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Things to do in Lille

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“Mon endroit préféré pour courir! Au printemps/été visite du zoo. My favorite place to run! From spring to early autumn you can also access to the city zoo.”
  • 129 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It is very close to the appartment and is the second biggest museum in France outside of Paris.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Old train station transformed into a multi-cultural arts center with a bar and restaurant. Nice terrace for sunny days. Always lots of action, exhibits, and concerts going on here. ”
  • 129 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“This is the old town with its small houses, Hôtels particuliers and narrow streets. Until 1980's this part of Lille was full of bordels, prostitutes and drug addict since the oldest part of town. After an ambitious program of urbanism renewal, the Vieux-Lille has been the most trendy and upscale area of Lille. You will find the most expensive shops and boutiques there as well as magnificient ancient architecture. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Zoo
“Lille Zoo houses more than 70 species of animal, from the five continents, of which 75% are are threatened with extinction in their natural habitat. Open every day from 10:00 to 17:00.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A 1 arret de tram. Centre commercial avec Carrefour, boutiques shopping, Burger king, Boulangerie Paul...”
  • 37 locals recommend
Plaza
“Place centrale de Lille, elle rassemble différents styles de construction fruit de l'histoire de la ville de Lille”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bakery
“L'un des meilleurs pâtisserie de Lille. Un lieux incontournable pour prendre le thé tout en se régalant.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Establishment
“Un lieu inoubliable pour les amoureux du lyrique et pour ceux qui aimeront à apprécier...”
  • 25 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“This covered market and the neighboring area is the best place for food. Wine, beer, cheese, meat, bread... you name it.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Estaminet
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“The best typical restaurant you can found on Lille. Don't forget to book it!”
  • 75 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Nice museum with interesting exhibits. Permanent collection of Flemmish art. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bakery
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“ Where the famous and original "Merveilleux of Lille", a delicious pastry, is made. They even opened a store in NYC !”
  • 64 locals recommend
Book Store
“The Fine Arts Museum, with his exhibitions, and the famous "Plans Reliefs" in its underground. Part of the museum is free.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bar
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“"Rue de la soif". Translation: The street of thirst. Basically, a street full of bars, clubs, and kebabs. Lots of students go out here. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The National History and Geology has existed since for more thqn 150 years, installed since the beginning of the XX century. ”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top-rated experiences

Top restaurants

Bakery
“L'un des meilleurs pâtisserie de Lille. Un lieux incontournable pour prendre le thé tout en se régalant.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Estaminet
“The best typical restaurant you can found on Lille. Don't forget to book it!”
  • 75 locals recommend
Hostel
“The bar downstairs of this youth hostel is super cool with loads of different local beers to try !”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
“Best beer selection in Lille. Considered as one of the top 20 bars in the world. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
“Restaurant cozy, un peu caché, avec une jolie cour. À la carte des plats régionnaux "à la bonne franquette" avec des prix abordables. Service assez copieux et équipe très sympa ! (très bon welsh, et bonne carbonnade également)”
  • 33 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“L'une des meilleurs pizzeria de Lille. Ambiance Napolitaine, et produits d’Italie. Leu secret : Une pâte qui repose 24 heures, et un four en pierre.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Hotel
“ Au printemps 2010, le groupe Barrière inaugurait son nouveau complexe de loisirs implanté dans le quartier d'Euralille. Depuis lors, l'Hôtel Casino Barrière offre à ses visiteurs les activités majeures du Groupe : le jeu, l'hôtellerie, la restauration et le spectacle.”
  • 6 locals recommend

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