Travel by Eurostar and experience the most enjoyable holidays ever. After reaching Lille you will get tourist information at Palais Rihouron and from there you can easily get city tour buses with video and audio guide.Lille is a home to many wonderful museums and galleries, and if you’re into the arts and culture, then you’re likely to have a wonderful time exploring the wide variety of architecture, rich culture and gastronomy the museums.
Sightseeing in Lille
While exploring Lille, you can refresh yourself by having cakes and pastry at La Pâtisserie Meert one of the famous pastry shop and tea room (located at 27 rue Esquermoise, near Place du General de Gaulle). Its specialty is in its homemade waffles filled with Madagascar vanilla and Charles de Gaulle’s favorite tea-room.
Things To Do in Lille
It has some of the best museums and galleries –
* Including a converted art deco swimming pool, La Vieille Bourse is the city’s finest building made in about 1652
* L’Opéra (the Theatre) opened in 1923, its interior and exterior are very beautifully done, which is worth visiting.
* Cathedrale Notre Dame de la Treille is a Catholic cathedral next to Place Gilleson.
* The Musée des Beaux Arts is considered to be one of the finest art museums in France and many more, all of which make for excellent sightseeing.
Restaurants in Lille
For food there are over 2,500 bars and restaurants catering to all tastes within your budgets. Seafood is a local specialty. The famous pastry shop at La Pâtisserie Meert and Charles de Gaulle’s favorite tea-room.
Lille is also called as beer capital of France where you will get several good locally brewed varieties. So, have Lille’s delicious local cuisine, centered with sea food and rich sauces. For the sweet lovers, one must definitely go for ice-creams as Lille is counted as best for its ice-creams in the world.
Shopping in Lille
Lille is a large indoor Shopping centre, located near to the Eurostar train station. It includes over 140 shops on two levels.Every Sunday morning Marché du Wazemmes street market takes place.
The Braderie is a large street market in Old Lille, held on the first weekend of September (all day on Saturday and Sunday, ending at midnight on Sunday). It is Europe’s largest flea market, which have 10,000 stalls and more than 1 million visitors.
Christmas Market in Lille
In late November and late December Christmas market is held in Place Rihour having about 80 different stalls, very famous market with special late night opening.
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