Things to do in Lens

New to Lens? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Lens

If you're in Lens to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Stade Bollaert-Delelis

⭐️ 4.7 (9032)

Louvre-Lens Museum

⭐️ 4.5 (8656)

La Vieille Bourse

⭐️ 4.6 (6977)

Palais des Beaux Arts

⭐️ 4.5 (5964)

Heroes Square

⭐️ 4.7 (3351)

City of Lace and Fashion

⭐️ 4.5 (1246)

Les Bourgeois de Calais

⭐️ 4.6 (1100)

Maison natale Charles de Gaulle

⭐️ 4.5 (1074)

Les Loupiots

⭐️ 3.8 (987)

Richelieu Park

⭐️ 4.1 (873)

Funny Park - Lost Valley

⭐️ 4.1 (822)

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Lens

These are curated, high quality experiences in Lens hosted by locals!

Visit to Mining City, Mines & Slagging

End your night in some of the best bars in Lens

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Lens, curated exclusively for you.

Pub Mac Ewans

⭐️ 4.5 (1027)

Price Range: $$

La Loco

⭐️ 4.3 (943)

Price Range: $

Tam Tam

⭐️ 4.1 (881)

Price Range: $$

Irish Tavern

⭐️ 4 (530)

Price Range: $$

Cubana Bar

⭐️ 4.2 (466)

Price Range: $$

L'Autre Estaminet

⭐️ 4.8 (245)

Price Range: $


⭐️ 4.8 (229)

Le Café De Paris

⭐️ 4.2 (226)

Price Range: $$

La Civette de Lens

⭐️ 4 (185)

Le Reinitas

⭐️ 4 (131)

Price Range: $

Le Number

⭐️ 4.5 (91)

Pick from the best places to stay in Lens

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Lens you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Lens

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Lens.

Battle of Somme Historical Tour

Private Tour of Vimy Ridge and Arras Battlefields

Guided Tour of Somme Battlefield with Lunch

Australian Battlefields Private Tour from Arras

Australian and New Zealand Battlefield Day Tour

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit Musée Reflex: Located in the heart of Lens, Musée Reflex offers a variety of activities such as temporary exhibits, guided tours, and cultural and educational workshops.
  2. Enjoy an Evening at L'Eden Concert Hall: Whether it's for a concert, a karaoke night or simply for a cocktail, L'Eden Concert Hall adds an extra touch to a night out in Lens.
  3. Try Your Hand at L'Atelier Stadium: Located right next to L'Eden Concert Hall, L'Atelier Stadium is one of the most popular tourist destinations thanks to its thrilling activities such as glow-in-the-dark mini golf, trampolines, bowling, electric go-karts, and more.

Lens is an ideal travel destination year-round, but the best time to visit is in the summer. From June to August, the warm weather provides the perfect opportunity to explore the city's outdoor attractions like its historic buildings and expansive parks. Additionally, the summer months also bring an array of exciting events like festivals and concerts.

Lens is a great city to explore, offering plenty of attractions and experiences to be enjoyed. Three days is the perfect amount of time to get the full experience of the city, allowing visitors to explore its major landmarks, indulge in its local cuisine, and take in the culture it has to offer. Visitors can also take time to visit some of the nearby cities and regions, providing them with an even greater understanding of the area and its culture.

Traveling around Lens, France is easy and pleasant. You can use public transportation like buses, trams and trains to get around. You can also rent a bicycle with accessibility around the city. If you are looking to explore the suburbs, there are car rentals available. Taxis are available in the city center, making it convenient to get around quickly.

Lens has plenty of exciting activities to entertain kids of all ages, from wildlife spotting and discovering historic landmarks to family friendly museums. Outdoor activities is a great way to explore the beauty and culture of the city; kids can go to the nearby lake or park to play, ride a bike or go boating. Further, a fun day trip to the nearby amusement park with rollercoasters and thrill rides will be an unforgettable experience for the entire family.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Lens. To start off we'd have to mention Cubana Bar, Pub Mac Ewans, Irish Tavern. Check out our page on the best bars in Lens.

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