"Summer in Lille" Lille by Oana_bic

Lille Travel Guide: 429 reviews and 1,103 photos

One hour from Paris, close enough to Belgium to go clubbing, Lille is small & lovely, theres plenty of history, brilliant beer & mussels.
I spent in Lille 3 months summer time - the most quiet period for the city due to students holidays.
A full tour should cover:
- the Citadel, as one of the best examples of the military architecture
- La Vieille Bourse (the old stock exchange building), a remmant of the Spanish occupation, combined with French and Flemish style
- The Grand Place, a highlight of the Lille and its Goddess, a symbol of the resistance against the Austrians
- Porte de Paris (Paris gate)
- Monnaie Street, where coins were made.
- Palais Rihour, old living place of the Dukes of Burgundy

  • Last visit to Lille: Oct 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2007 at 12:30 PM

    Nice page on Lille. Looks like a great place for a weekend break.

  • lamsterz's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2006 at 7:41 AM

    Lille rocks. Great tips!

  • tpal's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2005 at 6:58 AM

    Hi Joanna, Nice job on this page. Unfortunately I think my clubbing days are mostly over but the town looks great. Carol and I are planning a trip to France next year...thanks for the early tour...Tom

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