The Museum of Modern Art, officially known as the Lille Metropolitan Museum for Modern, Contemporary and Outside Art, or LaM for short, is an impressive museum with an excellent collection of modern art. Although it is located in the outskirts of the city of Lille, and may take some effort to reach, the museum is definitely worth a visit. The building that the museum is housed in alone is a work of art, while the interior is spacious and well lit and is home to some fantastic pieces of art. The works of Picasso, Braque and Modigliani alone make the museum a must-visit when in Lille. The museum also houses a restaurant and a shop within its premises for those who want to get a bite to eat or a souvenir to take home.
Ticket rates vary for each collection Free on every first Sunday of the month
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am-6:00 pm (closed on Mondays)
Around 3-4 hours or more if possible
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
Would depend on personal preferences
While Muslim tourists will not be able to find prayer facilities at the museum, they will be able to locate mosques in the city of Lille without a problem. Masjid Al Imaan de Lille, Masjid Al Houda de Lille, Masjid Al Furqaan de Lille and Masjid Badr de Lille are some of the more prominent mosques at which Muslim visitors can offer their prayers. Those visiting LaM could make inquiries at the museum or at the hotel for the closest prayer facility.
Although the museum has a restaurant within its premises, this may not be Halal. Muslim visitors will however be able to find a number of Halal restaurants in the city of Lille. If unable to do so, they could dine at vegetarian or seafood restaurants after ensuring that non-halal items are not added in the ordered dish.