Things to see and do - Lille
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Lille Travel guide
Lille : Michelin's recommendations
Northern France is not just gloomy plains and sad towns and Lille is the proof of this. By turns, Flemish, Spanish and then Austrian, this is a town rich in history that only fell into Louis XIV's pocket in 1667. It will give you a rare synthesis of architectural beauty, liveliness, culture and economic prosperity. Lille is served by the TGV and Eurostar which are destined for Brussels and London so it is a true regional and European metropolis. A must to be (re) discovered!
Tourist attractions Lille : Things to see and do
pl. du Lion-d'Or
This is the most picturesque part of Lille. Thanks to restoration works, the old town has rediscovered its huge, grand 17C and 18C bourgeois houses with their façades decorated with intricate gables. The finest example of this is the Place Louise de ..
Place de la République
Built between 1887 and 1892, this summer palace was extended in the 1990s by the architects Jean-Marc Ibos et Myrto Vitart to include a narrow 70m x 6.50m building, the glass façade of which reflects the image of the back of the main building. The ga..
pl. du Gén.-de-Gaulle
This was built in 1652-1653 by Julien Destrée at the request of the Lille businessmen who wanted a Stock Exchange to rival that of Holland. It's made out of 24 dormer windowed houses set out around a rectangular courtyard which acted as a centre for ..
5, rue Jean Roisin F - 59000 Lille
Prix Prices from : 93 €
On the Grand Place in Old Lille, hotel Grand Hotel Bellevue - Grand Place is set in a building of Flemish architecture and the rooms offer a marble bathroom and antique furniture. Rihour Metro stop is 100 metres away and museums are within 800 metres..
3 Rue de Paris F - 59026 Lille
Located in central Lille, Hotel Carlton is opposite the Opera, 10 minutes from Lille Europe Train Station and a 15-minute drive from the Pierre Mauroy Stadium. It has a fitness centre, solarium, sauna and offers Wi-Fi access. Each air-conditioned a..
46 Bis Rue De Paris F - 59000 Lille
Prix Prices from : 83 €
This charming hotel is located in the central pedestrianised area of Lille, only 300 metres from the Monument à la Liberté de Lille. The spacious, soundproofed rooms are individually decorated. Hotel De La Paix features a traditional 19th-century st..
Leisure activities Lille
Prices from : 920 €
This superb 4-day small group tour takes you to the D-Day Normandy landing beaches in France, tracing the events of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces in World War II. Accompanied by a guide with expert knowledge of the battlefields and landing bea..
Description Give your feet a well-deserved break and jump aboard a comfortable minibus that takes you around the city of Lille on a fascinating discovery tour. Enjoy a 1-hour overview of sites along the route while an informative audio-visual pr..
Discover the city of Lille with a one hour city tour. You will travel by minibus around Lille's historical sites, along water and green spaces to appreciate an extraordinary panorama of the city, from the origin to the most contemporary districts. ..
32 rue de la Barre F - 59000 Lille
After many an adventure - pastry chef at Meert in Lille, Michelin-starred chef in the Jura, contestant on Top Chef 2015 - Nicolas Pourcheresse has finally settled at the inviting eatery La Table. He revisits French tradition, in particular using the ..
55 rue Saint André F - 59000 Lille
A convivial little dining area, a warm welcome, a clear desire to share but above all, delicious food. This is faithful to the market's offerings and highlights good, fresh produce. These are the ingredients behind the success of Gabbro, the brainchi..
10 rue de Pas F - 59800 Lille
Lively atmosphere in this brasserie with a more intimate feel on the mezzanine. Seafood dominated daily specials, an oyster bar... and even a few meat dishes on the menu!
2 rue de Pas F - 59000 Lille
This pleasant restaurant with a cosy, intimate atmosphere (bistro chairs, velour banquettes etc) is in the city centre. As the name suggests, fish takes pride of place. It is served in a variety of dishes that make up the short à la carte menu and th..
16 rue de Pas F - 59000 Lille
Descendants of the Cahors poet Clément Marot own this restaurant. It is the ideal place for those who like traditional French cuisine and a convivial setting.
22 rue des Bouchers F - 59000 Lille
Florent Ladeyn a former contestant on France's 'Top Chef' TV show and creator of Auberge du Vert Mont in Boeschepe, which pays such a fine tribute to regional produce, has done it again in the very heart of Lille with this popular Flemish place. Atyp..
12 rue de Paris F - 59000 Lille
This restaurant is a striking example of northern French charm with its Flemish-style façade, magnificent staircase and brick wall adorned with stone sculptures. The cuisine is traditional and full of flavour. Organic dishes, such as soups and tarts ..