Things to see and do - Lille
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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
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..
pl. 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..
pl. du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 59800 Lille
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 ..
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..
5, rue Jean Roisin F - 59000 Lille
Prix Prices from : 99 €
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..
21, rue Lepelletier F - 59000 LILLE
The ibis Lille Opéra hotel is situated at the edge of the old town, just a short walk from the Grand Place, Nouveau Siècle and stations. Just 875 yards (800 m) from the Zénith and the Grand Palais, the hotel is ideal for business trips and weekend br..
Leisure activities Lille
Prices from : 727 €
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 : 1281 €
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..
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..
2 r. 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 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.
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 ..
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!
7 bis square Morisson F - 59800 Lille
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.