternoon and on public holidays from 2.30pm to 6pm. Departures every 30 minutes from Wambrechies “Vent de Bise” or from Marquette “rue de la Deûle ».
4.50€ per adult and 1€ per children under 15.
Information: +33 (0)
A combined ticket for the tram and the museum is also available at the museu, aboard the tram and at the tourist office for only 8€.


The Claeyssens' Distillery

The distillery is one of the last in the northern region and is listed as historic building since 1999. The distillery produces juniper alcohol since 1817. The tour goes through all stages of the production and ends with a tasting. You will also find a shop at the end of the tour.
6.10€ per adult and 5.60€ per groups more 25 people.
Booking from Monday to Friday (72 hours prior to the tour) and on weekend times (a week prior to the tour).
Information: +33 (0)


The "Espace Gutenberg"

Near the river Deûle, you will discover Gutenberg’s printing techniques and try some workshops.
3.50€ per adult and 2.5€ per child.
Open from March to October every 2nd Sunday of the month and every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm.
Information: +33 (0)
Closed to Wambrechies, the Colysée is located in Lambersart. This massive building is called “Maison Folie” (Mad House) and has been built for “Lille 2004, European Capital City of Culture”.


The Colysée and its gardens:

The Colysée is located on a prestigious and green field close to the bank of the river Deûle, at the border between Lille and Lambersart.
Dedicated to culture, nature and tourism, the Colysée offers a wide range of activities and is open to everyone. You will discover lots of exhibitions with various topics like sculpture, painting, architecture, as well as interactive events for a younger audience or exhibitions about foreign lands like Guyana.
Workshops or entertaining programs take place regularly.
Open from Wednesday to Saturday from 1.30pm to 6.30pm and Sunday from 1pm to 7pm
Information: +33 (0)


Don’t hesitate to try one of the numerous walk on the marked paths along the river Deûle between Lambersart and Deûlémont, but also in the 9 cities of the “Val de Deûle”: Deûlémont, Lambersart, Lompret, Marquette-lez-Lille, Pérenchies, Quesnoy-sur-Deûle, Saint-André-lez-Lille, Verlinghem, Wambrechies…
The friendly staff of the tourist office will be happy to provide you more information, like a pocket guide of restaurants and accommodation in the surroundings of Wambrechies as well as a map of the city.


Contact us:

Tourist information desk:
Tourism head office of Val de Deûle
21 place du Général de Gaulle – Fondation Ledoux
Tel : +33 (0)3 28 38 84 21

Open year-round : from Tuesday to Friday, from 9.30 am to 12.30 am and 2.00 pm to 5.30pm, and Saturday from 10.00am to 12.30am.
From 15th April to 15th October, open on Sunday and public holidays from 14.30pm to 6.30pm.


Subsidiary the Colysée at Lambersart
Avenue du Colysée
Tel: +33 (0)3 20 92 26 38
Open on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2.00pm to 6.00pm.


Subsidiary the Espace Deûle at Quesnoy-sur-Deûle
Allée des Etreindelles
Open from May to the end of September, 2.30pm to 5.00pm

Tourist information of Saint-André
62 rue de Lambersart
Tel : +33 (0)3 28 52 40 09


Tourist information of Marquette-lez-Lille
23 rue des Martyrs de la Résistance
Tel : +33 (0)3 20 06 42 84

Tourist information of Lambersart
162 rue de la Carnoy
Tel : +33 (0)3 20 08 44 67



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