Flemish, Burgundian, Spanish and then French since Louis XIV, the city of Lille reveals an exceptional heritage. Its historic heart is famous and at every street corner, architectural details and monuments are visible to visitors...
Stroll through the pretty cobbled streets of Vieux-Lille, from Rue de la Clef to Rue Esquermoise or Rue des Arts. Stop at the Grand Place, an emblematic place where you can enjoy a coffee or a local speciality in an estaminet on rue de Gand. Then let yourself be surprised by the impressive contemporary façade of the Notre-Dame de la Treille cathedral or take a cultural trip to the Palais des Beaux-Arts. On sunny days, take a break in the Parc de la Citadelle, the largest green space in the city, with its wood, its fortifications built by Vauban and its amusement park.
Make the most of your stay at the Najeti Hôtel Lille Nord, 7 kilometres from the city centre, to discover this city of a thousand faces.
Discover the Old Lille and let yourself be guided by a walk in its beautiful streets. Starting with the rue de la clef, dating from 1066 and dominated by the Proue building, which will take you to the Place des Patiniers, you will continue your stroll through the rue des Arts, then the rue des Chats Bossus.
Let yourself be enchanted by the charm of the cobblestones and the elaborate facades of the rue Esquermoise. The streets of Vieux Lille are enchanting for the walker, many buildings are classified as Historic Monuments and testify to the richness of the old town.
Located in the heart of the city centre of Lille, this square is the main meeting place for the inhabitants of Lille where you can find the column of the goddess but also during the Christmas period the big wheel, ideal activity to admire the architecture of the buildings.
Around this square, there is a wide choice of restaurants, terraces and emblematic signs such as the Furet du Nord or the Voix du Nord.
And as soon as the festive season approaches, you can discover the big wheel and the Christmas market.
Spread over 110 hectares, the Citadelle Park is the largest green space in Lille. It takes its name from Vauban's Citadelle, which is located at its centre, and from the fortifications built between 1667 and 1670.
The Citadelle Park is a well-known place for the inhabitants of Lille, appreciated for its green picnic areas, its cycle paths, but also its wood with a wellness trail, its amusement park, its tree climbing course and its zoo. For two, with friends or with the family, it is the ideal place to go for a walk to recharge your batteries.
In the heart of the historic centre of Lille, the Notre-Dame de la Treille cathedral is one of the city's major monuments. It is easily recognisable by its surprisingly contemporary façade, which stands out from the neo-Gothic style of the rest of the building.
The stained glass window by Ladislas Kinjo on the façade gives the cathedral a very special light. The crypt houses a centre for sacred art. Self-guided, guided or organised tours of the cathedral are available every day.
This museum is a must for your stay in Lille. With its rich collections of paintings, sculptures and objects from the greatest European artistic movements of the last ten centuries, the Palais des Beaux Arts is the second largest museum in France and is recognised throughout the world.
During a guided or self-guided tour, let yourself be transported by the works presented in the rooms of this superb 19th century building. Young and old alike can also try their hand at various artistic activities such as drawing or sculpture in workshops.