Lille may be one of the smaller cities in France with a population of 200 000 inhabitants, but it definitely has a lot to offer. It is a major city of France’s northern Hauts-de-France region, just slightly east of Belgium. Lille is known for its incredible historical center, which showcases its Flemish history. It only became a part of France in 1667, when it was invaded by Louis XIV. With the growth of the coal mining and textile industries during the late 18th, early 19th, and early 20th centuries in Europe, Lille saw economic prosperity.
If you’re looking to take a walk around this marvelous city, a great place to start is at la Place Louise de Bettignies and Rue de la Monnaie. There you will see many beautiful facades and gables. The old city is charming as well, with great places to grab a coffee or a meal – you will love the cafes and restaurants that Lille has to offer.
A must visit in Lille is the Palais des Beaux-Arts. After the Louvre in Paris, it is France’s largest general-interest museum. Masterpieces by master artists like Claude Monet, Auguste Rodin, Eugene Delacroix, Pablo Picasso, and Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens are included in the collection.
Are you looking for a city with a great nightlife? Well, Lille has that too. Since Lille is a university city with over 150 000 students who live and party there, it has a vibrant nightlife. But don’t worry, you do not have to be a student to party in Lille – we are certain that no matter your age, you will enjoy your evening in this incredible city.
The best way to explore such an amazing place as Lille, is to take a tour with a knowledgeable and fun guide that will make sure you get the most out of your trip. Check out what we have to offer!