On the other side of the Channel, Lille is coming into its own as a cultural and
buzzing metropolis. A few train stations away, discover different atmospheres:
Flemish architecture in Lille, industrial buildings in Roubaix, Tourcoing and
modern art in Villeneuve d’Ascq … and then of course there is the people of
Lille’s love for throwing a party!
Top 5 For 2016
This gorgeous art deco villa was the home of an industrial owner in the 1930s.
It has been completely refurbished and has become a must-see in the
The Hell of the North leads straight to heaven, in particular on 9th of April
when the grueling Paris-Roubaix race takes place. Thousands of fans from
across the world line the streets to cheer on and encourage the riders along
the cobblestones and streets.
This new hotel recently opened in the heart of Old Lille, and it is a true gem.
Set in a former private mansion, it has been completely redecorated, and now
hosts a five-star boutique hotel, so cosy you would like it to be your home.
Visit Lille On A Dutch Bike!
Hop on one of Le Grand Huit bikes and join the guides as they show you all the
best spots of the city. En route, enjoy their quirky stories about Lille’s history.
Gare Saint Sauveur
Do not miss the Gare Saint Sauveur, a very “Lille” place where culture and “art
de vivre” meet! Set in a former train station, this cultural centre is the best
for family exhibitions, a welcoming restaurant and fun activities during the
weekends (except in the winter). In Spring 2016, a special exhibition on football
will celebrate EURO 2016!
What We Are Looking Forward To In 2016
With Ireland playing in Lille, and England and Wales in Lens, the
Lille metropolis will be the place to be during the European Football
Championship! Come and join the excitement at the Stade Pierre-
Mauroy in Villeneuve d’Ascq, one of France’s newest stadiums!