The Hôtel Louvre-Lens
Flying the region’s colors
A journey to the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Historic, welcoming, and full of contrasts, the Hotel Louvre-Lens is the perfect reflection of the surrounding mining district. Housed in a row of former miners’ cottages, the building is a testament to the industrial heritage that has shaped collective memory and the region’s landscapes. Thanks to the work of talented local architects, it is now a cozy refuge for its guests.
Providing a link between past and new architectures, the Hôtel Louvre-Lens represents a balance between its origins as workers’ cottages, with natural materials and charcoal hues, and a range of modern comforts. This elegant contrast preserves the authenticity of the space while bringing in light and a feeling of serenity. The rough aspect of the brick and black stone are opposed by the softness of the carpets and fabrics. The use of historic materials, such as oak, basalt, and flooring made from old railway sleepers, is offset by the pewter bar and cement tiles. This choice of multiple dualities fades into a harmonious ensemble. A welcoming atmosphere and sharing are part of the local art de vivre and are reflected both at the bar and in the cuisine crafted by Franck Kasprik, who revisits regional gourmet recipes to delight new visitors and surprise connoisseurs.
The hotel is ideally located directly opposite the Louvre-Lens Museum, meaning you can take advantage of all the region’s heritage gems. Climb the highest slag heaps in Europe to admire breathtaking views of the coalmining district; experience the indescribable emotion of Great War by visiting the Ring of Remembrance, the Notre-Dame de Lorette Necropolis, the Wellington Quarry in Arras, the 14-18 Memorial, or the Vimy Memorial; and everywhere you go, experience the warmth of unique and friendly local interactions.