Lille for you to enjoy
More than 2200 shops
await you in the city centre to make your stay in Lille a wonderful experience. Their diversity means they’ll meet all your desires for an enjoyable experience. A varied range of shops is on offer in the heart of each of Lille’s neighbourhoods, in the pedestrian streets, in Euralille, and at the markets of Old Lille and Wazemmes.
Extend your visit by discovering more than 10 centuries of history in Lille, a city dotted with outstanding monuments. In turn Flemish, Burgundian and then Spanish before becoming French under Louis XIV, the city offers unique architecture, the result of these successive influences. Stop on the terrace to admire this mixture and enjoy one of the typical Flemish specialities as you listen to the Chamber of Commerce's belfry chime. Stroll through the maze of cobbled streets of Old Lille
and take in the sights, around the Grand'Place
lined with its multicoloured carved facades, and up to the futuristic towers of Euralille
, the work of some of the greatest contemporary architects. Visit Vauban’s "Queen of the Citadels
", the Art Deco town hall
and its Unesco World Heritage-listed belfry
, or the industrial brownfield sites redeveloped as cultural manufacturing zones.
Lille's museums also have plenty of surprises in store, from masterpieces by Rubens, Goya, Delacroix and Rodin to the Palace of Fine Arts
, local history and traditions in the former Countess Hospice
and zoological collections at the Natural History Museum