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Loos

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Nord

Limitrophe of the city of Lille, Loos, or Loos-lès-Lille, is a commune of the Hauts-de-France. Located in the department of Nord, it takes place on the border of the Weppes, in Roman Flanders, on the banks of the Deûle.

Known in the mid-12th century with the construction of its abbey, Loos became a full-fledged community in 1214. It developed its chemical and textile industry at the beginning of the 19th century like the rest of the region and grew gradually. For a long time prosperous, the city suffered little by little from the economic crisis that reached all the north of France. Loos nevertheless benefits today from its proximity to Lille, as well as its important architectural heritage that bears witness to a rich and glorious past.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLoos
Postcode59120
Tourism label
Latitude50.6151390 (N 50° 36’ 55”)
Longitude3.0177290 (E 3° 1’ 4”)
AltitudeFrom 17m to 49m
Surface area6.95 km²
Population21692 inhabitants
Density3121 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLille (4.4 km, 14 min)
Insee code59360
IntercommunalityME Européenne de Lille
DepartmentNord
TerritoryFlandre-Artois
RegionHauts-de-France

Nearest cities & towns

Haubourdin2.8 km (6 min)
Lomme3.5 km (6 min)
Sequedin4 km (8 min)
Emmerin4.3 km (10 min)
Lille4.5 km (9 min)
Hallennes-lez-Haubourdin4.9 km (10 min)
Faches-Thumesnil5.2 km (11 min)
Lambersart5.2 km (11 min)
Ronchin5.8 km (14 min)
Noyelles-lès-Seclin5.9 km (10 min)
Templemars6.3 km (13 min)
Wattignies6.5 km (11 min)
Santes6.7 km (14 min)
Ennetières-en-Weppes7.2 km (14 min)
Capinghem7.4 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Nearly 40 meters high, the belfry of Loos dates from the second half of the 19th century. Built in a typical neo-Flemish style, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Historic Monuments. It is a square tower made of red brick and reveals a beautiful loggia on the first floor, topped by a bow with the arms of the city.

Built at the beginning of the 20th century, Sainte-Anne church was badly damaged during a fire in 2007. A call for its reconstruction was launched by the municipality. Not far away, you can also admire the chapel of the Château de Landas, a 17th century religious building listed as a Historic Monument.

You will also be able to admire the exteriors of the old Saint-Bernard abbey of Loos. Founded in the 12th century and nationalized under the French Revolution, it served, until 2011, as a central detention house.

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Events and festivities

The market is held every Thursday and Sunday morning. The city also organizes a Christmas market at the end of the year.

In June, the festival of the people of Loos is the scene of many thematic animations like street shows, historical reenactments or games for all ages.

The Loos yourself festival, metal music festival, takes place every year in June.

Weather

Friday 20 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 17°C
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Saturday 21 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 17°C
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Sunday 22 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 13°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit the belfry of Lille's City Hall with an audioguide
Culture and education8 € Lille (1.7 km)
Daytime Bus Tour: Must-See Lille
Culture and education12 € Lille (3.9 km)
Lille old town guided walking tour
Culture and education10 € Lille (3.9 km)
Lille pass: visits, transport, monuments and museums included
Culture and education25 € Lille (3.9 km)
Beer Tasting Treasure Hunt in Lille
Entertainment25 € Lille (4.1 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Godewaersvelde, Heritage Village
HikeEasy2h00Godewaersvelde (33 km)
Vert Bocage Circuit
Village visitEasy3h15Staple (42 km)
Discovery trail around the town of Cassel
Village visitEasy1h30Cassel (43 km)
In the heart of the Battle
HikeEasy3h20Noordpeene (48 km)
Booneghem Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Nieurlet (55 km)

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