Couvent des Minimes

Lille, France



Tradition room

Superior room






An old French convent with Flemish decadence in Lille

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Accommodation in a Tradition room, including breakfast.

Please note that a city tax of €2.48 per person, per night, is payable directly to the hotel upon check-out.

This offer is available for stays between April and November 2018 and is based on two adults only. A minimum two-night stay is required on certain dates.

Parking is available for an extra charge of €21, payable directly to the hotel.

This hotel is pet-friendly. One dog is welcome for a supplement (payable directly to the hotel; please contact the hotel directly prior to your arrival to arrange).

Check-in is at 2pm and check-out at 12pm.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 35% off. Our discount is calculated by reference to the hotel's own prices or by reference to an appropriate source reflective of the hotel's own prices. An example of our top discount is:

On 04/05/2018, two people may book a one-night stay in a Tradition room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £94 per room, per night, compared to the publicly available rate of £146 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 35%.

The discount, price and availability stated above were checked on 10/04/2018.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

A former convent brimming with old-world charm on the edge of Lille's beautiful Old Town - breakfast included

Make the most of the short Eurostar journey from London to Lille with a few days in this charming French city. You’ll be perfectly placed between the park and the Old Town of the city at Couvent des Minimes, a stunning 17th-century former convent. Simple and modern bedrooms leave the restaurant to make a scene with its creative menu and stunning glass ceiling. Choose to dine in the relaxed space or wind up a spiral staircase to the champagne bar before heading out to the city's bars and dining scene.

There are markets, cool bars, traditional Flemish estaminets (rustic-style cafes serving alcoholic drinks) and restaurants to hop between. You'll be moments away from Lille’s main sights, such as the Place Charles de Gaulle, Palais des Beaux-Arts and the delightful Old Town District with its cobbled streets and Flemish architecture.

Climb the tallest belfry in Europe at the Hôtel de Ville, or for a less strenuous experience, explore the enormous flea market of Braderie de Lille then dip your nose in some books in the Furet du Nord - Europe's largest bookshop.

Good to know

Please note that the city tax of €2.48 per person, per night, is payable at the hotel upon check-out.


Le Couvent des Minimes has 83 spacious bedrooms with high ceilings and city views that offer comforting mod-cons after a full 2011 refurbishment. Tradition rooms boast deep bathtubs or walk-in showers in the bright marble en-suites, while Wi-Fi, LCD televisions, USB ports and desks come as standard. The simple contemporary decor and premium bedding make for a comfortable night’s sleep. Opt for a Superior room for a slice more space and a handful of luxury extras.


- Air conditioning / heating
- TV
- Radio
- Safe
- Minibar
- Hairdryer
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Bathroom amenities
- Telephone
- Courtesy tray


The hotel's restaurant Le Jardin du Cloître sits beneath a soaring glass roof and runs alongside a leafy summertime terrace. Regional specialities and seasonal dishes are whipped up from fresh market products and local ingredients. Dishes such as swordfish tartare and pineapple cake flavoured with kirsch make up a creative menu of Northern French and Franco-Flemish fare, and you should definitely leave room for a pleasingly vast platter of French cheeses.

Despite the open space, the restaurant offers a relaxed gastronomic experience with inviting leather chairs, nightly live music in the L’Échiquier piano bar and an intimate champagne bar at the top of a spiral staircase.


Between the Old Town and the large Esquermes park and its Citadelle de Lille, Couvent des Minimes is located in a calm spot five minutes from the heart of the charming city. The Grand Place and the Old Town's shops and bars are all 10 minutes away. You’re a seven-minute drive from the Eurostar train station and five miles from Lille Airport.

17 Quai du Wault 59000, Lille, France

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We like

  • Reaching the intriguing, historic fairy-tale city of Lille in less than two hours from London
  • Settling in to drink or dine under the vast glass-roofed restaurant, in perfect contrast to the rest of the historic building
  • Stepping out into Old Town Lille and finding the city's grand historic architecture at every turn

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