The Piscine, is an old swimmingpool transformed into museum, in the city of Roubaix.

The frame of the museum makes its visit quite special. During our visit, end of October there was a temporary exposition about Degas. The permanent exposition is quite nice but we found it a bit "messy" and thus it's a bit hard to describe.

I leave you with few pictures that don't really give back the magic of the place but you'll have to do with it

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This is a model of the sculpture made by Raymond Couvegnes, which represents the 3 old regions of the north which are nowadays included in the department Pas-de-Calais (natural regions from Pas-de-calais). The sculpture is now on the top of the building of the newspaper Voix du Nord which is on the big central place downtown: la Grande Place in Lille.

On this picture taken from our flat, you can see the actual sculpture, in gold color (better to clic to see the picture bigger, spot the gold on the top right corner)