PASSPORT TO LILLE
Discover the best things to do in Lille with our
Personal Favourites selection. Complete your visit with some of the unmissable
highlights Lille has to offer. Plan your outings around current events...
© Mathieu Stanić
Remarkably restored, the flamboyant architecture of the old town, Vieux-Lille,
is captivating. Its facades, with their soft yet bold colours,
emphasise the exuberance and profusion of their decoration. Its 17th-century architectural diversity
acts as an incentive to stroll around, and you need to keep
looking up to appreciate the blend of bricks and stone.
The former stock exchange, built between 1652 and 1653 by Julien Destrée, is
undeniably the most beautiful building in the city. Its courtyard is home
to booksellers, and, in summer, there are tango demonstrations there.