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“Stunning!”
Review of Musee La Piscine

Musee La Piscine
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$30.43*
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Lille City Pass
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Roubaix
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

The museum is housed in an art deco swimming pool - it's incredible. Sculptures surround the water and artifacts are found in what used to be the showers. Around every corner is a surprising new discovery.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

This museum is a perfect example of the re-use of a function building, the former municipal swimming pool of Roubaix. With the redesign many original elements of the swimming pool were kept so you will be able to see the water filter tanks, some bathrooms, changing boots, etc

The pool itself is still filled with water and occasionally the sound of children yelling and splattering in the water is produced through loudspeakers. Close your eyes and be back 100 years ago.

The museum houses a beautiful permanent collection of mainly late 19th century paintings, statues, drawings and some industrial design and clothes.

Special exhibitions on various themes are held regularly.

The hall with the swimming pool has large stained glass windows.

There is a brasserie with good food and a nice garden in an inner court yard where you can enjoy your meal, weather permitting.

You can reach the museum in about 30 minutes with the metro from Lille centre. Take the Nr 2 metro direction Tourcoing and get off at Roubaix Grande Place. From there its a short walk to the museum (10 min)

When you are in Lille this museum is not to be missed.

And don''t forget, when you get out, to put your entry sticker on the doors of the main gate together with the 100's/1000's others

2  Thank SeimenBurum
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Just pay the ticket and walk into the main building; take a braith after the great photo of bathing men. Turn around the corner....see and be amazed by this old Art Deco style swimming pool.. Sculptures mirrored into the water, paintings in changing cabins, walk through showerrooms.
The stained glass window on both sides is hypnotising.

Nice extra: restaurant Meert, an institution. Do order coffee or tea, because it will be accompanied by a sample of the 'gauffres Meert or have lunch here in the original surrounding.
Bit expensive, but you will enjoy every penny..


into the water, paintings in changing cabins, walking through showerrooms.
The stained glass window on both sides of the main room is hypnotising.

Nice extra: restaurant Meert, an institution. Do order coffee or tea, because it will be accompanied by a sample of the 'gauffres Meert' filled with a heavenly cream with real vanilla from Madagascar. Utterly expensive to buy, but so very nice to try.

3  Thank petervanminderhout_9
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

I hate bloody museums but this is fantastic, I really loved my visit here ,the building & exhibits are superb.
It has a wonderful atmosphere I would highly recommend a visit for all those folks out there who have a dislike for museums, you will be converted.
The big dissapointment was a complete lack of photos of when it was a proper swimming pool a full exibition of these would really enhance the gaff.

2  Thank mcswegan
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

An old Art Deco style swimming pool restaured into a museum. Big wow factor. Sculptures mirrored into the water, paintings in changing cabins, walking through showerrooms.
The stained glass window on both sides of the main room is hypnotising.

Nice extra: restaurant Meert, an institution. Do order coffee or tea, because it will be accompanied by a sample of the 'gauffres Meert' filled with a heavenly cream with real vanilla from Madagascar. Utterly expensive to buy, but so very nice to try.

1  Thank Ineke B
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