Unmissable tourist sites
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
place du Lion-d'Or F - 59800 Lille
Renovated with love, the old town has rediscovered its 17 and 18C facades not long ago covered in disgraceful render. This has led to evidence of the «Lille style» with facades where bricks and sculpted stones are mixed. You'll discover many examples..
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
Standing tall near the theatre this building surmounted by pediments (1717) used to be home to the king's guard.
5 Rue Jean Roisin F - 59800 Lille
Prix Prices from : 92 €
The BEST WESTERN Grand Hotel Bellevue is in the heart of Flanders capital city, just opposite the Grand Place, the Old Stock Exchange and the Chamber of Commerce. A few steps away from the historical district of Lille, five minutes away from the Lill..
Prix Prices from : 104 €
Located in central Lille, Hotel Carlton is opposite the Opera and 10 minutes from Lille Europe Train Station. It has a fitness centre, solarium, sauna and offers Wi-Fi access. Each air-conditioned and soundproofed room has a Louis XVI décor and a p..
2 boulevard Carnot F - 59000 LILLE
"A charming hundred-year old hotel in the heart of Lille. Near railway stations, the Opera, the Grand Square, the Beaux-Arts museum and the Convention/Exhibition Centre. Bar and meeting facilities."
Leisure activities Lille
Prices from : 854 €
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..
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..
Prices from : 26 €
Explore Lille at your own pace with a pass that gives you free entry to more than 27 popular attractions, plus unlimited use of the city's buses, subway, and tramway. Passes are available for 24, 48, or 72 hours. The 72-hour-pass also includes fre..
3 r. des Chats-Bossus F - 59800 Lille
A Lille institution for fish and seafood lovers! The setting is elegant, just like the plate. Visit the delicatessen with its delightful ceramic decor or enjoy a gourmet snack at the oyster bar.
10 r. 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!
12 r. 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 ..
25 pl. Rihour F - 59000 Lille
This Lille institution is a short walk from the Palais Rihour. Art Deco-style, oyster bar and brasserie menu made up mostly of seafood ingredients: this place has everything!
16 r. 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.
4 r. des Bouchers F - 59000 Lille
Veal and polenta with parmesan, homemade petit beurre biscuits with caramel cream and salted butter... gastronomic bistro cuisine made with the best seasonal ingredients. Enjoy!