With its rich history and textile industry heritage, Tourcoing is a dynamic, forward-looking town that aims to create an environment in which people can find fulfilment, live together and do business.
Tourcoing is a creative town with a thriving social and economic life and an outstanding network of cultural and sporting clubs and associations.
At the heart of a progressive metropolitan area, Tourcoing aims to become even more prosperous and human, a pleasant place for all to live, offering a high-quality living environment and services.
Discover Tourcoing’s history: its creation, its rapid rise based on the textile industries, its changes linked to the industrial crisis and how the town is now returning to its former urban dynamism and attractiveness as a major town in the region.
Tourcoing’s centre is the beating heart of the town. It is nowadays very accessible (public transport, non-polluting transport, parking, traffic, etc.), multifunctional, welcoming and attractive. Welcome !
Tourcoing has a policy of European and international cooperation, based on its network of 9 twin towns: Mouscron (Belgium), Berlin Mitte, Bottrop, Mühlhausen (Germany), Rochdale (Great Britain), Jastrzebie-Zdroj (Poland), Biella (Italy) and Guimarães (Portugal).
Tourcoing is well-known for its extensive range of cultural activities. There are organisations serving every area of artistic life (music, visual arts, theatre, cinema, heritage, reading, etc.), from amateur performance to artistic excellence, local cultural initiatives to internationally-recognised events …
As a result of its past, Tourcoing is heavily built-up and places great importance on the quality and development of its green spaces. Since 2005, the town has belonged to a very elite circle of “4-flower towns” in the national “Towns and Villages in Bloom” competition.