The capital of Hauts-de-France, Lille is a magnificent city in northern France. Its historic roots are evident everywhere, from the old town’s Flemish architecture to the 19th-century Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille museum of art. Thousands of students reside in Lille, and its nightlife is vibrant—pedestrian-friendly roads are lined with pubs, microbreweries, and live music venues.

Lille is also host to a grand flea market, Braderie de Lille. Millions flock to the annual event to visit street stalls hawking everything from furniture to artwork. While there, indulge in a plate of moules-frites, Lille’s signature dish of mussels and fries.

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  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Lille

    Things to do after dinner in Lille abound in this youthful university town with an active nightlife scene, from bars and clubs to casinos to public squares and historic neighbourhoods. Here, you can take a romantic walk along walkable avenues lined with buildings dating back hundreds of years. You can party all night as DJs spin the latest EDM tunes,...

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  • Lille Travel Essentials

    Our Lille Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Hauts-de-France. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Lille-Lesquin International Airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do...

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