Loos is a town with its own heritage and history. It is specially proud of its belfry built by Louis Cordonnier in 1884, deeply rooted in the traditions of the North of France. In 2005, this belfry was ranked by the UNESCO among the world heritage.
Visiting Loos, you’ll discover industrial buildings, family mansions built in the 19th or 20th centuries but also remnants of a 12th century Abbey and of a church built in 1840.
Loos succeeds in going from tradition to modernity. It expanded a lot during the industrial revolution with its spinning-mills. It was able to revive after the economic slump and today it welcomes on its territory a part of the "Eurasanté Pôle". This pole of development, with 600 firms having chosen Loos as the proper place to set up their head-offices in Europe, is dedicated to health research activities in the heart of the European most important university hospital.
Loos is an average-sized town (21.447 inhabitants) where it is pleasant to live. Being the green part for Lille metropolis, Loos takes pride in its park of 17 hectares and in its public garden located in the center of the town.
We also have a theatre, a concert-hall with 800 seats, sports and leisure facilities. A swimming pool is scheduled to open soon. Therefore, local associations will provide you with the opportunity of practicing various activities.
Children and young people can go through different schools : nursery schools, primary and secondary schools, technical schools but also university.
Since May 5th 1978, Loos has been twinned with the german town of Geseke, situated in northern Rhineland-Westphalia.
Any detail about our town can be found on our website : its history, its political life, all its activities : sports, leisure, culture, shopping and services opened to everyon.
Come and visit our town… welcome to Loos!
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