Tourcoing and its sister cities, Lille and Roubaix, make up France's fourth largest metropolis. It is situated in the region Hauts-de-France amongst a picturesque countryside on the French-Belgian border. From any hotel in Tourcoing, business travellers will find excellent transport connections north towards Brussels or the Netherlands, or south toward Lille, which is less than 30 minutes away by train or tram. This charming northern gateway city offers business visitors a plethora of cultural and historical attractions. The most beautiful of which were created when Tourcoing and Roubaix were among France's wealthiest cities. These days, Tourcoing is known as a creative hub, with its many galleries, workshops, and museums exploring the limits of art and innovation.
What cultural attractions will I find in Tourcoing?
During the industrial revolution, Tourcoing's economy experienced an exceptional boom. It was during this period that some of the most beautifully designed buildings in Europe were erected. Sites like Hotel de Ville and The Arcades - boasting an exquisite blend of tiles and brickwork - are magnificent to behold. You might stop by the ancient monetary, '**l'Hospice d'Havre**', parts of which have remained unchanged since the 1200s. The venue now serves as a live performance space, with exhibitions and workshops.
What can business travellers expect from Tourcoing?
Once among the most thriving cities in western Europe thanks to the textile boom, Tourcoing has evolved into a creative and innovative hub. As part of the Lille Metropolis, a hotel stay in Tourcoing offers investors and entrepreneurs access to one of France's strongest regions. While staying loyal to its industrial roots through healthy agricultural and manufacturing sectors, Tourcoing is packed with creative minds and projects; artists and innovators experimenting with new ideas and concepts.
What leisure activities does Tourcoing offer hotel guests?
The renowned Tourcoing Jazz Festival is a must for jazz fans. The festival which takes place in October, is four days of musical celebration which attracts many international visitors. For something more tranquil, take a walk along the canal. It passes by the industrial sector and leads you to quaint wooded areas where the noise of the city all but fades away. Or, make like the locals and try a game of Bourle, a game similar to Bowls, that's been enjoyed in Tourcoing for over 300 years! Tourcoing hotels offer business travellers the best of both worlds.