Roubaix is a commune in the Départment du Nord in northern France. It is located between the cities of Lille and Tourcoing. The former heart of the French textiles industry, Roubaix is historically known as the ’City of 1,000 Chimneys’ and many of the old factories are still standing. One of the area’s shopping malls is L’Usine (The Factory). This massive mall offers well-known brands with discounts of up to 60%.
Roubaix is the headquarters of Ankama Games. This French company is focused on the design of Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games, such as Dofus, Dofus Arena, and Wakfu. A number of the town’s older commercial structures have been converted to provide executive suites. A great deal of effort has been put into the restoration and improvement of the old industrial buildings which now have new uses, the most popular is perhaps the extensive factory price shopping centre. The Archive for the World of Work building is another good example as it is located in a converted cotton mill.
Entertainment And Dining Out
La Piscine is an incredibly unique art museum that is located in a former, art deco swimming pool. This museum offers painting collections, sculptures, drawings, textiles, fashion, design, and ceramics. There are many options for dining in Roubaix. Fer A Cheval offers a friendly atmosphere, and menu choices include French cuisine, salads, burgers, and fish. One of their dessert items is delicious red berry clafoutis. La Fonderie features an adventurous menu, great service, and fun décor. They also offer homemade desserts, flowers and services to make any night a special occasion.
The Gare de Roubaix railway station offers connections to Lille, Tourcoing, Antwerp, Ostend, and Paris. The stop in Roubaix for both the métro and the tram is Eurotéléport. You can take the tram from Lille to Roubaix, the journey takes around 30 minutes, or by métro take Line 2 from Lille Europe station. Lille Airport is the nearest airport to Roubaix and provides national and international air transport.