Greater Lille is certainly nothing if not a veritable temple of culture, but it’s also a particularly pleasant place for shopping and lots of other activities!
Above all, Lille boasts a succession of typical architectural glories for visitors to enjoy, such as the Grand Place, the Belfry, the Opera House, the old Stock Exchange, the Hospice Comtesse, the old Vieux Lille quarter, the modern Euralille quarter and more besides…
You can even take a tour of them all in a good old traditional 2CV!
The city boasts a multitude of shops selling clothes and foodstuffs, and there’s also the huge Wazemmes market in the Place de la Nouvelle Aventure where the fragrance of the flowers combines with the aromas of all the fruits.
For a good bargain or two be sure to spend some time in Roubaix :
For something a bit closer to Nature, Mosaic, the Garden of Cultures is a veritable place of pure enchantment.
And attention all golfers, the Golf de Merignies offers you a warm welcome!
Finally, bear in mind that the region has a wealth of sites associated with war and remembrance, such as the Fromelles memorial and the Seclin Fort.