Lille
Lille

Lille

Head north to explore the warm and welcoming city of Lille!

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From 10/06/2019 to 21/07/2019

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5 good reasons to go

Take in some incredible monuments
Take in some incredible monuments
The capital of Flanders is home to some dazzling feats of architecture. From the cobbles of Old Lille to the thoroughly modern Euralille, history lies at every street corner. Marvel at some remarkable buildings: the Hospice Comtesse, the Palais Rihour, the Bourse, the opera house, the chamber of commerce, the belfry and Grand Place, the city's main square. The contemporary cathedral makes for a welcome surprise.
Soak up art and history
Soak up art and history
Lille is a renowned cultural destination, boasting a plethora of museums to delight the thousands of visitors who flock here every year. The Musée des Beaux-Arts fine art museum, the Piscine museum in Roubaix, Charles de Gaulle's childhood home, the Villa Cavrois, the Maison de la Photographie: an astonishing collection of works of art and surprising venues.
Lille: a festive city
Lille: a festive city
Lille plays host to an array of major events throughout the year. The famous braderie sees the entire city transformed into an open-air flea market, attracting visitors from around the world and serving up record-breaking levels of 'moules-frites' (mussels and chips) over the course of a single weekend. The carnival, Roubaix art fair, the NAME festival, and a multitude of other events bring Lille to life.
Go green!
Go green!
Lille's most popular park is the Citadelle Vauban, 110 hectares of untouched nature at the foot of the ramparts along the Deûle. There's also a small zoo to keep the kids entertained. Tourcoing's botanical garden and the Mosaïk garden in Cambrai make for another two welcome breaks for nature lovers.
Sample northern French cuisine
Sample northern French cuisine
Thanks to its generous servings of tasty dishes, Lille is a foodies’ paradise. Carbonnade stew, welsh rarebit, potjevlesch and waterzoï…An array of tongue-twister specialities to get your mouth watering. Don't leave without trying maroilles cheese and the chicory tart, either. And for visitors with a sweet tooth, Lille waffles and sugar tarts are a must.

To see / do

Culture and history

An urban landmark

An urban landmark

Lille's most iconic landmark towers 104 metres high, an extravagant belfry that offers up sweeping views over the city. Before you head to this World Heritage-listed building, make sure you take the time to admire the works of art on display in the city hall. This belfry isn't the only one you'll find in Lille: you can also head over to the chamber of commerce and industry for another fine example of its kind.

Public baths turned museum

Public baths turned museum

There's no diving allowed here, although you're welcome to delve into some art. The Piscine de Roubaix was once home to public baths, but is now a museum of art and industry, home to a staggering collection of textiles, sculptures, paintings and ceramics. The building alone is worth a visit, being as it is a spectacular example of Art Déco craftsmanship.

A modernist villa

Just 10 kilometres outside of Lille lies a villa with a twist. The Villa Cavrois in the town of Croix was designed by architect Robert Mallet-Stevens and is a piece of early-20th-century mastery. Its sweeping bay windows, cutting-edge technology, terraces and streamlined décor combine to make it a sumptuous example of modernist style at its best.

Outings

See you at the station

Head over to the Gare Saint-Sauveur train station, not to catch a train, but to soak up the sights and sounds of the shows, concerts, festivals, contemporary art exhibitions and bistro that await here. This former freight station is now a cultural hub, a vibrant, bustling place to spend a fun night out in Lille.

Wazemmes market

Wazemmes market

On the fringes of the city centre lies the neighbourhood of Wazemmes and its colourful market. This is one of France's biggest markets, attracting visitors in their droves. Wander the stalls on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday mornings before kicking back to enjoy a waffle and beer. The covered market is open from Tuesday to Sunday.

Gastronomy

Carbonnade flamande

It would be a crime to leave Lille without trying the city's iconic carbonnade. Beef, gingerbread, beer, herbs, onions and a dash of mustard are left to simmer for two hours to create the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth stew. Like many northern French dishes, carbonnade is served with chips.

Lille waffles

Lille waffles

Let's get one thing straight: the Belgians aren't the only ones to make epic waffles. Lille makes for tough competition in the field. Flat and oval-shaped, northern French waffles feature a brown sugar filling and are sometimes flavoured with vanilla. Word has it that Meert makes the best ones!

Practical information

Flight duration

1h20

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Currency

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Distance

699 km

Average temperature

Spring

14°C (max 21°C)

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18°C (max 23°C)

Autumn

9°C (max 16°C)

Winter

5°C (max 11°C)

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