History, heritage and lifestyle in Flanders



people walking on street near brown and white concrete building during daytime
people walking on street near brown and white concrete building during daytime

Lille: a city rich in history and heritage

Lille, in the north of France, is a city that has seen many influences over the centuries. In turn Flemish, Burgundian and Spanish, it finally became French under the reign of Louis XIV. This eventful history is reflected in its exceptional architectural heritage.

The charm of Old Lille

Take a stroll through the picturesque narrow streets of Vieux Lille and you'll be transported back in time. The colourful facades of the half-timbered houses and the small cobbled squares will immerse you in an authentic atmosphere. Don't miss a visit to the magnificent Grand Place, with its UNESCO World Heritage-listed belfry.

A city in constant evolution

Lille is also a modern and dynamic city. The futuristic towers of Euralille bear witness to its economic development and its openness to the world. You can go shopping in the many luxury boutiques or relax in one of the trendy cafés.

Gastronomy to discover

Lille is renowned for its rich and varied gastronomy. Be sure to try the local specialities, such as the famous Flemish carbonade or moules-frites. For an authentic experience, head to one of the estaminets, small typical restaurants where you can sample traditional dishes in a friendly atmosphere.

An unusual gala evening

To complete your Lille programme, don't miss our gala evening "Barbecue Garden Party". In a superb country residence, you can enjoy a convivial evening over a delicious barbecue. A warm atmosphere and idyllic setting guaranteed!

An active discovery of the city centre

For an unusual experience, we also offer you the chance to explore the city centre in a 2CV. Drive this iconic car and discover Lille's hidden treasures. You'll be accompanied by a guide who will show you the city's most interesting places while telling you all about its history. Lille is a city full of surprises.

With its architectural heritage, tasty cuisine and original activities, you're sure to have an unforgettable stay in this charming city. So don't hesitate, come and discover Lille and let yourself be seduced by its unique atmosphere!