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Head to the heart of Lille to experience its warmth and emotion-charged moments. The city offers the chance to admire authentic, typical architecture. You can also enjoy some local sweet specialities in the city centre's welcoming brasseries. Discover our aparthotels in the North and have a pleasant stay in the city of Lille! Take advantage of a variety of services so that you do not need to take care of housekeeping or laundry and get a hearty breakfast made for you. Markets filled with local products, varied museums and cultural entertainment, you will love your stay in this dynamic, enchanting city!
Lille vibrates with a fervent desire to explore new artistic movements and offer a pleasant and sparkling place to live for its inhabitants to have fun and be entertained. You will find many activities which will satisfy all tastes. Whether you are travelling for business, for studies or a holiday, the city of Lille will make a great impression. Meander down the typical streets of Vieux-Lille, Old Lille, or enjoy a stroll in the citadel. See what Flemish architecture is all about and enjoy a chat in a bistro in the centre.
Cultural activities in Lille
You won't be short of ideas for putting some pizazz into your Lille stay! Start with a visit to the Palais des Beaux-Arts to admire the stunning collection of masterpieces by leading names in painting and sculpture. It is one of France's richest museums, and you can see works by Goya, Rubens or even Delacroix. The building housing it is just as remarkable. Then take a look around the Rihour Palace which was commissioned by Philippe Le Bon and is a reminder of the flamboyant Gothic style. Head to the Grand Place at the foot of the Fontaine de la Déesse, the Goddess' Fountain. This is where everyone gets together! It gives you the chance to admire the beauty of Flemish architecture. Opposite the fountain, the Vieille Bourse (the Old Stock Exchange) awaits, with its booksellers and summer tango demonstrations. Then get lost on the streets of Old Lille which have been wonderfully restored.
Leisure activities in Lille
For some shopping, try the Euralille shopping centre which is very close to the stations and the business district. For a breath of fresh air and to keep the kids happy, visit the animals in the Parc de la Citadelle. Covering 50 hectares, it is home to some 400 animals. Then stroll along the Deule and try some climbing, speleology or canoeing. To watch arthouse cinema or the latest releases, opt for an evening at the Majestic, an intimate cinema in the city centre. Fancy trying some regional products and exotic flavours? Take the time to discover the famous market of Wazemmes. It is a subtle blend of North African influences and local culture. There you'll find fresh and tasty products.