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Lille
Highly recommended
Lille The Essential
Highly recommended
Capital of French Flanders, Lille was also European Capital of Culture in 2004, an opportunity that it grasped to return to the forefront of the French cultural scene. To get a sense of this, head to the Musée des Beaux-Arts or one of the city's more alternative cultural venues, such as the Tripostal or Maisons Folie, and lose yourself in the restored old town. Sample its brasseries and visit September's Grande Braderie, as Lille also likes to party and share its festive spirit...

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Lille
Old Lille
Old Lille
This is the most picturesque part of
120 minutes
Palais des Beaux-Arts
Palais des Beaux-Arts
Built between 1887 and 1892, this summer
180 minutes
Lille Grand'Place (Place du Général de Gaulle)
Lille Grand'Place (Place du Général de Gaulle)
The market square in the Middle Ages,
30 minutes
Old Stock Exchange, Lille
Old Stock Exchange, Lille
This was built in 1652-1653 by Julien
30 minutes
Maison Folie Wazemmes - cultural centre
Maison Folie Wazemmes - cultural centre
The Maison Folie Wazemmes is a former
30 minutes
Birthplace of Charles de Gaulle
Birthplace of Charles de Gaulle
Charles de Gaulle was born here on the
60 minutes