Integrated with the agglomeration of Lille and remote two steps at most of the border with Belgium, Roubaix is ??not really known for attracting a crowd of tourists: it must be said that the image of the city has seriously its pati modern and contemporary history, which was not easy ... the development of Roubaix is ??the foundation for strong textile industrialization in the nineteenth century, when the plants bloom in the vicinity. Two world wars and an industrial crisis later, the word that appears most often about Roubaix would rather '' wasteland '. But the story of a city is never static and already ambitious rehabilitation projects have emerged in Roubaix: emblematic example dindustrie-7573 the pool converted into a museum of art and industry.