Lille, capital of french Flanders


Country : France

Région : Haut de France

Population : 1 200 000 inhabitants



Lille, the most Flemish of French cities, will seduce you with its colourful architecture and its warm hospitality. In the heart of the old city, the Grand'Place and some neighbourhood as well shows a typical french architecture of this region. Some rows of identical houses, high and narrow, are reflecting the influence of french art, which were developped after the conquest of the city by Louis XIV in 1667. Thanks to its business district and its two train stations (Lille Flanders and Lille Europe) where dozens of TGV per day cross, Lille today revives its magnificence as a capital at the heart of the Europe of trade and exchanges. 



Coming to Lille :

By plane :

- Lesquin airport is located about 10 km south of the city center

It's possible to reach Lille from the airport by bus or taxi

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By train :

- Eurostar from Paris (Gare du Nord), from London (St Pancras) or Brussels (Midi)

- TGV from Paris (Gare du Nord)…


Public transportation :

Download the metro network map

Download the BUS network map

Downloard the tramway network map


Entry formalities :

All the citizens of a European Union country member, of the EEA or of Switzerland, do not need a visa to stay in London. They only need a valid identity card or a passport, still usable 3 months after the return. All the foreign nationals of a European Union country member, of the EEA or of Switzerland and those who possess a residence permit of a European Union country member, need a visa to stay in London. Get some information about administrative formalities and necessary documents to obtain a visa for the United Kingdom to the British embassy or consulate in your country of origin or of residence.

WARNING : information collected on July 11th.

To see the last information updated :


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