Lille, the ancient capital of Flanders, is so full of surprises that with only a weekend, you’ll have to choose carefully. Enjoy discovering its wealth of heritage by starting with a visit to Old Lille and its Main Square lined with quintessentially Flemish architecture. Also not to be missed is the Old Stock Exchange, and the town hall and its bell tower, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, enjoy Flemish culinary specialties in an Old Lille restaurant: potjevleesch, waterzoï, and more. The next day, plan on exploring the Palace of Fine Arts.
A full week’s stay in Lille will allow you to explore the other neighborhoods in the the capital of Nord-Pas-de-Calais. The citadel, built by Vauban in the 17th century, brings you back to the time when the commune was a garrison. The Euralille district invites you to admire its architecture with futuristic flair. Don’t forget to plan an afternoon at La Piscine, the Roubaix Museum of Art and Industry, which pays homage both to Art Deco and the city's industrial past. In the evening, find your Kyriad hotel for a relaxing night.
A family trip to Lille has something to offer for everyone. After a tour of the Old Lille, roam the Botanical Gardens. Opened in 1948, they span 10 hectares and feature an equatorial greenhouse. Also explore the 60 acres of the Bois de Boulogne, close to the citadel. The children can also marvel at the 300 animals of the Lille Zoo and take a ride on the year-round carousel. The entire family will enjoy the Natural History and Geology Museum and its rare and diverse collections. Then extend your getaway at one of ourKyriad hotels in Villeneuve d'Ascq