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LilleFrance

Lille is a historic city with a surprisingly modern side. An incomparable atmosphere, somewhere between a traditional northern town and a modern-day powerhouse.

The residents of Lille are proud of their city and look after it well: the architecture of the old town has been superbly restored, bringing out the extraordinary beauty of the 17th century buildings, with their typically Flemish style. You'll enjoy strolling along the lively cobbled streets with their cosy restaurants, where you can enjoy local dishes such as carbonnade à la bière or flamiche au maroilles. When it comes to shopping, remember to pick up some delicious vanilla waffles, some of the famous bêtises de Cambrai or bric-a-brac from Wazemmes market or the famous Braderie de Lille.

The belfry, an iconic northern landmark, will delight you will its unique bells. Then head for the Vieille Bourse of Lille, 24 town houses with famous caryatids, where chess players come to play in front of the square's second-hand booksellers. Over its history, Lille has been Flemish, Burgundian and Spanish, before coming under French control under Louis XIV; this eclecticism can be found everywhere in the city, making it a fascinating place to visit.

If you're interested in the Middle Ages, don't miss the Palais Rihour, a superb remnant of the residence of the Dukes of Burgundy. The Vauban Citadel is also well worth a visit, before going to see the flamboyant Gothic architecture of the Notre Dame de la Treille Cathedral. A visit to the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille museum is a must, with its phenomenal collection of works by Van Dyck, Rubens and Goya. Then jump feet-first into the 21st century by exploring the LaM museum in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, one of the few museums to house collections devoted to art brut, modern art and contemporary art. The maison Cavrois, a modernist gem by the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, is testament to the winds of change that have swept through Lille since the industrial age.

Lille is located between Belgium and Paris and is easy to reach by high-speed train, via Lille Europe station or Lille Flandres station. Lille Lesquin airport is just 6 miles from the centre and the city can be reached via several motorways: A1, A22, A23, A27 and E42.

Top hotels in Lille

Première Classe Lille-Villeneuve d'Ascq-Stade Pierre Mauroy
Première Classe Lille-Villeneuve d'Ascq-Stade Pierre Mauroy
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM139 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Pierre Mauroy Stadium and within 3 miles (5 km) of Lille Grand Palais and Zenith Arena Concert ...

3.1/5 (388 reviews)

"Tired, in need of a refresh. Broken table need replacing. Breakfast scant, only just enough bread out for one person. Seems like every penny counts here,"…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Première Classe Lille-Villeneuve d'Ascq-Stade Pierre Mauroy
Hotel Lille Europe
Hotel Lille Europe
3 out of 5
The price is RM304 per night from 24 Dec to 25 Dec

Located in the heart of Lille, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Euralille and Casino Barriere Lille. Zenith Arena Concert Hall and Lille Grand Palais ...

4/5Very Good! (915 reviews)
quality and value

"nice hotel"…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2020

Hotel Lille Europe
Hotel Première Classe Lille Centre
Hotel Première Classe Lille Centre
1 out of 5
19 Place des Reignaux, Lille
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM174 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec

Located in Historic Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Opera House and Euralille. Zenith Arena Concert Hall and Casino Barriere Lille are also within ...

3.4/5 (782 reviews)
Nice stay

"Great location. Rooms are clean...shower area small...great front desk service"…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

Hotel Première Classe Lille Centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Lille

Séjours et Affaires Lille Europe
Séjours et Affaires Lille Europe
2 out of 5
The price is RM246 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec

Located in the heart of Lille, this residence is steps away from L'Aeronef and Casino Barriere Lille. Zenith Arena Concert Hall and Euralille are also within ...

3.7/5Good! (732 reviews)

"Convenient location to Eurostar station and town centre. Staff were friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2019

Séjours et Affaires Lille Europe
Residhotel Lille Vauban
Residhotel Lille Vauban
3 out of 5
The price is RM170 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec

Located in Vauban - Wazemmes, this residence is within 2 miles (3 km) of Wazemmes Covered Market, Euralille and Zenith Arena Concert Hall. Lille Grand Palais ...

4.3/5Excellent! (253 reviews)

"The property was perfect to explore Lille a 15-20 minute walk to the main square, all flat. Rooms of a good size and comfortable. Fridge, job, pots, pans, glass wear and coffee machine. Big nice clean bathroom. Could have done with spare pillows, as by the time we went to bed the reception desk was ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2019

Residhotel Lille Vauban
Appart'City Confort Lille - Euralille
Appart'City Confort Lille - Euralille
3 out of 5
The price is RM273 per night from 1 Jan to 2 Jan

Situated in the suburbs, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of the Gunners and Euralille. Casino Barriere Lille and Zenith Arena Concert Hall ...

3.8/5Good! (166 reviews)
The location is great

"It's a good appart hôtel ,near of center and the train's stations .I recommend it and I'll come back surely"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020

Appart'City Confort Lille - Euralille
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Lille

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Feb 2020

Beautiful city, stunning buildings old town in particular is pretty

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Jan 2020

Eurostar goes there

4/5 - Good

Evan

17 Dec 2019

I didn't spend too much time in Lille so it wouldn't be fair to rate it either too good or too bad. From the quick look of the town it seems to be a really nice and quiet and family friendly town.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Dec 2019

Good place to eat many excellent restaurants

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Dec 2019

After you've been, watch 'Les Ch'tis in Lille' from the film 'Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis'. Amazing!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Dec 2019

The Brier bakery just round corner from flat offered lovely brioche for breakfast.