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Juniper Distillery

This 1h30mn long guided tour will help you discover one of the last juniper distillery of the country. Active for 200 years now, the Claeyssens distillery is a great legacy of our industrial and local heritage. Discover its manifacturing secrets step by step : grinding, cooking, yeasting, fermentation, distillation and aging. At the end of your tour, you’ll try a variety of products : Juniper, Whisky, Gin, Vodka…

Practical information :

  • Access : Place de la distillerie, Wambrechies
  • Booking : 03 20 67 89 44 // tourisme@wambrechies.com // www.distilleriedewambrechies.com
  • Website www.distilleriedewambrechies.com
  • Guided tour : Because there is ongoing work in the distillery, the tour, for now, takes place outside the factory, around its walls and in the city center. It focuses on the city’s industrial heritage.
  • Shop opening hours : From Tuesday to Friday, 10am-12:30pm & 2pm-6pm. Saturday, from 9:30am to 12:30pm, and 2m to 6pm. 

Vert Galant fort, Wambrechies.

It is one of the last remnant of Général Séré de Rivières forts, also called « single-crested » forts, built after the 1870 war. It was built in order to protect Lille from a potential prussian invasion. Put good walking shoes on for this guided tour. 

Practical information:

  • 5€/adult and 2€/children. You have to pay before the visit, at the Tourism Office, during opening hours.
  • The meeting point is given once the booking is confirmed.
  • Booking : 03 59 50 74 49 - valdedeule-lys.tourisme@lillemetropole.fr.

Discovering Wambrechies’ city-center.

The « Juniper city » is only 7km north from Lille, and is located on the Deûle riverbank. Although the first texts mentioning Wambrechies are from the 12th century, the civil parish is way older than that. Thanks to Jeanne de Constantinople and the channeling of the Basse Deûle from Lille to Deûlémont, thanks to the textile industry, the agriculture and Wambrechies’ seigneury, the city will grow.

Practical information:

  • 5€/adult and 2€/children. You have to pay before the visit, at the Tourism Office, during opening hours.
  • The meeting point is given once the booking is confirmed.
  • Booking : 03 59 50 74 49 - valdedeule-lys.tourisme@lillemetropole.fr.

 

Wandering Saint-André’s city center.

Saint-André’s faubourg has developed along the road from Lille to Ypres. When Lille’s fortifications were built, the faubourg was cut in half, and one part was included in the capital of french Flanders. The part that stayed outside the walls, more rural, became the actual town of Saint-André during the revolution. This guided tour will show you the iconic buildings of the city center.

Practical information :

  • 5€/adult and 2€/children. You have to pay before the visit, at the Tourism Office, during opening hours.
  • The meeting point is given once the booking is confirmed.
  • Booking : 03 59 50 74 49 - valdedeule-lys.tourisme@lillemetropole.fr.

Comines and its main square.

After the First World War, during which Comines was nothing but ruins, life could slowly begin again. The city streets and buildings are rebuilt based on the city’s past, and inspired by the flemish Renaissance style. The City Hall and the Saint-Chrysole church surface from the ground and create the Main Square. Through this guided tour,  you will discover the UNESCO world heritage belfry, and a neo-byzantine church.

Practical information :

  • 5€/adult and 2€/children. You have to pay before the visit, at the Tourism Office, during opening hours.
  • The meeting point is given once the booking is confirmed.
  • Booking : 03 59 50 74 49 - valdedeule-lys.tourisme@lillemetropole.fr.

Doll and Ancient Toys museum.

Come and discover an amazing  collection of toys from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. The museum is inside the Robersart castle. Ancient flemish games are also available for you to try them in the museum. 

Practical information :


Deule and Lys Valley touristic tramway.

Onboard of an authentic early 20th century tramway, enjoy a nice stroll along the riverbanks. Back then, those vehicles were a part of everyday-life. Boarding : Vent de Bise street (Wambrechies) or Deûle street (Marquette-lez-Lille) from April to September.

Practical information :

  • Every sunday from April to September, from 3pm to 6pm. Every wednesday of July and August, from 3pm to 5:30. Stroll lasts about 40mn.
  • 6.50€/adult and 2.50€/children (with an attendant) from 4 to 12 yo. One-way ticket : 4€/adult and 1€/children. 
  • Contact : 03 59 50 74 49 - valdedeule-lys.tourisme@lillemetropole.fr
  • Website : www.amitram.fr

 

 


Mohair Farm.

Small familial farm in the city-center of Quesnoy-sur-Deûle. Angora goats and mohair wool took over chickens and cows. During this guided tour, you will learn everthing about wool-making.

Practical information :

  • Access : 21 Rue de Comines, Quesnoy-sur-Deûle
  • Every Thursday at 2pm during school breaks. You can also book your own visit.
  • Price : 5€/adult (15p min.) / 3,50€ for children (3-12 y.o) / 140€ for a school group (half a day)
  • Booking : 03 20 39 88 32 - christine.delecluse@orange.fr
  • Website : www.mohair-du-val-de-deule.fr

Lesaffre snail production farm.

This surprising farm is specialised in snail farming, since 1995. Discover everything about snails !

Practical information :

  • Access : 1147 chemin de l'Apothicaire, Comines
  • Guided tour every saturday from 2pm to 4pm, from April to October. 
  • Price : 2€/adult
  • Group visit with the possibility to taste the products : 5€/person

Resistance in Nord-pas-de-Calais

At the Resistance museum of Bondues, a guided tour allow you to follow the route of northern resistance, discover the treasures of creativity shown by the war prisoners in order to keep on resisting and stroll in the ruins of an ancien fort…

Practical information :

  • 6€/person. Free from <12y.o
  • Meeting point : 2 Chemin Saint-Georges, Bondues
  • Next dates : September 3rd and October 15th, 3:30pm.
  • Booking : 03 20 28 88 32 or ccretel@mairie-bondues.fr
  • Website : www.ville-bondues.fr


Every tourism office guided tours program in the metropolis :

Agenda 2024-2025

Agenda (only available in French) 

Many guided tours, to learn more about Lille's heritage, culture, artists... Download the booklet to know more. 

> Guidelines of the tours organised by your Tourism Office. 

*Some visits offer you to taste alcohol. It is dangerous for the health, consume in moderation.