Lille The most Flemish of French cities
Its superior geographical location and transport network make Lille a gateway to Northern Europe. Dynamic and colourful, it is the biggest city in Northern France.
The city in Flanders
Legend has it that Lydéric founded Lisle in the year 640 on the land of the man who murdered his parents, the giant Phinaert. The capital of French Flanders, the name of which appeared in the XIth century, has been a city of industry and commerce throughout history.
Palais des Beaux-arts
Covering 22,000m2 and housing famous collections, the Palais des Beaux-arts is the second biggest museum in
A Flemish city
The Old Quarter of Lille has the most visible examples of the architectural history of the city. Flemish art rubs shoulders with industrial heritage, and the traditional Northern estaminets and cafés serve local specialities in a warm atmosphere so typical of the region.
A whole weekend to hunt for bargains, rummage and haggle at the biggest flea market in
Located on the Deûle ‒ the river open to Europe that crosses