Lille is within touching distance of the Belgian border and it always enchants visitors with its history and traditional architecture. The European Capital of Culture 2004, Lille welcomes you for your cheap holiday. Get the best out of your holidays in Lille with our tips for unmissable visits near our three hotels.
Plunging into the past
At 104m tall, this clock tower used to warn the city of approaching danger and now offers spectacular views over the city and surrounding countryside. It was constructed by Émile Dubuisson entirely from concrete and red brick.
The peak of artistic achievement
Old Lille seems to have emerged from past centuries without a scratch. The regal residences lining its streets mostly date from the 17th century. Their ochre façades give visitors the impression that they have stepped back into the past.
Rendez-vous on the Grand-Place
Visit Lille’s opera house – it’s not far from your cheap ibis hotel. This neo-Classical building was constructed in the early 20th century and was modelled on Paris’ Palais Garnier. Its programme of events is varied. You’ll be thrilled to explore its staircases, foyer, auditorium and more.
Signed by Vauban
As the location for all kinds of events, Grand’Place (or Place du Général-de-Gaulle) has existed since the Middle Ages. It has important buildings such as the Vieille Bourse. Thousands of visitors come to its famous ‘Braderie’ car boot sale every year.
A visit to the citadel is a great part of anyone’s cheap holidays in Lille. This star-shaped fort was designed by French master Vauban and is now ringed by a park and zoo. You won’t be able to resist a quiet stroll through the city’s best green space.