MusÃ©e 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 MusÃ©e 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