Tourcoing


Tourcoing

French commune
native_name = Ville de Tourcoing
common_name = Tourcoing


caption = The Town Hall, Tourcoing
région=Nord-Pas de Calais
département=Nord
arrondissement=Lille
canton=Chief town of 3 cantons
insee=59599
cp=59200
maire=Michel-François Delannoy
mandat=2008 – 2014
intercomm=Lille Métropole
latitude=50.7323
longitude=3.1040
alt moy=67 m
alt mini=
alt maxi=
km²=15.19
sans=93,540
date-sans=1999
dens=6,157
date-dens=1999|

Tourcoing is a city and commune in the Nord department and Nord-Pas de Calais region of France. Located near the cities of Lille and Roubaix and the Belgian border, it had a population in 1999 of 94,204.

Main sights

*Church of St Christopher (15th-16th centuries), considered one of the most beautiful Neo-Gothic edifices of Nord. In stone and brickwork, it has an 80 m-high bell tower with more than 80 bells.
*"Hospice de Havre", founded in 1260. The cloister and the chapel date from the 17th century.
*"Hôtel de ville " (1885), in Napoleon III-style.

Miscellaneous

Notable People

*Brigitte Fossey, actress
*Joseph-Charles Lefèbvre, bishop of Bourges, cardinal, cousin of
*Marcel Lefebvre, missionary priest and, later, controversial archbishop, cousin of Joseph-Charles
*Albert Roussel, composer
*Brigitte Lahaie-pornstar

Twin towns

*flagicon|GER Berlin, Germany
*flagicon|ITA Biella, Italy
*flagicon|GER Bottrop, Germany
*flagicon|POR Guimarães, Portugal
*flagicon|POL Jastrzebie Zdroj, Poland
*flagicon|Belgium Mouscron, Belgium
*flagicon|GER Mühlhausen, Germany
*flagicon|GBR Rochdale, United Kingdom

See also

* Battle of Tourcoing (1794)
* Free Institution of Sacred Heart

External links

* [http://www.ville-tourcoing.fr/ Tourcoing town council website] (in French)
* [http://www.tourcoing-volley.com/ Tourcoing Volley-Ball Lille Métropole] (Official website of the top team, in French)


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