Hospice Comtesse Museum
In the heart of Lille's old town stands one of the few remaining
Flanders buildings founded as a hospital in 1237 by the Countess of
Flanders, Jeanne de Constantinople. It remained in service as a
hospital until 1939, and today has been turned into an art museum.
Works are displayed in the old hospital ward, with its
barrel-vaulted ceiling, and other halls where the community of
Augustine nuns once lived and worked, providing a haven for the
sick. Outside there is a delightful medicinal garden. The
collections on display include paintings, tapestries, sculpture and
porcelain from the region.
Address: 32 Rue de la Monnaie
Telephone: (0)3 20 49 5090
Transportation: Bus 3, 6 or 9, or Metro to Lion d'Or
Opening Time: Monday 2pm-6pm, Wednesday to Sunday 10am-12:30pm and
2pm-6pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Admission: EUR3 adults over 12; free on the first Sunday of every