La Piscine Musée d'Art et d'Industrie

La Piscine Musée d'Art et d'Industrie information

Lille , France
23 rue de l'Espérance
+33 3 20 69 23 60
Getting there
Metro: Gare Jean Lebas
More information
adult/child €5.50/free
Opening hours
11am-6pm Tue-Thu, 11am-8pm Fri, 1-6pm Sat & Sun
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If Paris can turn an outmoded train station into a world-class museum (the Musée d'Orsay), why not transform an art-deco municipal swimming pool (built 1927–32) – an architectural masterpiece inspired by a combination of civic pride and hygienic high-mindedness – into a temple of the arts? This innovative museum, 12km northeast of Gare Lille-Europe in Roubaix, showcases fine arts (paintings, sculptures, drawings) and applied arts (furniture, textiles, fashion) in a delightfully watery environment.