Ten things to do in Lille
Explore the "Capital of Flanders" and its charming Vieux Lille district
The fourth largest university city in France, Lille is a lovely town tucked in the northern part of the country near the border with Belgium. A lively hub with a thriving cultural scene, the capital of the Hauts-de-France region boasts incomparable architectural beauty and historical heritage. From the lavish Baroque buildings of the restored Old Town, the so-called Vieux Lille, to the fascinating 17th-century fortress La Citadelle de Lille, explore the city's best attractions and delve into the history and traditions of this charming Northern-France town. If you visit in September, join the enthralling celebration of the Braderie de Lille, Europe’s largest and most famous flea market, and try the exquisite specialities of the local Belgium-influenced cuisine. Read through our tips on how to make the most of your stay and discover our favourite things to do in Lille.