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If you’re heading to northern France there’s no better place to be than Lille! Start planning your holiday in Lille with cheap flights to Lesquin International Airport (XDB) onboard Air France, Flybe or British Airways.
Lille is a buzzing city, especially in summer when the city is alive with festivals, events and exhibitions. Book your flights to Lille at least 2-3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. Summer is the busiest time to visit, so expect flights and hotel prices to go up at that time.
Direct flights to Lille take 1 hour 25 minutes from London.
Lille is a gorgeous city in Northern France with plenty on offer for the cultural addicts. Hugging the banks of the Deûle River, Lille lies just on the border with Belgium so you get the best of both worlds: amazing French food and some equally amazing Belgium beers.
La Vieille Bourse: Located right between two pretty squares, Place du Général-de-Gaulle and Place du Théâtre, this old commercial exchange still plays a main role in the happenings of the city. In the courtyard take the chance to shop the market and browse the book stalls.
La Braderie: If you need an excuse to rent a car and come to Lille in September, here it is. This annual street fair attracts millions for its parties, markets and mussels served with chips and beer.
Citadelle: While a bit outside the city centre, a trip to the city’s citadel is a must to see this example of French military architecture, designed by Vauban under the reign of Louis the Fourteenth.
Find more information on Lille Tourism.
Lille has a number of hotels for visitors to choose from, mostly located in the city centre. For the budget travellers, try the HI Hostel and if you’re after something with a bit more luxury, the Alliance Lille will certainly suit your tastes.