Take a trip to the Lille from the 13th century to the 18th century by visiting the Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse and discover its Flemish soul. Not that French Known today as a bustling university city, Lille was once an important merchant center of French Flanders. The building that houses the museum depicts those Flemish roots that are still present in the surroundings of the capital city – an important portrait of its heritage. Lille wasn't part of the French territory till 1667 when under the reign of Louis XIV was conquered from the Spanish Netherlands. If you are curious to learn more about the history of Lille, the museum deserves your stop.
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