The Grand Place is undoubtedly an essential place for your stay in Lille. In the centre of the Grand Place, also known as the Place du Général de Gaulle, is the Column of the Goddess, a monument inaugurated in 1845 and now surrounded by a fountain basin.
There are a large number of bars, restaurants and shops all around this iconic monument.
Take advantage of your stay in Lille to visit the superb Palais des Beaux-Arts, one of the richest museums in France, housed in a magnificent 19th century building.
Let yourself be impressed by its collections of paintings, sculptures and objects such as ancient coins and seal dies during a guided or self-guided tour through its many rooms. The Palais des Beaux Arts houses works from the most important European artistic movements of the last ten centuries.
Workshops are organised to introduce young and old to different activities such as painting, drawing or sculpture.
Discovering Lille's old town means strolling through its old cobbled streets with their colourful names. You can go through the rue des Chats Bossus and stroll through the rue Esquermoise before joining the rue de Gand to admire the panoramic view of the Notre Dame de la Treille Cathedral. And in summer, the latter becomes pedestrianised!
The streets of Vieux Lille offer shopping, art and excellent restaurants.