Located in the north of France, Lille is a city which has transformed from glum to glam in the space of a few decades. With a strong Flemish influence, Lille effortlessly combines its quaint old town origins with upmarket shopping, bustling nightlife, exquisite dining and three well-regarded museums. Easily accessible from London, Paris and Brussels via fast train, the friendly city of Lille makes an excellent weekend destination for anyone wishing to explore an under-rated city on the up.


What you’ll love most about Lille

  • Delve into the rich history of Lille at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, home to an impressive collection of art spanning centuries, where masterpieces by renowned artists invite you to explore the city’s cultural heritage
  • Stroll through the charming streets of Vieux Lille, adorned with elegant Flemish architecture and bustling with trendy boutiques and cosy cafes, offering a perfect blend of old-world charm and modern sophistication
  • Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Wazemmes Market, a melting pot of cultures and flavours, where vendors hawk everything from fresh produce to exotic spices, enticing you to sample local delicacies and hunt for unique treasures
  • Ascend the belfry of the Vieille Bourse for panoramic views of Lille’s skyline, dotted with historic landmarks and verdant parks, providing a picturesque backdrop for your exploration of this dynamic French city
  • Experience the thrill of Les Braderies, Europe’s largest flea markets, where bargain hunters and collectors flock to browse through a myriad of stalls selling antiques, vintage clothing, and quirky trinkets, promising a treasure trove of discoveries
  • Attend the colourful Grande Braderie de Lille, a festive celebration of food, music, and culture that transforms the city into a bustling party scene, with street performers, live bands, and mouth-watering local specialties lining the streets for miles

Where to Book

  • Republic Square in Lille, Northern France

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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