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Turn-of-the-century trams with a canal
You can take a scenic tram-ride along the towpath
of the river Deûle canal to the north of the city. The
preserved trams run along 2km of track between Marquette and
Wambrechies, on Sundays and public holidays in the summer
(phone or see websites for details).
Known as "Mongy" trams after Alfred Mongy who built them,
these used to provide public transport through the streets
of Lille. The last service to Tourcoing and Roubaix was
modernised recently, and now has fast new trams running
mainly on reserved tracks by the side of the main roads
between Roubaix, Tourcoing and Lille.
Restored trams run on Sundays and public holidays - passing
through a riverside hamlet in the style of the old Belgian
River trips through the heart of
Enjoy a peaceful boat trip past the old industrial
heartland of Lille - FREE, if you have a Lille
Explore Lille's industrial heritage by
boat along the canalised River Deule.
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Locations: Marquette - Wambrechies
Information: AMITRAM - office
: 1521 rue de Bourbourg - 59670 BAVINCHOVE
Tél. 00 33 3 28 42 44 58 - Fax 00 33 3 28 40 58
Arques-Lumbres (near St-Omer)
Tel: 00 33 3 21 39 15 15
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