Maison d’Arrêt Cellulaire

Built: 1820

Abandoned: 2011

Visited: 2013

Lille, France

This prison was built in 1906 close to the existing prison. Architect Carlos Drummer designed the building. It has five wings of two floors, each wing offers a capacity of 350 beds. It housed convicted prisoners serving long sentences and also hosts the most difficult inmates or those who are considered to have little chance of rehabilitation.


In 2010 a new jail is built in the region. The buildings were abandoned in 2011. The site will be demolished to built a new modern prison. Also see my report of the other prison on this site.

Photos Maison d’Arrêt Cellulaire

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