The name Deûlémont is derived from the Flemish words ‘Mond’ (mouth) and ‘Deusle’ (waterway). The town lies at the confluence of the Lys and the Deûle rivers on an ancient Roman site. Completely razed during the First World War, the town now thrives from its river tourism thanks to the Deûlémont/Comines marina. Deûlemont is a charming town in the countryside where the banks of the Deûle and the Lys offer families multiple ways to explore the area by foot, bicycle or horse.
Standing near the marina, the Church of St Symphorian was reconstructed in 1925 to replace the superb building destroyed during the First World War. The original communion bench decorated with carved motifs was preserved (listed on the supplementary inventory of France’s Historic Monuments) as were two statues under the gallery, two marble plaques dating from 1700 and the pulpit.
From the belvedere overlooking the Deûle-Lys confluence, you can see as far as the Flemish hills on fine days. Take the tow path from the belvedere and follow the River Lys to Armentières where you can explore the meadows in Le Hem or downstream towards French Comines and Belgian Comines.
Come and discover lagooning in Deûlémont. In 2005, Lille Metropole started an innovative project: a water purification plant that employs the technique of natural lagooning to clean domestic wastewater. Whether you are walking along the Petit Bonheur footpath or sailing down the Deûle, you cannot help but notice the structure’s environmental performance and how perfectly it blends into its natural surroundings.
‘Deûlémont along the water’: this trail takes you along the banks of the Deûle and the rivers. Discover the rich variety of local wild and plant life as you stroll along the riverbanks and the leafy surroundings of the marina.