Villa Cavrois

Villa Cavrois, Croix: Hours, Address, Villa Cavrois Reviews: 4.5/5

Villa Cavrois
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
An architectural manifesto, Villa Cavrois, the work of architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, a figure of the modernist school, was designed and built in Croix between 1929 and 1932 for Paul Cavrois, a textile industrialist from the Nord department, and his family. Listed as a historical monument in 1990 thanks to citizen mobilisation, and acquired by the State in 2001, the huge restoration project implemented in 2003 by the DRAC Nord-Pas-de Calais and then taken over by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux in 2008 will be completed in 2015.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Hoppity
London, UK218 contributions
Beautiful
Jan 2020
What an amazing building and a must for art deco and architecture fans. There's a good film showing down in the basement as well showing the meticulous restoration process. Getting there was very easy too, a short hop on the tram and a ten minute walk. Easy to combine with a trip to La Piscine Museum in Roubaix as well.
Written February 4, 2020
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Written February 5, 2020
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Grahame B
Emsworth, UK10 contributions
Amazing
Jan 2020
Well worth a visit easy to get to by tram. I could not believe that villa cavrois was 90 years old it just looks amazing and the history behind it fascinating
Great place to visit
Written January 12, 2020
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Written January 15, 2020
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Lofty_76
Manchester, UK589 contributions
Wonderful
Nov 2019
Incredible how modern this place seems even though it is nearly 90 years old. The clean lines of the design, the attention to detail, the avant-garde touches... I loved it!

Easily reached by tram from Lille, it's about half a mile walk from the station and clearly signposted. I visited on a Sunday and though I got there almost as it opened, there was quite a queue of people waiting to go in (they enforce a capacity rule so as not to spoil the visit).

Free with the Lille City Card - a great money-saver.
Written November 23, 2019
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Written November 27, 2019
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nickcambridge
Cambridge428 contributions
A triumph of restoration
Oct 2019
This stunning Art Deco mansion has been amazingly restored to an incredible monument to design in the 1930's. The property is huge - the entrance, an atrium, sets the scene with glorious marble floor, brown marble sunken 'inglenook' fireplace, rising two (or ?more) stories tome balcony behind, and a glass wall with views to the garden. Each room has furniture with a different wood - the furniture of great elegance and style. DO not miss the film in the basement garage that shows how the property was brought back from near death by teams of gifted craftsmen. This and the wonderful Piscine gallery 20 minutes away by tram are a reason for visiting Lille in themselves.
Written October 14, 2019
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Written October 30, 2019
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cortontrader
Suffolk England221 contributions
Exceptional Art Deco house and garden, easy to visit by public transport
Aug 2019
A large residence built in 1930 for a wealthy industrialist and designed in the Art Deco style. It reminds me of Eltham Palace in the UK.
Damaged in WW2 and almost destroyed in the 90’s it has been restored to a high standard and I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 hours exploring the house and gardens.
The house, gardens and furniture were designed as an integrated unit and this would have been a wonderful living environment in its heyday. However for practical living purposes I don’t think it works well for modern living requirements.
About 11 minutes pleasant walk from Villa Cavrois tram stop. I bought a combined ticket with La Piscine, very well worth a visit and not too far away by public transport.
Written August 12, 2019
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Written August 14, 2019
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brunojob
5 contributions
a place to visit
May 2019
Being in Lille for a few days it is one of the best place to visit, superb villa built in the early last century. Splendid
Written August 7, 2019
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Written August 9, 2019
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Bosbeek
Brunssum, The Netherlands361 contributions
For lovers of architecture a real must
Jun 2019 • Family
On a 10 minute drive from Lille is located on a quiet avenue (with a limited number of parking spaces) this special villa whose exterior and interior has been completely designed by the renowned Belgian / French architect Robert Mallet-Stevens. The client, an industrialist in the 1930s, was very fond of modern gadgets. You can fully enjoy very high quality architecture, beautiful custom made furniture and the best technique of the thirties: pay attention to the radiators, the switches, the many forms of indirect lighting, the mobile bidets, the built-in scales, etcetera. Go into the garden in order to see the villa from a distance in all its glory.
Written June 1, 2019
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Written June 5, 2019
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notacanada
Toronto, Canada888 contributions
A must visit for fans of Art Deco architecture
Apr 2019 • Friends
In 1930 the Cavrois family gave carte blanche to the architect Robert Mallet Stevens to design and furnish their house on the outskirts of Roubaix. The result is an incredibly cutting-edge Art Deco building in a splendid garden. Open a few years ago after years of neglect, the restoration is ongoing.
Written May 5, 2019
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Written May 15, 2019
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Patrick
Kortrijk, Belgium79 contributions
Incredible restauration work
Mar 2019 • Friends
Exceptionaly well restaured building. See all other positive reviews. After your vidit go and visit some of the (dwindling) cours and courees where people used to live packed one upon the other close to the textile mills. What a contrast. What did Honore de Balzac say in ‘Le Pere Goriot’ ‘Behind every great fortine there is a crime’.
Written April 18, 2019
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Written April 24, 2019
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holtybird
Elham, UK45 contributions
Fantastic House
Apr 2019 • Friends
Spent a couple of hours wandering around this amazing house and grounds. Heartbreaking to see the pictures of when it was derelict and to see the amount of work and effort that has gone into bringing it back to life was great.
Well worth a visit!
Written April 7, 2019
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Written April 10, 2019
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