Musée des Moulins
Something different that appeals particularly to the
mechanically minded is Lille's museum devoted to windmills.
Situated on the highway to Roubaix, the Musée des Moulins boasts
two preserved pivoting windmills, which visitors can watch in
operation grinding corn, as well as a museum detailing the history
of windmill technology. Visitors can tour the full facility, or
just one or two of the sites for reduced admission if you're
pressed for time.
Address: Rue Albert Samain, Villeneuve d'Ascq
Telephone: (0)3 2005 4934
Transportation: Metro to Pont de Bois station, then bus 41 to the Parc
Opening Time: Monday to Friday 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm. Closed
Saturdays, bank holidays, during August and from 15 December to 15
January. Open Sundays for groups by appointment.
Admission: Full site: EUR6 adults, EUR4.60 children age