Social program and touristic information
Lille has a very nice city centre, excellently suited for a city trip. Most of the sights can be combined in a walking tour.
La Vieille Bourse (1653).
Right between two picturesque squares, Place du Général-de-Gaulle and Place du Théâtre, this former commercial exchange still plays a central part in the life of the city. You may find booksellers and flower markets in the inner court.
The main square, Place du Général-de-Gaulle
Better known as the "Grand'place", has many lovely historic houses, like the neo-Flemish headquarters of local newspaper La Voix du Nord, and a fountain with the statue of a goddess, "la Grande Déesse" (1843).
The oldest neighbourhood : Le Vieux Lille
Take a stroll through the old quarter of the city, known as Vieux Lille, and enjoy the quiet, cobble-stone streets, the variety of stylish designer shops, gourmet restaurants, and the modern Cathédrale Notre Dame de la Treille. More notable streets like Rue de la Monnaie and Rue Esquermoise are definitely worth the trip.
Musée des Beaux-Arts,
a famed museum covering European art from 15th - 20th century.
How to get around
Lille has two subway lines that connect the centre of the city with several suburbs. It also has many bus lines that go throughout the city and two lines of cable trains that go to Roubaix and Tourcoing which are other important cities of the region.
Find all touristic information on the tourism office of Lille website: