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Loos, from Parc Danel to Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Church

Loos, from Parc Danel to Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Church
Loos, from Parc Danel to Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Church
Loos, from Parc Danel to Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Church
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The Cirkwi brief

Explore Loos: UNESCO Heritage and Architectural Marvels Walk

Offered by the City of Loos, this picturesque 2.8 km walk is a delightful journey through the rich tapestry of Loos's green spaces, the UNESCO-listed Belfry at the Town Hall, and the venerable Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Church. It's an invitation to witness the harmonious blend of nature and architectural elegance. Envision wandering through lush parks, with the belfry's historic silhouette guiding your path, culminating in the spiritual serenity of the church. This casual narrative, complemented by the historical allure of its landmarks, crafts not only a walk but a journey through time.

Route Insights and Stats

This walking route covers 3.1 km, with minimal altitude variation, peaking at 27 meters and dipping to the lowest point of 22 meters. The gentle elevation gain ensures a leisurely stroll suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It showcases the carefully planned itinerary by the City of Loos, allowing walkers to immerse in the town's architectural beauty without the strain of a demanding trek. This technical briefing underlines the route’s accessibility and the ease with which explorers can engage with Loos’s historical and cultural highlights.

Seasonal Guidance for Visitors

Spring and autumn are optimal for this venture, offering mild temperatures and the vivid hues of Loos’s flora. However, should you find yourself here in summer, early mornings or late afternoons are advisable to beat the midday heat. Winter, while crisp, presents a unique charm, especially when the belfry and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Church are dusted with snow. Regardless of the season, comfortable footwear is essential, as is keeping hydrated. For an enhanced experience, visiting the belfry during its open hours adds an educational facet to this scenic walk.

Historic Loos: Beyond the Journey

Loos, nestled in Northern France, harbors not just architectural marvels but stories of a bygone era. The Belfry of the Town Hall stands as a testament to the region's resilience and artistry, symbolizing civic pride and freedom since its inauguration in 1884. The notion of liberty is further encapsulated in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Church, which has been a beacon of spiritual solace for the community. This route, therefore, does not merely traverse Loos but delves into the historic heart of Flanders, inviting a deeper connection with the past that shaped today’s landscape.

Weather Trends and Trip Planning

The climate of Loos is classified as oceanic, with moderate temperatures year-round. Summers are pleasantly warm, rarely exceeding 25°C, making it an ideal season for outdoor activities. Winters are cool, averaging around 3°C in the coldest month of January. Rainfall is distributed evenly throughout the year, so carrying an umbrella is wise. The best time to embark on this walk is late spring through early autumn, where clear skies and comfortable temperatures enhance the overall experience, letting the architectural and natural beauty of Loos shine.
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Technical Information

Walking
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
45mn (1d)
Dist.
3.1 km
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Altimetric profile

Starting point

332 Rue du Colonel Colonna d'Ornano , 59120 Loos
Lat : 50.6132Lng : 3.01586

Points of interest

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Beffroi de l'Hôtel de Ville de Loos

Classé au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO, le beffroi est emblématique de la ville de Loos. Inauguré en 1884, l'œuvre de Louis-Marie Cordonnier, architecte nordiste, est haut de 38 mètres. Il est construit en avant-corps au centre de la façade de l'Hôtel de Ville, sous la forme d'une tour carrée construite en brique rouge, rehaussée de pierres blanches dans les angles. Le beffroi se rattache au style néo-flamand présent en Flandre et en Hollande. Véritable donjon renforcé d'échauguettes et de mâchicoulis, cette tour se compose de trois niveaux d'élévation. Au rez-de-chaussée, on retrouve trois grandes baies en plein cintre dont les arcs sont en brique vernissée. Le porche, voûté de briques, donne accès à l'escalier d'honneur. Au-dessus de ce porche, on peut observer un mascaron représentant une tête d'homme barbu. Le premier étage forme une loggia surmontée d'un arc abritant les armes de la ville. Dans la partie sommitale du beffroi, quatre échauguettes circulaires, percées de meurtrières, sont visibles à ses extrémités et séparées par des mâchicoulis. Chaque face comporte un cadran de l'horloge. L'ensemble est coiffé par un lanternon et une toiture en ardoise. Le tout est rehaussé par un clocheton surmonté d'une flèche.

104 Rue du Maréchal Foch 59120 Loos
- Ville de Loos -
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Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

Édifiée au XVIIe siècle, l'église Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, de style néo-gothique, est l'un des plus anciens témoins du passé de Loos. Consacrée à la sainte locale, l'église conserve une statue dite miraculeuse, découverte au creux d'un tilleul, qui a fait de la ville un lieu de pèlerinage important du Moyen-âge à l'époque contemporaine. La statue miraculeuse est un bloc de pierre blanche de 0,85m. la tradition était de se rendre à Pâques, ce qui amena les forains à s'installer à proximité du monument religieux et ce qui donné naissance progressivement à la braderie de Pâques à Loos.

1 Place Carnot 59120 Loos
- Ville de Loos -
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104 Rue du Maréchal Foch 59120 Loos France

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