École nationale supérieure des arts et industries textiles - National School of Textile
Downtown, Avenue Jean Lebas
The 19th century boomtown of Roubaix was the first town in the Lille area to be awarded ‘Town of Art and History’ status by the Ministry of Culture in 2001 in recognition of the quality and originality of its architectural and historical heritage.
Imposing industrial buildings, chimneys, belfries and back-to-backs sit alongside chic private residences. Discover the unique history of this town, which in that a 100 years, became the textile and mail order capital of France.
Visit the Manufacture des Flandres, Museum of Jacquard, a working weaving museum where you can discover jacquard weaving over the centuries. A ‘La Piscine’, site of the Musee d’Art et d’Industrie, admire the Art Deco swimming pool, paintings, sculptures, textiles, fashion and numerous works like Le Combat de Coqs by Remy Cogghe and La Petite Chatelaines by Camille Caudel or l’Ours by Francois Pompon amongst many others.
La Piscine – The Swimming Pool:
A museum of art and industry with a notable art deco interior