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Check out all the useful information to prepare for your visit.

Visit Parc de la Citadelle

By public transport

  • Metro: line 1, République Beaux-Arts station. Then head up to Boulevard de la Liberté.
  • Bus: Line 1 or Line 90, Champs de Mars stop - Line 12, Jardin Vauban stop.


By bike

  • V’Lille: Jardin Vauban, Champ de Mars or Esplanade stations.


By car

  • Via the A1 or A22: follow Lille Centre, then head up Boulevard de la Liberté.
  • Via the A25: Port Fluvial exit, then follow direction Vauban / Citadelle.

Parking: 2 paid car parks are available (Champ de Mars-Liberté and Champ de Mars-Petit Paradis).

Worth knowing! The zoo’s GPS coordinates are:latitude 50.64 - longitude 3.04.

Accessing Parc de la Citadelle

The Parc de la Citadelle is freely accessible to the public, except for the central section which is still a military facility. It can be accessed during guided tours offered by Lille’s City of Art and History Department, in partnership with Lille’s Tourism and Convention Office. More info here.

The Quartier Libre is located on Allée des Marronniers, near the Petit Paradis bridge.

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Logo de la ville de Lille
Logo de la Citadelle
Logo de la Citadelle