Things to see and do - Lens
Unmissable tourist sites
Lens Travel guide
Lens : Michelin's recommendations
In the north of France, some 30 km to the south-west of Lille, lies Lens, capital of the Gohelle, which preserves the memory of its mining past. The town was the head office of the great mining company of Lens and was an important railway centre for transhipping the coal for the mining companies located to the west of the town.
Tourist attractions Lens : Things to see and do
99 r. Paul-Bert F - 62300 Lens
The museum and grounds are located on over 20 hectares of land. 250 paintings hung chronologically, which read like a history of art, are the highlight of the exhibition. Opening scheduled for 2012.
Université d'Artois F - 62300 Lens
In the middle of a formal park the building bears witness to the power of the coalmines of bygone days; built by an architect from Lille, Cordonnier, in an Art Deco style, it is adorned with skylights, gables with redans, ornels, etc.
Place du Général-de-Gaulle F - 62300 Lens
This at least is what is evoked by the external architecture of this station, rebuilt in 1926 in Art Deco style. In the hall is a sandstone mosaic showing how coal is exploited.
29 Place de la République F - 62300 Lens
68 rue de la Gare F - 62300 Lens
Hôtel Le Paris Brest is situated in the centre of Lens, directly opposite Lens Train Station. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi internet access and an on-site bar. The guest rooms at Hôtel Le Paris Brest include a flat-screen TV and a wardrobe. Some of th..
2 place du Général de Gaulle F - 62300 Lens
Centre commercial Lens 2 F - 62880 Lens
97 r. Paul-Bert F - 62300 Lens
The remarkable building forms a circle of glass and its architecture blends perfectly with the neighbouring Louvre-Lens. Far from being merely a museum restaurant, L'Atelier showcases ingredients from the region with Mark Meurin (famous Michelin-star..
26 r. de L'Écluse F - 62300 Lens
The location beside the motorway does not deter customers, and for good reason! The former chef of L'Arcadie officiates here and proposes unpretentious contemporary cuisine that is fresh and coherent. The black and white dining room has a designer fe..
13 r. Decrombecque F - 62300 Lens
This elegant town centre restaurant has more than one trick up its sleeve. The menu, which is well grounded in traditional French cuisine, follows the seasons with dishes like salmon tartare, lime and chives, as well as filet mignon in a gingerbread ..