Roubaix, 2011 winner of the EDEN contest on the theme: "Tourism and converted sites," has so many advantages to win you over. The town wants to be cultural but resolutely contemporary and future-oriented. It should be visited without delay in the Nord-Pas de Calais region to discover an amazing and alternative town which is part of the European tourist Destinations of ExcelleNce in France.

Rendez-vous in Roubaix

If there is one area in which the town of Roubaix excels, it is undoubtedly one of rehabilitation: a museum into a swimming pool, dance studios, shops or factories into factories, a garage that became a theatre. For more than 10 years, Roubaix has decided to make a town of art out of conversions!  This choice has earned it a new appeal with La Piscine as locomotive, now a museum of art and industry and a unique setting by the architect Jean-Paul Philippon. Each year many visitors flock to admire this unique place!

In another field, the town is also known for its skill in textiles. A decision was therefore made to create a place dedicated to fashion and designers: the fashion district at a stone’s throw from La Piscine.

Roubaix has other strings to his bow, the building of an indoor cycling track of international scale, the refurbishment of the canal and its banks, the arrival of a branch of the Arab World Institute or, at the regional level, the imminent opening of the Louvre-Lens museum.


Discovering Roubaix!

  • La Piscine, museum of art and industry
  • The big town square
  • The Condition Publique
  • Saint Joseph’s church
  • The Manufacture des Flandres
  • The former Motte-Bossut cotton mill
  • The Rang des Drapiers
  • The historic cycling track
  • The Roubaix Canal
  • The Barbieux park
  • Shopping in Roubaix


Dates for your dairy !

All year, the town offers many events to be discovered around art and fashion without forgetting the famous Paris-Roubaix cycling race.


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