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Tourcoing is part of the Nord department of France, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, and situated in northern France. Tourcoing is just a few minutes northeast of Lille, near the Belgian frontier. There are many historic and interesting things to do in Tourcoing, including: Church of St Christopher (15th-16th centuries). This site is believed to be one of the most beautiful Neo-Gothic edifices of Nord. Made from stone and brickwork, it has an 80 m high bell tower with more than 80 bells; Hospice de Havre, founded in 1260. The cloister and the chapel date from the seventeenth century and Hôtel de ville (1885), refurbished in Napoleon III-style.
Together with Roubaix, a neighbouring city, Tourcoing has become a major centre for wool textiles. Both cities, with their suburbs, form part of the metropolitan area of Lille. Other economic activities in the area include printing, food processing, and mail-order sales and distribution. Companies in Tourcoing include DWS, Gaia Green, and TS Location. There are both historic and modern buildings in the area of Tourcoring that offer office space to let.
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The Jardin botanique de Tourcoing is a municipal botanical garden and arboretum located at 32 rue du Moulin Fagot. This garden is open daily and admission is free. Established in 1917 on the site of a private garden, this sight offers five major sections. There is Cherry tree allée, Greenhouses for collections and education, the French garden- divided into four quadrants, the English garden and the New garden with a North American theme.
The Gare de Tourcoing is a railway station offering direct connections to Lille and Paris (high speed trains), Kortrijk, Ostend, Ghent, and Antwerp.