Lille, France

Lille, France

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Overview

Visiting Lille, you’ll find a surprising cultural scene, historic buildings, fine restaurants, and a quaint old town.

Country

France, Northern France

Approx. Duration

Half day to 2 days

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – High|Wheelchair Accessible

Local Currency

Euro

Price Level

Min. Price

Not Relevant

Address

Lille, France

Spoken Languages

France (formal), English spoken by most of the population

Recommended Age

Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors

Pricing Details

Electricity

220V

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Things To Do

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Things To Do

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Additional Information

Flea markets, festivals, food – Lille offers several amazing markets and festivals throughout the year.

Old Lille (Vieux Lille) – Take a walk or a guided tour, and immerse yourself in Lille’s most charming district, located just north of the city center. See the remarkably restored Old Lille (Vieux Lille) with its striking architecture. Its narrow, cobblestoned streets, Flemish-style, red-brick buildings, bold colors decors, and cheerful, brightly painted facades inspire any architecture lover. You’ll enjoy remarkable 17th-century architecture that inspires you to stroll and take endless pictures. Notable monuments include:

  • The Palais Rihour.
  • The Main Square.
  • The old stock exchange.
  • The Opera House.
  • The Chamber of Commerce.
  • The Notre-Dame de la Treille cathedral.

Remember to check out the free walking tours by GuruWalk.

Shopping

You can find amazing architecture, shopping for fashion lovers (who find Paris is too expensive), French cuisine and art, including Palais des Beaux-Arts, the second largest general-interest museum in France after the Louvre.


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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit France is in spring (April-May), summer (June-August), or fall (September-October). Spring season is pleasant across the country, with fewer crowds and temperatures ranging from 55F to 68F (13C to 20C). Temperature can rise up to 84°F (29C) in summer, but it’s still not too hot to keep exploring France. Autumn is warm and cozy, with temperatures between 61°F and 77°F (16C to 25C), where you’ll find vibrant views as the leaves change color. France enjoys mild temperatures, although you can expect some differences between the different regions. There’s a Mediterranean climate in the south and wetter weather in the north. In August summer vacation, most of the country closes down to chase the sunshine in the south. If you’re ok with the cold, winter is one of my preferred times to explore Paris, as there are fewer tourists, yet the restaurants are still active with locals. quick tip 2 million people descend on Lille for its annual flea market and the Christmas Market. If you don’t mind visiting during the rainiest month then it’s also recommended to visit in December.

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Events & Festivals

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