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Lys-les-Lannoy is a commune in the Nord department in the northern part of France and it is part of the Urban Community of Lille Metropole. Lys-les-Lannoy has a lot of beautiful attractions that are located in downtown Lille, as well as many restaurants that will provide tourists with a very tasty local cuisine. It is an ideal holiday destination, since you will discover a wonderful place that entwines French and Belgian cultures in a single place.
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Lille Cathedral is located in Lille, near Lys-les-Lannoy and it is a national monument of France. It has been the seat of the Bishop of Lille since the creation of the diocese in 1913, although construction of the church of Notre Dame de la Treille began in 1854. the church takes its names from a 12th century statue of the Virgin Mary.
Citadel of Lille is located in downtown Lille, in the proximity of Lys-les-Lannoy. The Citadel was built around 1668 and it was dubbed as the Queen of Citadels by Vauban, Louis XIV's general, it is one of the most notable citadels. The citadel was part of a double line of fortified towns of Gravelines, Dunkirk and Mauberge-Rocroi. Vauban supervised the construction of the many citadels and channels of the North, which controlled the border between France and Belgium.
Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille is one of the largest museums in France, located in downtown Lille, near Lys-les-Lannoy. It was one of the first museums built in France, established under the instructions of Napoleon I at the beginning of the 19th century. Its sculptures, paintings, drawings, ceramics, and so on include works by Raphael, Donatello, Van Dyck, El Greco, David, Toulouse-Lautrec, Roding, Delacroix and Courbet.
Jardin des Plantes Lille is a municipal botanical garden located in Lille, near Lys-les-Lannoy. The garden is designed as a pleasure park, with botanical plots containing more than 1500 plants grouped by families. The garden has also got a rose garden, a dahlia collection, a large pond and the city's astronomical observatory.