"Lille, Capital of French Flandres" Top 5 Page for this destination Lille by Helga67

Lille Travel Guide: 388 reviews and 940 photos

300 years ago Lille was a rich and important city in Flandres (Belgium). Now, Lille is the capital of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, the most northern province in France.

The influence of those two countries can be found on every corner of this charming city. Beautiful Flemish and French architecture, local Flemish cooking, great Belgian beers ... it's an exceptional city that you just have to visit one day.


  • Last visit to Lille: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 24, 2005
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Nice page

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    Nice tips from your visit to Lille in 2004. I went to Lille last October for the first time and liked it very much.

  • codrutz's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2008 at 3:11 AM

    Good tips thanks

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2008 at 4:19 AM

    Alle wegen leiden naar Ghent, met of zonder P. Greetz and happy weekend Helga

  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2007 at 2:47 PM

    We're spending two days in Lille this weekend. It looks like a lovely city with plenty to see. I like the sound of the Flemish food in La Vieille.

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2006 at 8:34 AM

    Wonderful exciting architecture!! View of place du Generalle De Gaulle is fantastic!!

  • myriam_c's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2005 at 1:58 PM

    Thanks for your comment on my Lille page. Bij ons tripje twee weken geleden zijn we thuis vertrokken in de regen. Gaandeweg werd het beter en beter en op één plensbui na net na onze lunch op een leuk terras is het de hele dag zonnig en warm geweest.

  • benidormone's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2004 at 11:27 PM

    Lille is a very nice city with beautiful old buildings and also some very modern, Lile has it all!!!

  • filipdebont's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2004 at 9:12 AM

    Leuke Lille page (of rijsel zoals ze hier zeggen, Jaja veel Vlaamser kan een Franse stad haast niet zijn. Een toffe stad om te bezoeken en om te gaan winkelen.

  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2004 at 9:42 AM

    I went earlier this year to the Rubens exhibition. Lille is always great visiting. Nice shopping too.

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