Tourism & Leisure

Discover Roubaix and his region

Come and experience the magic of des Hauts-de-France.


Roubaix, rich in its architectural heritage from the Industrial Revolution, will become a City of Art and History in 2021.

World capital of textiles at the beginning of the 20th century and pioneer in the social and solidarity field, it is a flourishing city, which has been able to convert its industrial wastelands into renowned cultural structures (La Piscine, La Condition Publique or La Manufacture), welcoming new economic sectors, and attracting student lifethanks to the installation of of numerous schools (EDHEC, ENSAIT, ESSAT, etc.).

Discover this rich past and this successful reconversion, by visiting the monuments and emblematic places of the city of Roubaix !


La Piscine

Created in 1922, as part of the hygienist movement, with a sports pool, a 50m Olympic pool, a public bath-shower establishment, around a garden, La Piscine opened its doors as a Museum of Art and Industry in 2001. You will be seduced by its Art Deco style architecture, which highlights its textile collections dating from antiquity to contemporary creation, ceramics, sculptures and works from the 19th and 20th centuries (Camille Claudel, Henri Fantin-Latour, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Dominique Ingres, Tamara de Lempicka, Kees van Dongen...).
Enjoy a moment of relaxation in its restaurant and tea room of the Méert house, a real institution for all gourmets!

La Condition Publique

Initially a wool, silk and cotton packaging warehouse, La Condition Publique was rehabilitated as a cultural venue in 2003. This establishment consists of a performance hall, an exhibition space, rehearsal stages, creative or workshop spaces, laboratories and offices, and rooftop terraces, offering a breathtaking view of this popular and authentic district.
Take part in the artistic events in its covered street and take a break in the estaminet, restaurant or bazaar at your disposal.
La Manufacture

Housed in the former buildings of the company Craye et fils, specialized in furniture weaving, La Manufacture will make you discover the know-how, machines and tools of textile production. Exhibiting looms dating from the Middle Ages, still in operation, to sophisticated and computerized looms of the contemporary world, you will immerse yourself in the world of spinning, thanks to the testimonies of former workers, and archive videos.
This atypical place, hosting temporary exhibitions, also has an information role on the future and innovative research of this sector.
La Villa Cavrois

A historic monument since 2020, Villa Cavrois was the home of the rich textile industrialist, Paul Cavrois, commissioned from the renowned architect Robert Mallet-Stevens.

Modernist dwelling, both in its architecture and in the materials used, you will be immersed in a family and futuristic atmosphere, thanks to the modern and rare equipment at the time (electricity, telephone ...) and the simple and functional furniture.

An unexpected break just 4 km from our shopping center !

Vibrate with sport

Stab Vélodrome

Arrival of the mythical cycling race Paris -Roubaix, the city of Roubaix acquires a covered velodrome in 2012, named after the former rider Jean Stablinski.

This equipment consists of a 250 m long, 7 m wide cycling track and 44.3° inclined bends, an outdoor BMX (Cyclo-cross) track, 2 badminton courts located on the central area of the track and a weight and fitness room.

It hosts many sporting events including the European Masters Track Championships in 2017 and the Track Worlds in 2021. Make a detour to this high place of cycling and the city of Roubaix!

Where to stay?

discover our favorite hotels

Hôtel Mercure

Le Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel welcomes you in a beautiful historic Art Deco establishment. The rooms are all air-conditioned and offer a courtesy tray. The hotel has 200 m² of equipped seminar rooms decorated with columns and moldings. At your disposal: a cozy bar and our restaurant "Le Vieil Abreuvoir" where you will be fresh and seasonal dishes.

A stone's throw from the Grand'Place, the hotel is located in the heart of the European Metropolis of Lille. Easily accessible from Lille and Paris thanks to the metro station at 50 m and the TGV station at 500 m, it invites you to visit the museums of the region, including La Manufacture, Villa Cavrois and especially La Piscine, 5 minutes walk. You can also treat yourself to a cultural outing at The Colosseum Theater or La Condition Publique and go shopping at McArthurGlen.
Hôtel Ibis

Ideally located in the city center, in front of McArthurGlen, close to the museum "La Piscine" and the Stab Velodrome. Lille city centre, Lille Grand Palais and Lille train stations can be reached in 20 minutes by car or metro.

The Ibis hotel in Roubaix offers 94 air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi access, a restaurant, a bar and snacks 24 hours a day. Each of them will seduce you both for your business trips and for your tourist stays.
L'Abri du Passant

L'Abri du Passant is an old mansion dating from 1885. It experienced the industrial boom of Roubaix, then the world capital of textiles.
The guest house offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Each spacious room has a private bathroom with a bath or shower. Some rooms have exposed wooden beams and parquet floors.
L'Abri du Passant is 100 metres from Epeule-Montesquieu Metro Station and a 16-minute drive from Lille. The Belgian border is a 15-minute drive away and free public parking is available on site. Breakfast is served in the large dining room. Guests also have access to a kitchenette to prepare meals at lunchtime and in the evening.


in the heart of McArthurGlen Roubaix

Crédits photos : Jean-Luc Paillé, Alain Leprince, Marta Benloch, Pauline Ballet, Colombe Clier, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Jimmy C, Sebastien Jarry, Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

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