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Musee La Piscine

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Address: 23 rue de l Esperance, 59100 Roubaix, France
Phone Number: +33 3 20 69 23 60
11:00 - 18:00
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Difficult to find parking space in the surrounding streets. Free parking on Sundays in Roubaix, free entrance to the museum on the 1st Sunday of the month. What a building! What a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Peter D
Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Difficult to find parking space in the surrounding streets. Free parking on Sundays in Roubaix, free entrance to the museum on the 1st Sunday of the month. What a building! What a collection! From the finest swimming pool in France to one of the finest art temples in the world. Hard to describe unless you've seen it yourself. Highly recommended.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited armed with Eurostar tickets to get 2-for-1 entrance but 1) everyone was free as first Sunday of the month and 2) it would have been worth paying full price. Absolutely beautiful building and really well put together. Everything else has already been said...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stopped here on our way to Lille. What a gem! The building is beautiful and the use of the space is ingenious. The art is arranged around the swimming pool and the use of the changing cabins is great. The light floods in from the stain glass windows at each end of the tall gallery. The range of fabrics... More 

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St Albans, Herts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My entire trip to Lille was based around an article on this museum, and I wasn't disappointed. An art deco swimming pool that has survived the sixties, with fountains, original tiled changing cubicles, mosaic edges, beautiful stained glass windows reflecting on the water. The building is beautiful, full of art deco features and tiles. It has been really sensitively restored... More 

Thank Simonedelany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We happened to visit La Piscine - French for swimming pool - on Saturday 15 October, when the museum was celebrating its 15th anniversary and access was free. The regular entrance fee is a modest 5.5 euros. The setting is truly stunning. The André Diligent Museum of Art and Industry is housed in a gorgeous art deco swimming pool and... More 

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Brussels Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The star of the museum is undoubtedly the swimming pool itself which has really been brilliantly restore. In terms of the art on show there are a huge number of paintings, for the most part by people I've never heard of but there are some great ceramics from picasso. We ate in the restaurant which was nice but gave us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Surprisingly large display of paintings and sculptures. Except for Picasso's, not strong on big names, but well worth seeing. Very interesting, stunning outlay. Entrance fee, moderate, but no discount for seniors. A bit hidden away, but still in the center of town.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I came across this museum after seeing Roubaix in a movie. The building is gorgeous and I couldn't get enough of it. You could do this as a day trip from Paris to Lille, the train is only one hour and it's easy to take the metro to Roubaix and walk to the museum. This was a favorite part of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Explored the Musee La Piscine here when we went to nearby Lille for a weekend. Imagine a public swimming pool converted into a classy museum. The imaginative conversion was a triumph seeing the individual cubicles transformed into thoughtful nooks displaying lovely French sculptures or paintings. The spectacular of them all are on the pool promenade where one could admire the... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Other reviewers have said all there is to say about this wonderful museum in Roubaix. It really is not to be missed for its unique interest and beauty.

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