Things to do in Roubaix

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

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Start with the Top Sights in Roubaix

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


⭐️ 4.4 (78140)

Parc du Cinquantenaire

⭐️ 4.5 (31799)


⭐️ 4.6 (24253)

Designer Outlet Roubaix

⭐️ 4.1 (9665)

La Vieille Bourse

⭐️ 4.6 (6977)

La Piscine - Musée d'art et d'industrie André Diligent de Roubaix

⭐️ 4.7 (6574)

Palais des Beaux Arts

⭐️ 4.5 (5964)

Parc Barbieux

⭐️ 4.5 (5265)

Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille Cathedral

⭐️ 4.3 (4925)

Villa Cavrois

⭐️ 4.7 (3675)

LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut

⭐️ 4.4 (2308)

The top affordable restaurants in Roubaix

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Roubaix city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Le Fer à Cheval

⭐️ 4.3 (1451)

Price Range: $$

Café Broutteux

⭐️ 4 (1308)

Price Range: $

Le Bouillon de l'Impératrice

⭐️ 4.2 (790)

Price Range: $$

Al Hamra

⭐️ 4.3 (470)

Price Range: $$

Spicy Village -Gastronomie Indo-Pakistanaise

⭐️ 4.3 (434)

Price Range: $$

Loft 122

⭐️ 4 (425)

Price Range: $$

La Palmeraie

⭐️ 4.3 (363)

Price Range: $

Le R

⭐️ 4.5 (358)

Price Range: $$

Brasserie Le Metropolitain

⭐️ 4.6 (345)

Price Range: $

La Parenthèse

⭐️ 4.3 (320)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (285)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Roubaix

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


Intro to mixology in our bar in the Old Town

Gourmet and unusual tour

Yummy food tour in the heart of Lille

An enchanted break in photos in the streets of Lille

Models, sculpter!

Geocaching in the Hauts de France

Discover the history of chocolate in Lille

Enjoy a Meal in Nantes with a Private Chef

Watercolor drawing class,lavis...

End your night in some of the best bars in Roubaix

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

Café Broutteux

⭐️ 4 (1340)

Price Range: $

Mercado negro

⭐️ 4.4 (1120)

Price Range: $$

Jb's Pub

⭐️ 4.6 (279)

Price Range: $$

Flam's Roubaix

⭐️ 4.3 (247)

Price Range: $$

Brasserie Le Metropole

⭐️ 3.9 (148)

Price Range: $

Bar Live

⭐️ 4.6 (114)

Price Range: $

Le Loft - Bar étudiant Roubaix

⭐️ 4.4 (97)

Les Trois Tricoteurs

⭐️ 4.9 (82)

Le St Jean

⭐️ 3.7 (80)

Le Gain's Bar

⭐️ 4.3 (72)

Price Range: $

Le Shanon

⭐️ 3.7 (45)

Pick from the best places to stay in Roubaix

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

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Check out these bookable attractions in Roubaix

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

City Sightseeing Tour

Self-guided City Trail

Private Tour in a Convertible

Self-guided City Trail Adventure

Paintball Experience with Equipment Included

Classic Convertible 2CV Tour with Champagne

Private City Tour in a Convertible Citroen 2CV

City Tour on a Convertible Citroen 2CV

Canadian World War l Battlefield Tour

World War II Battlegrounds Experience

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit the FA-Vaillant Art Centre: The FA-Vaillant Art Centre offers visitors an in-depth look at Roubaix’s renowned public art collection, featuring pieces by artists like Pierre Soulages and Raoul Ubac.
  2. Explore the Lancashire Cotton Industry Heritage Centre: Located in the heart of Roubaix, this centre provides an engaging educational insight into the city’s industrial history, from the development of the cotton industry in the 19th century to the present.
  3. Visit the city’s famous La Piscine Museum: La Piscine Museum is a must-visit for any art-lover, showcasing an impressive collection of decorative arts, including furniture, tapestries and artworks from the 16th to the 20th century.

The best time to visit Roubaix is during the summer when the weather is warm and sunny. This period usually falls between May and September and you get the chance to experience the city's vibrant summer activities like music festivals, markets and outdoor concerts. The city also boasts some of France's most stunning natural scenery and is an ideal spot for outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling.

Spending two to three days in Roubaix is ideal to fully enjoy its attractions; the beautiful city with its cobblestone streets, the historical attractions, the canal side and the famous Halles de Roubaix indoor market - all within comfortable walking distance. Moreover, its location close to Belgium's border makes it easy to combine trips to both countries within the same stay.

Travelling around Roubaix, France is easy and convenient. The most popular transport option is public buses, as they are affordable and run regularly. For faster transport, you can use the Metro system which has many stops in the city. Alternatively, a taxi is a great option, as it is fast and relatively cheap.

Roubaix is a great place for kids to explore. Spend the day at the outdoor museum and aquarium, both of which provide an interesting and educational experience. There are also a variety of parks and playgrounds to visit, offering children a chance to be active, have fun and learn at the same time. Finally, take a boat trip down the Escaut canal, and see the sights of Roubaix from a different perspective.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Roubaix. To start off we'd have to mention Le Loft - Bar étudiant Roubaix, Jb's Pub, Le Fût Et .... Check out our page on the best bars in Roubaix.

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