Find the not to be missed sights of Lille
Created in the 1990s following the construction of the Lille-Europe station and the LGV-Nord, Euralille is the third business district in France after La Défense (Paris) and La Part-Dieu (Lyon). Located geographically at the crossroads of three of the major European capitals such as London, Brussels and Paris, it is an important crossing point. Several infrastructures make up this space: besides one of the biggest shopping centers of France,there is not only a casino,conference centers, cafes, parks, a zenith but also cultural places, schools, residences and offices. Just 5 minutes walk from your Kyriad Lille Center Gares hotel, you will discover a wide choice of shops (125 in total!) Such as HM, Nature Txtamp; Discoveries or Kiko. Food establishments such as HD Diner or Wok Txtamp; Sushi, and brands such as Paul and Columbus Café. Renovated since 2015, the shopping center has been given a 4-star rating by an external audit firm, proof of the quality of its service in the field of shopping. Looking towards the future, with consideration of issues of sustainable development, you will be able to make your purchases in a dynamic and responsible complex!
The Lille Grand'Place, historical, cultural and architectural center of the city, is made up of buildings commemorating its past and most of which are listed in the inventory of historic monuments. In its center, the column of the Goddess was installed in 1845 to recall the resistance to the Austrian siege of 1792. You will also discover three bronze graces, overlooking the La Voix du Nord building (the local newspaper), symbolizing the three former provinces of the region: Flanders, Artois and Hainaut. This eight-story house has a typical Flemish architecture, with a so-called "no sparrows" roof (the triangular upper part of a building whose end is cut into steps). Before returning to your Kyriad Lille Center Gares hotel, stroll along the side of the Old Stock Exchange, a sumptuous reminder of the commercial past of the city. Composed of 24 houses surrounding an inner courtyard, it now houses bookshops, shops and florists... Note the profusion of caryatids adorning the pilasters. Opposite, the théâtre du Nord, former guardhouse of the eighteenth century, presents a classical triangular pediment with the sun of Louis XIV and, on either side, the coat of arms of France and Lille.
Opened in 1994, Lille Grand Palais welcomes you all year round with both public and professional programs. Located in the heart of the lilloise metropolis, it was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, who is also responsible for the Euralille urban project, a few steps away. From your Kyriad Lille Centre hotel, ask about the events on offer; perhaps you can find happiness there. Contemporary art fairs like Art Up!, where 28000 art buffs at the wedding lounge, through to thematic evenings aimed at raising the general public's awareness of current affairs or health issues, Lille Grand Palais actively participates in the economic and cultural dynamism of the city, making Lille a major European metropolis In total, three fully modular spaces are available: the convention center, the exhibition center and the Zenith Arena. If you want to organize an event (a workshop, a graduation, a conference, etc.) without any idea about where to start, the team of the complex will offer to submit a project online to give you guidance on how to proceed. This support is based on expertise in the field of more than 20 years of experience.