Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Historically, it has also been the capital of Flanders, and later an industrial powerhouse, thanks to which it now boasts a large and handsome historic centre. The night life, thanks to the city’s large student population, is cutting edge and lively. It is a diverse, dynamic, and beautiful city – there is something in Lille that will appeal to everyone.

Lille (map) is the capital of the Hauts-de-France region (Nord-Pas-de-Calais & Picardy.) in northern France, within a 90-minute train ride from Paris, Brussels and London.

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Lille hosts an annual braderie (La Braderie in Lille) on the first weekend in September. Its origins are thought to date back to the twelfth century and between two and three million visitors are drawn into the city. It is one of the largest gatherings of France and the largest flea market in Europe.

Place du Général-de-Gaulle (map). The main square of Lille. It has many beautiful, Flemish inspired buildings. There are myriad restaurants, bars, and stylish shopping centers located around the square.

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Place de la République (map). A famed museum covering European art from the 15th to 20th century. There are myriad events open to all, including night events and festivals.

Town Hall (Hôtel de Ville, map). The Town Hall and its 104-m-tall Belfry is a historical monument and Unesco World Heritage Site.

Cathédrale Notre Dame de la Treille (map). The construction of this cathedral started in 1854 and was eventually finished only in 1999.

La Vieille Bourse (map). Built in 1653, this is a historic and beautiful building with an atrium style opening and inner court. Within the inner court, you may find antique booksellers, posters, and other hidden gems.

The open market Marché de Wazemmes (map). Open every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday morning, but the busiest day is definitely Sunday. Vendors sell everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, Moroccan, Mediterranean, and Vietnamese food, books, stationery, suitcases, shoes, clothes, and even perfume and undergarments!


Public transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in France. – Public transport of Lille.

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BUS: — sells bus tickets for all the bus companies. OuibusIsilinesFlixBusEurolinesMegabus >> (*Intercity buses in France)

TRAIN: Trains are a great way to get around in France. For regional trains, schedules can be found at You can get from pretty much anywhere to anywhere else by train.

For long distances, use the TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse, or High-speed train) on which reservations are obligatory. TGVThelloOuigo. + RailEurope • EurostarThalysizy (Paris-Brussels) • TGV Lyria (Switzerland) • DB (Germany) • RENFE (Barcelona) >> (*Rail travel in France)

AIRPORT: – Paris airport information. The main international airport, Roissy – Charles de Gaulle, is likely to be your port of entry if you fly into France from outside Europe.

FERRY: Brittany FerriesP&O FerriesDFDS Seaways

Lille et sa métropole.

Quelle que soit la saison, quelles que soient vos envies, il y a tant de raisons de se rendre à Lille ✨ Retrouvez les adresses présentées en vidéo ci-dessous :

À Lille 📍 le marché de Wazemmes, la micro-brasserie Célestin, le Colonel Moutarde, Mademoiselle Chapeau, les Raffineurs, la Maison Méert, le Printemps, la Gare Saint Sauveur, Les Artchives, le restaurant NŪ, le Tripostal, la Vieille Bourse, le Grand Hôtel Bellevue, l’hôtel Carlton, l’hôtel Mama Shelter, le palais des Beaux-Arts, Marin d’Eau Douce, Tradi’Balade.

À Roubaix 📍 le musée La Piscine. À Villeneuve d’Ascq 📍 le musée LaM, le parc du Héron, la brasserie-restaurant Brique House. À Croix 📍 la villa Cavrois.

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.


How do you obtain a VISA for a stay in France – and what are the customs procedures? + Customs and Visas (


The practical travel and tourist information pages on Paris, French regions, driving in France, and a whole lot more.

FRANCE-VOYAGE.COM. is a leading guide to Tourism in France. It provides holidaymakers with all the practical and cultural information. Find your next great culinary experience with the MICHELIN Guide. Since it was created in 2003, has developed over the years to become a leading guide to Tourism in France. It provides holidaymakers with all the practical and cultural information they need to help plan their stay. – is a website filled with hundreds of pages of relevant and useful information about France. The practical travel and tourist information pages on Paris, French regions, driving in France, and a whole lot more, are just part of a much wider exploration of modern France.

Le Figaro: This is a French newspaper that covers news, culture, and entertainment in France, and provides practical information for tourists on topics such as food, wine, and shopping.

Auto Europe: This website provides information on car rental options in France, as well as booking options and practical information on driving in France.

Velib: This is the website of Paris’ public bike-sharing system and provides information on renting bikes, pricing, and station locations.