The capital of Hauts-de-France, Lille is a magnificent city in northern France. Its historic roots are evident everywhere, from the old town’s Flemish architecture to the 19th-century Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille museum of art. Thousands of students reside in Lille, and its nightlife is vibrant—pedestrian-friendly roads are lined with pubs, microbreweries, and live music venues.

    Lille is also host to a grand flea market, Braderie de Lille. Millions flock to the annual event to visit street stalls hawking everything from furniture to artwork. While there, indulge in a plate of moules-frites, Lille’s signature dish of mussels and fries.

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      Lille is a major city of northern France famed for being an important cultural and commercial hub, and for its historical centre. Established in the Middle Ages, Lille sits a few kilometres east of the border with Belgium. The city therefore blends French and Flemish influences in its cuisine, architecture and bike culture. The best things to do in Lille...

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      Our Lille Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Hauts-de-France. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Lille-Lesquin International Airport to my hotel? What currency and type...

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