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Lille Office de tourisme
Place Rihour Lille
59800

Tel:+33 (0)3 20 21 94 21
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A walk through Vieux Lille will make you question whether you are still in France for there is a distinctly Flemish feel at play here.  Lille's Flemish influence is most clearly seen in the ornate Bourse or stock exchange with its 24 buildings and book market which is held in the courtyard on Tues-Sat and Sunday mornings.  To the rich merchants who constructed the brick residences surrounding the Bourse in the 17th century, all things Flemish were synonymous with style and wealth.

Lille has always been known for it heavy industry.  However, there is little evidence of this today with high-tech industry now occupying the modern commercial quarter.  As a result, Lille has an exciting buzz to it, a modern driverless train, the vast Euralille shopping centre, two great art museums and plenty of stylish shops, cafes and restaurants.

What to See - Lille Attractions

Le 30
30 rue de Paris, Lille 59800
live jazz, blues and Latin American music played here
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Fri & Sat nights (from 10h30) | Tel: +33 (0)3 20 30 15 54

Nouveau Siecle concert hall
30 place Pierre Mendes-France, Lille 59800
classical concerts performed here
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)3 20 12 82 40

Cinema Metropole
26 rue des Ponts des Comines, Lille 59800
nondubbled films are shown here
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)3 20 15 92 23

Braderie de Lille
the whole city, Lille 59800
Lille's famous flea market which dates back to the middle Middle Ages
| Opening Times: first weekend of Sep

Beffroi
Place Roger Salengro, Lille 59800
the art-deco town hall has a high belfry for views out over Lille and beyond
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)3 20 49 50 00

Citadelle
Lille 59800
visit the outer ramparts of Vauban's great military fortress

Musee d'Art Moderne du Nord
Villeneuve d'Asq 59650
a truly first-class museum with works by Braque, Miro, Leger, Picasso, Modigliani & other artists
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 20 19 68 68

Musee Charles de Gaulle
Rue de St-Andre, Lille 59800
visit the birthplace of France's legendary president
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Fri (pms) | Tel: +33 (0)3 28 38 12 05

Forum des Sciences, Centre Francois Mitterand
1 Place de L'Hotel de Ville, Villeneuve d'Asq 59650
a centre devoted to helping you understand the world of science and technology
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Fri & Sat + Sun pms | Tel: +33 (0)3 20 19 36 00

Musee des Beaux Arts
Pl de la Republique, Lille 59800
a superb art collection including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, Delacroix, Courbet and others
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Sun, Mon pm | Tel: +33 (0)3 20 06 78 00

Château de Flers
Chemin du Chat Botte, Villeneuve d'Asq 59650
a 17th century château which now houses an archaeological museum
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)3 20 43 55 75

Hospice Comtesse
32 rue de la Monnaie, Lille 59800
a former hospital and poorhouse which has been given over to a museum of Lille tapestries, ceramics, ancient musical instruments and 17th - 18th century paintings
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Sun, Mon pm | Tel: +33 (0)3 28 36 84 00