Looking for the ideal French destination for a short stay or weekend getaway? The North of France is waiting to welcome you and offer a range of exciting activities whether you are holidaying with family, as a couple or with friends! Here are our top tips for tourists!
During your break to this city, we would suggest choosing a hotel with easy access and near to the sights so your accommodation is never far away. For family holidays, choose a hotel with family rooms.
You could pick a hotel close to the Grand Palais, located at the heart of the city and close to both Lille Flandres and Lille Europe train stations.
Looking for the ideal hotel to go watch a Lille OSC match? Discover our hotel located at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium or accommodation in Lezennes near to Lille Stadium. Prefer to stay in Lille’s surrounding area? You could pick one of our comfortable hotels near to Roubaix train station and the La Piscine museum, or book a room in the centre of Tourcoing near the MUba Museum of Art and Lille metro. Flying in or out? Get a good night’s sleep at our hotel just minutes away from Lille-Lesquin Airport.
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Discover the capital of French Flanders in just a few days or over a weekend. Make the most of your visit by roaming through this northern city with its iconic quarters: Vieux-Lille (Old Town), Grand’Place (Main Square) and Vieille Bourse (the Old Stock Exchange) with its many second-hand book shops.
You can also take advantage of the many café and restaurant terraces in the city centre throughout the day. As evening starts to fall, experience the welcoming atmosphere that has made Lille famous. The many bars and breweries on offer will perfectly round off your day in the French Flanders capital.
With Flemish inspired architecture you will be immersed in a completely different culture whilst taking a romantic stroll through the city during your weekend in Lille. For real pleasure-seekers, visit a Lille brewery and leave with a souvenir.
With excellent transport links (an airport, train stations, motorways), you can take your time in the heart of this metropolis and explore the city on foot. Lille has many museums and other unique cultural centres, located both in the heart of the city and its surroundings. You can explore the LaM Art Museum in Villeneuve d’Ascq or the La Piscine Museum of Art and Industry in Roubaix as well as the MUba Museum of Art, which is easily accessible when leaving Lille.
Discover our affordable hotels in Lille, the largest city in the North of France! Come and experience its diversity, roam the streets of a city rich in history and admire its architectural wonders. Take time out to visit the French Flanders capital and stay at one of our B&B hotels in Lille.
The city centre is ideal for cyclists or pedestrians who want to discover the different monuments and quarters that have made this metropolis famous through its distinctive Flemish baroque architecture.
For those staying in the region for several days, take the opportunity to visit the seaside resorts that have made this coast famous: Berck or Le Touquet-Paris. Children and grown-ups alike can enjoy some kite flying, as well as experiencing the International Kite Festival in Berck-sur-Mer.
Located near the French-Belgian border, Lille has excellent transport links. If you wish to fly, you can use Lille-Lesquin Airport. Travelling by train? The city has two train stations: Lille Flandres and Lille Europe.
For those travelling by car, the French Flanders capital can be easily reached via the A1 motorway. Whether you are staying in the region for several days or just breaking up a journey, take the opportunity to visit Lille.
If you are spending your holiday in Lille, the region offers many activities suitable for families, friends or couples. There is something for everyone!
We would highly recommend a stop off at Villa Cavrois located in the town of Croix just minutes from Lille and considered to be architect Robert Mallet-Stevens’ defining creation.
In the French-Flanders capital you can taste the famous moules-frites (mussels and fries), visit the largest flea market in Europe or walk around the renowned Grand’Place or the Fort. Welcoming and dynamic, Lille has shed its industrial image to become one of the most visited cities in France.
This region in the North of France is known for its many regional and local specialities.
Make the most of your stay in Lille and taste the local produce in one of its many restaurants: bistros,restaurants in the Old Town, our staff can advise you on the best places to eat that will leave a lasting impression of your holiday to the North of France.
From the Beffroi de Lille (Lille Bell Tower) to Fort Vauban, the Old Stock Exchange to Maison Coilliot passing by the Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille Cathedral, you will discover endless splendors.
Don’t miss the Hospice Comtesse Museum, a former hospital built by the Countess of Flanders in the 13th century, or the Porte de Paris, a historic arch monument built to commemorate Louis XIV’s victory.
A walk through the historic Old Town whilst stopping to try the local speciality sweets known as p’tits quinquins is definitely not to be missed. You will be immersed in another world when crossing the Deûle river and spending a moment of pure relaxation in the Vauban Garden.
Take the children for a stroll through Lille Zoo, free of charge, and experience the wonders of nature at the heart of a city: With 70 different species, including a white rhino, primates, parrots, reptiles... there are more than 250 animals to see. Don’t miss out!
To end your visit in style, go see a show or a concert at the Zénith de Lille. The choice of walks is plentiful, whether you are here for a weekend with the family or for a business trip.
City of Art and History, Lille was influential during the Middle-Ages and it was under the Second Empire that it grew to become a city made rich by the cloth industry. This historic development is clear in the monuments that are a perfect blend of Roman, Gothic and Classic Art. We mustn’t forget Fort Vauban, the perfect example of 17th century military architecture, which protected the city for many years.
Do you know its defining characteristic? Contrary to other medieval cities that were built around a centre, Lille is made up of a network of small quarters, such as the Old Town or the Faubourg de Béthune.
We can’t talk about this city without mentioning the famous Braderie de Lille. Attracting bargain hunters from all around the world, Europe’s largest flea market takes place every year on the first weekend of September.
However, the rest of the year is also packed with the Clef de Soleil Festival in June, which celebrates music from around the world, the Louche d’Or (Golden Ladle or International Soup Festival) in May and the European Film Festival, which takes place every year at the beginning of spring. No wonder Lille was named European Capital of Culture in 2004!