In 1927, the then-mayor of Roubaix Jean-Baptiste Lebas commissioned architect Albert Baert to draw up plans for public swimming baths to improve the hygiene of poor mill and factory workers.
The result was breathtaking: the baths were built in the flamboyant Art Deco style with oriental influences and included steam rooms, a garden, chapel and restaurant.
The swimming pool was forced to close for health and safety reasons, but the site was brilliantly renovated and reopened as a museum in 2001.
The museum has an impressive collection of 19th- and 20th-century art with paintings, drawings, sculptures, textiles, ceramics and glassworks by both local and international artists.
Admission prices :
Reduced price : 4 €
Full price : 5.5 €
Children up to 17 years : Free
Closed on 1 January, 1 May, 21 May, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November and 25 December