Travel guide - Lille

Well known for its giat flea market or Grande Braderie which brings thousands of visitors to Lille every year from all over France and Europe, Lille has a strong historical heritage thanks to its medieval past.|

On your visit to Lille, start with the tourist sights sight as the City Hall and Belfry in Lille which will charm you with their Baroque and Flemish flair. Then stop off at the Old Stock Exchange in Lille which also hosts tango evenings in the inner courtyard on Sunday evenings throughout the summer!

But you don't need to wait for the summer if you are looking for music and dancing: Lille hosts many lively concerts and shows all year round. The Clef de soleil festival is all about classical music concerts while the Paradis Artificiels festival explores all genres related to rock music. The Contemporary Latitudes Festival will delight fans of dance.

If you are visiting Lille with the family, don't miss the Great Circus Festival in Lille and be sure to stop off at the Zoological Park in Lille.

Try some of the culinary specialities of the North of France: head to the Culinary Desires Fair… and discover gastronomic Lille at a rather unusual event: the Louche d'Or, ("golden ladle") International Soup Festival.

Discover art in Lille by paying a visit to the Palace of Fine Arts and for European contemporary art, don't miss the Lille Art Up which reminds us that Lille is at a crossroads of Europe. Located less than an hour from Paris and Brussels and an hour and a half from London, Lille is indeed a crossroads of multiple horizons: enjoy them all!

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