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 F - 59800 Lille
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 F - 59000 Lille
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..
Place du Général-de-Gaulle F - 59800 Lille
The market square in the Middle Ages, the Grand'Place has always been a hub of activity in Lille. At the entrance, on the right, the Théâtre du Nord is housed in the Grand'Garde (1717) and in the next building, the daily newspaper La Voix du Nord. In..
2 boulevard Carnot F - 59000 LILLE
"In the city centre and a short walk from the Grand Place and the Palais des Congrès, the four-star Mercure Lille Centre Grand Place hotel invites you to combine relaxation and work during your stay in Lille. A beautiful residence from the Hauss..
46 Bis Rue De Paris F - 59000 Lille
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..
5, rue Jean Roisin F - 59000 Lille
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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..
Leisure activities Lille
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A practical must-have, the Lille City Pass is the answer to all your visiting needs, whether you're staying one day or longer. Make considerable savings in Lille, the capital of the Nord-Pas de Calais region. SAVE MONEY WITH THE LILLE CITY PASS O..
Tour the World War One battlefields of France and Belgium on a small group three-day visit. With three days to spend, you'll really explore the history of the Somme, Pozieres, Beaumont Hamel, the Salient, Passchendaele, Ypres, Fromelles and Loos. Oth..
Discover the beautiful city of Lille with a pass that gives you free entry to more than 25 museums and popular attractions. Zip between all the sites, taking advantage of unlimited travel across the entire public transportation network, and enjoy s..
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..
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 ..
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..
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.
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!
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 ..
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..