The structure was built between 1654 and 1660, during the reign of Louis XIV. It stands as a reminder of French history and culture.
The trellis itself consists of two towers that are connected by an arched bridge with stone balustrades on either side. On top of these towers is a statue depicting Our Lady holding her baby Jesus in her arms, which gives it its name. This statue has become an important symbol for the city’s inhabitants over time, representing peace and protection from harm for all who live there.
The story behind this monument begins with King Louis XIV’s desire to build something grandiose to mark his rule over Lille. He commissioned architect Pierre Le Gros to design the trellis as well as other monuments throughout the city such as Place de la Republique Square and La Grande Mosque du Nord-Pas-de-Calais (the largest mosque in northern France).
Le Gros used Italian baroque architecture style when designing Our Lady of the Trellis; he wanted it to be both aesthetically pleasing yet also functional enough so that visitors could stand underneath it without getting wet if it rained or snowed outside. The result was a stunningly beautiful structure that still stands today despite centuries passing since its creation – testament to Le Gros’ skillful craftsmanship.
Today, Our Lady of the Trellis remains one of Lille’s most beloved landmarks; each year thousands flock here just to admire its beauty or take part in special events held around it such as concerts or festivals celebrating local culture like Fête des Vendanges (Grape Harvest Festival).