Even if your stay in Lille only short, there are a few spots that are simply unmissable. Take a stroll through Lille’s old town, and fall in love with its old, red brick town houses. Next, head to the awesome Grand'Place, ringed by classic Flemish façades. You’ll also find one of the city’s most beautiful landmarks there: the Vieille Bourse. Nowadays, its inner courtyard is occupied by second-hand booksellers and chess players. Make sure the vast collections at the Palais des Beaux-Arts are also on your list — it’s one of the largest art museums in France. After resting up at a Première Classe hotel, chill out in the Parc de la Citadelle.
A week-long vacation is the perfect amount of time to really enjoy what Lille has got to offer. Visit the Palais Rihour, one of the city’s last remaining Gothic buildings and now home to its tourist office. Next up, head to Gare Saint-Sauveur, a must-see cultural space that has always got a modern art exhibition, gig, film screening or evening event on the go. Last but not least, soak up the city’s warm, friendly atmosphere by visiting Wazemmes market: one of the largest in France. During your stay, the Première Classe hotels of Lille and the surrounding areas are the perfect place to lay your head for not a lot.
For a successful family stay in Lille, don’t miss a visit to the Natural History Museum, where your kids will be taken on a fascinating journey through the natural world. In the geology section, they’ll be amazed to discover the history of the earth, life, and early man. At the Forum des Science in Villeneuve d’Ascq, you’ll get to explore exhibitions and take part in workshops based on major scientific discoveries. Lastly, the grounds of the Château de Robersart in Wambrechies are the perfect place for you and your family to chill out before heading back to rest up in your Première Classe hotel.