Guided tour of the old Lille


Discover the old districts and enjoy the charms of a lively and welcoming city. Old Lille seduces with its flamboyant architecture, its facades with soft and bold colours highlighting the exuberance and profusion of the decor.

Metro line 1, "Rihour" station.

Guided tour in French:
Every day at 3pm
No visit on 01/01, 01/05, 03/09, 04/09, 17/09, 18/09 and 25/12.

Visit in English :
Every Saturday 11am
No visit on 03/09, 17/09


03 59 57 94 00

Located Place Rihour, near the Grand'Place and built from 1453 by Philippe Le Bon, duke of Burgundy , this is one of the few remains of late gothic architecture in Lille. The groundfloor (salle des Gardes) is the perfect place for the welcoming desks of the Lille Tourist Office & Covention Bureau, where visitors will find self service documentation, as well as advices from our staff.The palais Rihour is the meeting point for both Vieux Lille walking tour (every day from 3:00 to 5:00 in French and in English on Saturdays from 10:15 to 12:15) and City Tour bus (Tuesday to Sunday : departures 10:30 am - 12:00 - 2:30 pm and 4 pm).