Beffroi de Lille

Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2022 by Seb

With its 104 height meters, the Beffroi de Lille is the highest civilian beffroi in Europe, and also the highest municipal building in France. It was inaugurated on 1932, to replace its predecessor that was destroy during World War I. Its construction was made with red bricks and “sculpted stone like” concrete, making its architecture very integrated with the Flamand and Art Déco style. Unless the Beffroi above the Chambre du Commerce of Lille, this one does not have any bell.

The Beffroi can be visited all the year and allow the visitor to admire the city from a very high perspective. When the sky is clear, we can see some Belgian cities and the terrils in the Pas-de-Calais region. The best seasons are Spring and Automn because the light is very contrasted.

Easy to find, the Beffroi is one of Lille's symbols.
Easy to find, the Beffroi is one of Lille's symbols. f/3.5 18mm 0.0005s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
The architectures integrates wall with the city and its History. The two statues represents the Giants from Lille's creation legend. The Giants figures are an old tradition in the North of France and in Belgium.
The architectures integrates wall with the city and its History. The two statues represents the Giants from Lille's creation legend. The Giants figures are an old tradition in the North of France and in Belgium. f/3.5 18mm 0.00625s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020

The following pictures are a panorama took from the balcony of the Beffroi.

f/8 18mm 0.002s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.002s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.0015625s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.002s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
On the middle left, we can see the Beffroi of the Chambre du Commerce. It is smaller and possesses bells. It is also a little more older of a couple of years ago.
On the middle left, we can see the Beffroi of the Chambre du Commerce. It is smaller and possesses bells. It is also a little more older of a couple of years ago. f/8 18mm 0.0015625s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.0025s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.0025s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.0025s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.0025s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.0025s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
A very nice view on the Palais des Beaux Arts rooftops.
A very nice view on the Palais des Beaux Arts rooftops. f/8 55mm 0.0025s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.0025s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.0015625s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.0025s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.0025s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.0025s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.002s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.002s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.003125s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.003125s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.004s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.005s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
In the middle we cans see the Zenith de Lille
In the middle we cans see the Zenith de Lille f/8 18mm 0.003125s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/8 18mm 0.0025s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
The altitude is indicated at the various stairs.
The altitude is indicated at the various stairs. f/3.5 18mm 0.04s ISO 100 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020

The floor indicates the direction and the distance with various major cities.

f/3.5 18mm 0.025s ISO 200 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/3.5 18mm 0.025s ISO 200 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
f/3.5 18mm 0.025s ISO 200 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
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The Beffroi de Lille has been one of the first Television transmitter in the region. The “Télé-Lille” channel was installed in this place during 1950 for seven years, after what it became the public service channel France 3 that moved to its current building. One of the notable events diffused by the antennas installed above the Beffroi was Queen Elizabeth II crowning ceremony in 1953.

Today, the top of the Beffroi remains a new place for various radio communication systems, including mobile network.

f/3.5 18mm 0.06666666666666667s ISO 200 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
The current clock, fully motorized.
The current clock, fully motorized. f/3.5 18mm 0.05s ISO 200 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020
The previous mechanic one, still functional.
The previous mechanic one, still functional. f/3.5 18mm 0.04s ISO 200 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR       Seb - October 6, 2020