Our host town: Lille

Only one hour from Paris, 35 minutes from Brussels and 80 minutes from London, Lille could have lived in the shadow of ots illustrious neigbors. However, without complex, it improves and displays its difference !

Flemish, Burgundy and the Spanish befor becoming French, Lille owns an exceptional architectural heritage. Merchant since the Middle Ages, citadel under Louis XIV, industrious in the nineteenth and ambitious in the twentieth century, the city preserves the vestiges of this past, while looking towards the future.

While the district of Euralille is a concentrate of architectural audacities signed Rem Koolhaas, Jean Nouvel or Christian de Portzamparc, the area of Lille Sud became "Maisons de Mode".

European Capital of Culture in 2004, Lille is now a reference in this sector. In large prestigious museums or alternative art centers, from the Opera to the numerous theaters to the national orchestra of Lille, culture is lived and shared every day. Lille will be the World Design Capital in 2020.

Proud of its festive and gatsronomic traditions, the Haut-de-France capital remains a city with a human dimension, where breathe the generosity and warmth of the people of the North. Strong of this singularity, it offers visitors a tasty mixture of Flamish joviality end French elegance, in the heart of the youngest region of France !

Surprising, unexpected, visionary, creative, but also audacious, Lille captivates and enthuses its guests by its contrasts.

Welcome to Lille! For further information: www.lilletourism.com