Tourcoing is a French commune located in the department of the North , in the Hauts-de-France . Bordering the Belgium Tourcoing is part of the Lille European metropolis which it is a urban poles and 3 e town by its population.

 Mayor (2020–2026)Doriane Bécue (DVD)
Area15.19 km2 (5.86 sq mi)
Population (2017-01-01)97,368
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)

The city is notable for its economic boom experienced during the industrial revolution in the xix th  century, thanks to the textile .

It is nicknamed “the city of Broutteux  “.

Lines of communication and transport 

Establishment by the European Metropolis of Lille (MEL) , an automated metro line brings together many municipalities around Lille . A tram line serves from Tourcoing the towns of Mouvaux , Wasquehal , Marcq-en-Baroeul and La Madeleine , then arrives in Lille. In addition, fourteen bus lines, including two LIANE , a high-level service line serve all the border towns of Tourcoing. 

Tourcoing has 25 V’Lille bicycle rental stations , self-service bicycles, which means 200 bicycles are available as well as equipped cycle paths.


Tourcoing drains most of the students from its population pool, which is made up of the more or less bordering municipalities of Roncq , Neuville-en Ferrain , Halluin , Mouvaux , Linselles , Bondues , Bousbecque and Comines.

Tourcoing has three prestigious secondary schools, historically linked to the city: for private Catholic education , the Institution Libre du Sacré-Coeur , for public education in France, the Gambetta State High School. And the Colbert digital high school, nationally recognized, also public.

The University of Lille is present in Tourcoing through its Plastic Arts Department, as well as the IUT B (or IUT de Tourcoing).


The City also has many artistic and cultural structures (non-exhaustive list):

  • The Tourcoing Botanical Garden which extends over 11,900  m 2 , it includes a botanical garden and an arboretum .
  • Parc Clemenceau


  • The Raymond Devos Municipal Theater (Italian-style), the Salon de Théâtre and the Théâtre de l’Idéal for municipal infrastructure.
  • La Virgule, Center Transfrontalier de Création Théâtrale 
  • Broutteux Theater (puppets)
  • Hospice d’Havré, a multi-purpose cultural center.
  • Farfadets et Compagnie, theater company 


  • The Conservatory of Music and Dance
  • The Lyric Workshop by Jean-Claude Malgoire
  • EF2M, Training Center for Music Professions 
  • The Crick-Sicks , orphéon
  • The City Harmony Orchestra
  • Le Grand Mix , concert hall
  • Tourcoing Jazz Festival Planets
  • The Voice of Rock


  • Musée des Beaux-Arts  
  • the Institut du Monde Arabe in Tourcoing, inaugurated in 2016
  • Museum of June 5, 1944 
  • Local history center
  • Carillon Museum

Media libraries

  • Tourcoing has 4 media libraries , 1 game library and 1 multimedia center. These structures are organized into a network, called since 2013 the Network of Ideas.
  • The André Malraux Media Library is located in the City Center, the Aimé Césaire Media Library in the Blanc-Seau district, the Andrée Chedid Media Library in the Belencontre district and the Colette Ludomédiathèque in the Burgundy district.


The city of Tourcoing has a hospital center , the Gustave-Dron hospital center .


  • Tennis  : The UST “Ma Campagne” Tennis Club
  • Football 
  • Volleyball  : The city has a volleyball club, the Tourcoing Lille Métropole Volley-Ball 
  • Basketball  : The city also has a club playing in Nationale 2
  • Athletics  : A high-level club, the Union sportive tourquennoise 
  • Wrestling  : A renowned wrestling club, the wrestler club of Tourcoing
  • Water polo  : Les Enfants de Neptune (ENT)
  • Fencing  : Tourcoing initiation center for fencing (CIET)
  • Floorball  : The Nordiques Floorball Club 
  • Dance  : The UST Vermont dance school

Cultural events and festivities 

  • Grand Prix International de Wrestling 
  • Challenge of fencing 
  • The Detonating Night – Feast of lighters
  • The Young Guard World Basketball Tournament
  • The Giants Weekend
  • The Voice of Rock
  • The Green Weekend
  • Tourcoing Plage 
  • Heritage week as part of European Heritage Days
  • Tourquennoises curls (athletics) 
  • Festival of Jazz 
  • The end of the year celebrations – Fairy Christmas village


In 2018, the city of Tourcoing had 21 large companies (turnover of more than € 10  million )  with a predominance in distribution.

Local Culture and Heritage 

Places and monuments

Major Tourquennois buildings  :Tourcoing town hall.

  • Church of St. Christopher
  • Town Hall 
  • The post office, the former Chamber of Commerce and its belfry 

Architecture of civil origin  :

  • The Tourcoing Station 
  • The Lycée Colbert (1935), in a neo-Flemish style.
  • Shooting Range (1905).
  • Gustave-Dron Hospital ( 1905 ).
  • The Bureau de Bienfaisance (1894).
  • Downtown and surroundings: a large number of mansions (former residences of textile industrial families) being restored (notably the Rasson-Wattine hotel), built at the end of the 19th century th  century in an eclectic style inspired by the Renaissance, etc.


Reception of the Town Hall
Place Victor Hassebroucq - 59200 Tourcoing
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