Hotel Louvre Lens

26 authentic miner's houses of "Cité9" were transformed into this magnificent hotel. The Hotel Louvre Lens is a magnificent and prestigious hotel that offering the perfect base for an unforgettable stay in the charming city of Lens. Located in the heart of the city, directly opposite the famous Louvre Lens Museum, this hotel offers a unique combination of cultural heritage, modernity, tradition and conviviality.


Caractère customers receive free "Tea Time" every afternoon from 3 to 5 pm including coffee, tea and cookies. Through us you can buy discounted tickets to Musée Louvre Lens for 9 euros per person.

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The hotel is open all year round.


There are 52 rooms.


Check-in is from 3 pm. Last check-out is at noon.


From 193 euros.


  • Pets are welcome to come along for 15 euros per day.
  • Tourist tax is 1.20 euros per person per day from 18 years of age.


The hotel structure is an integral part of the surrounding mining region that was recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The region is a living reminder of the industrial past that shaped the local landscape and people for centuries.

About the rooms

The small-scale rooms are comfortable and cozy, most of which retain the original bricks of the miners' houses.

Our favourite room

The deluxe is a slightly more spacious room with two armchairs, located on the second floor.

Enjoy a refreshing swim

The hotel does not have a swimming pool, but there are plenty of other nearby activities to explore!

Work out and wind down

The hotel has a small gym with cross-fit, treadmill, bike and weights. After exercising, you can relax in the free private sauna which you can book per hour.


There is a small cinema room with big screen, billiards and petanque court in the garden.

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Food & Drink

top table

Try to reserve a table near the open kitchen where you can see the chef at work.

dress code

Wear your favourite casual outfit.

In the "Le Galibot" restaurant, the chef serves authentic and tasty bistro dishes prepared with daily fresh seasonal ingredients. The restaurant is open at noon and in the evening all days, with the exception of July and August, when it is closed on Saturday afternoons and Sunday evenings. We recommend reserving your table in advance.

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Hotel Louvre Lens is located 2 km from the center of Lens, just opposite the Musée du Louvre-Lens and 350 meters from the legendary stadium Bollaert-Delelelis. Arras is 18 km away, Lille 39 km away, France's largest crystal factory Cristal d'Arques is 65 km away and Cambrai and Saint-Omer 70 km away.

Are you travelling by train?

Lens TGV station is 2 km away.

Do you have a (rental) car?

Free parking is available at the hotel. There are no charging stations available. It is only possible to charge an electric car if you bring your own extension cable to plug into a regular plug.

Worth getting out of bed for

The hotel is excellently located for visiting the Louvre Lens and the legendary Bollaert-Delelelis stadium. It is also the ideal starting point for exploring the mining region including the slag heaps and the Lewarde Mining History Centre, France's largest mining museum, classified as a historical monument and on the Uneso World Heritage List, where more than 2 billion tons of coal were once mined.

The region is not only characterized by the mining industry, it was also the scene of many battles during the First World War. Many sites in the region recount this sad part of history and pay tribute to the soldiers who died in the war. The most famous cemetery is Notre-Dame de Lorette, the largest military cemetery in Europe where 45,000 soldiers from different countries are buried.

Also the Canadian Vimy Memorial is Canada's most impressive monument in Europe and a tribute to the 66,000 young Canadians who lost their lives in France during World War I. Canadian sculptor Seymour Allward spent 11 years working on this memorial. From here you have a breathtaking view of the hills of Artois which was the setting for several battles on several occasions.

Definitely worth a visit is the Wellington stone quarry. After a descent in a glass elevator to a depth of 20 meters, you enter one of the most secret places in military history and discover a real underground city where more than 20,000 soldiers prepared their surprise attack of World War I, the Battle of Arras. Make sure to visit one of the most beautiful medieval forts in the region, the Château d'Olhain, a fortress from the 13th and 15th centuries. The original castle with its courtyard, chapel, bakery, watchtower, vaulted cellars and dungeon is still surrounded by moats with water. An authentic example of a fortified water castle.

Caractère review

Pleasantly renovated historic hotel, no great luxury, but personal and attentive service with an excellent location for visiting the Louvre-Lens museum and the historic mining region.

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