One of the main landmarks of the town is the Dame du Lac, a man-made architectural climbing structure in the Parc du Lac (Park of the Lake), which is commonly used to practice parkour on, but is currently closed to the public, due to individuals injured while climbing the landmark.
The name origin of this commune is not well known. One hypothesis is that Lisses is coming from the latin Licia villa, as the initial village developed around the Lisses estate. Another hypothesis is that Lisses has [German language|German] origins: Listja, meaning barrier. This commune was created in 1793 under its current name.