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
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
The Palace of fine art is set up in an immense end of 19C building that has been renovated and extended by architects Jean-Marc Ibos and Myrto Vitart between 1992 and 1997. From the glass laminate building to the silkscreen process glass facade h..
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 - 59000 Lille
On the Grand Place in Old Lille, this hotel in a building of Flemish architecture offers rooms with a marble bathroom and antique furniture. Rihour Metro stop is 100 metres away and museums are within 800 metres. Each air-conditioned guest room is e..
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 week..
46 Bis Rue De Paris F - 59000 Lille
Prix Prices from : 89 €
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
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..
Prices from : 25 €
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..
Prices from : 11 €
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. ..
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!
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.
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!
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!