The second biggest Fine Arts museum in France offers a full display of European painting from the 16th to the 20th century. It has Antiquity, Middle Ages and Renaissance departments as well as French sculpture collections, scale models of fortified cities, decorative arts, numismatic and graphic art. Thanks to its collection and to the variety of the programming, the museum is a must-see of the Lille cultural life. Metro stop: République Beaux- Arts. Open Monday from 2pm to 6pm, Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Closed on Tuesdays and 01/01, 01/05, 14/07, 1st weekend of September (Braderie), 01/11, 25/12. REOPENING OF THE MUSEUM ON JUNE 3rd, 2020, AT USUAL TIMES, ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: - Reservation recommended, even for free tickets (https://billetterie-pba.lille.fr or by telephone at least the day before: 00 33 320 06 78 28) subject to availability. - Wearing a mask is compulsory
€7.00 (child €7.00) Free with the Pass!
First designed in 1929 and finished in 1932, the villa is a family home created by the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, a member of the Modernist movement. He was commissioned by Paul Cavrois, a textile industrialist from Roubaix, and his wife. The villa follows a precise schema bringing together all the most advanced technologies of the period, and was something of an aesthetic shock, the effects of which are still perceptible today. All of the interior was furnished using luxurious materials such as marble, exotic wood, and polished aluminium, and the furniture was designed by Mallet-Steven, who also devised the layout of the park. The very latest techniques were used. The furniture was sold off following the death of Madame Cavrois in 1986, and the Villa itself was sold in 1987. After standing abandoned for a long period during which it was vandalised, it was bought by the State in 2001, which has undertaken a vast campaign to save and restore the Villa to how it originally looked in 1932. The programme that the Centre des monuments nationaux have been carrying out since 2008 will reveal the exceptionally ambitious nature of the architectural project desired by the Cavrois. Works should be completed in March 2015. Open every day except Monday from 10am to 6pm. Closed 01/01, 01/05 and 25/12. Tramway - Stop : Villa Cavrois. CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Reservation required on the website www.villa-cavrois.fr. Please provide a mask.
€9.50 (child €0.00) Free with the Pass!