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  • © Olivier DUHAMEL / Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Lille
    Lille - © Olivier DUHAMEL / Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Lille
  • © Laurent GHESQUIÈRE / Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Lille
    Lille - Grand Place - © Laurent GHESQUIÈRE / Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Lille
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    Lille - centertown - © Maxime Dufour / Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Lille
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    Lille - Notre Dame de la Treille - © Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Lille
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    Lille - Euralille - © Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Lille

    Rendez-vous in Lille

    The city which is resting in the Flanders plain and
    takes its progress around the
    river Deûle, the town of Lille is well known
    for its diversity of cultures and due to its political influence it has for France.

    The town of Lille is an eclectic place as it always remains to be a rich and diverse city due to it's location. It became a trading hotspot during the Middle ages, an
    industrial center between the 19
    th and 20th centuries, and
    today, the city of Lille is already a
    tertiary place, but also provides visitors with lots of tourist attractions.
    Lille’s special location is at the core of Europe and so near to Brussels, Paris, London or Amsterdam making it the reason why there are many reinforced activities
    in the town.

    Lille is waiting for you!

    Don't missed 

    • Le palais Rihour et l'îlot Comtesse.
    • Le Palais des Beaux-Arts : one of the most important Fine Arts in France after the Louvre Museum.
    • La Grand’ Place (Main Square) et la Vieille Bourse (old stock exchange).
    • La Place du Théâtre and the Belfry of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
    • Euralille: this modern district with futurist architectures was developed around the TGV  station « Lille Europe », Lille Grand Palais (exhibition and congress hall, theatre) and the shopping centre “Euralille”. Many famous architects and town planners worked on the creation and development of the district : Rem Koolhaas, Jean Nouvel, Christian de Portzamparc, Claude Vasconi...
    • The hospice Comtesse Museum: in the heart of the old district « Vieux-Lille », the museum is by itself a summary of urban architecture from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Rooms inspired by flemish and dutch  interiors present paintings, ceramics and furnitures....
    • The Wazemmes market: one the most important markets in France, and obviously one of the most busy. Quite often it’s possible to ear some accordion, in a coloured and broadminded atmosphere

     Gastronomy

    • le vieux Lille cheese
    • « gaufres » waffles from Méert
    • Regional Beers
    • « Potjevleesch »: white meats traditional flemish dish in juniper jelly
    • The « fleurs de Lille » … chocolates

    Parties /Events

    •  Lille3000: this three-yearly festival invites to discover culture through creations from modern and contemporary artists from Lille and other places  worldwide.
    • Accordion Festival in Wazemmes (May-June).
    • “Lille aux saveurs » Festival: to discover by tasting  regional products.  Activities on the place Rihour
    • « Lille piano(s) festival » (June)
    • The «  grande Braderie de Lille » (flea market): Every first week-end of September, Lille is transformed into the most important flea market in Europe. Nearly two million people pace up and down the animated and lively streets of the city.
    • The Christmas market ( from mid-November the end of december)

    To discover Lille

    • Lille Métropole City Pass: a practical must-have, the Lille Metropole City Pass is the answer to all your visiting needs, whether you’re staying one day or longer !
    • The Lille City Tour: air-conditioned minibus equiped with audio and video system takes you on a 50mn discovery tour of the city, passing the most famous sites of Lille. All year round, everyday, every hour! Every hour from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (except at 1.00 pm). No tours on January 1, May 1, 1st week end of September, December 25.
    • Guides tours with official guides.
    • Free walks with « Lille Promenades » (5 routes in the different districts of the city).

    Access 

    • Train stations: « Lille Flandres » and « Lille Europe » - TGV : 1h from Paris, Eurostar : 1h40 from London and 38 mn from Brussels.
    • International Airport Lille-Lesquin (10 km du centre-ville): more than 70  national and international destinations.
    • Motorways: A1, A27, A23, A25, A22 (220 km from Paris)
 
 
    tagged as : Culture & Heritage, Business Tourism, Shopping, 59-Nord, Metropolitan France, Major cities
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