Planning to explore the capital of Flanders during a leisure or business trip? Stay in one of our Première Classe budget hotels in Lille or the surrounding area.
Find the not to be missed sights of Lille
Euralille, a business and cultural center. From your Première Classe Lille Center hotel, enjoy an afternoon shopping in the Euralille shopping center. Created in the mid-90s and located at the crossroads of three major European cities (Paris, London and Brussels), just a stone's throw from the LGV-Nord station, it is a dynamic crossing point where you will find a host of shops and restaurants such as Calzedonia and Adidas, Starbucks and Burger King. Place Primark, officially opened at the end of 2016, as well as Les Tables d'Euralille, a selection of five thematic restaurants showcasing world cuisine, enhance the offer of this shopping complex and make it a great place to shop. In the heart of the business district, there is also a theater, casino and concert hall. L’Aéronef presents an eclectic program, ranging from Arcadian to Femi Kuti and Les Négresses vertes. After a short shopping spree, you can make a detour through Lille3000 where Le Tripostal, a former mail sorting office, now converted into a cultural venue, offers contemporary art exhibitions, dating back to "Lille 2004, European Capital of Culture".
The Grand'Place de Lille, a charming architectural ensemble. Situated in the heart of the city center, the Grand'Place, also known as Place du Général de Gaulle (Charles de Gaulle was born in Lille in 1890), is a pleasant place to have a coffee. Used as a market in the Middle Ages, it sometimes hosts festive events such as combats between knights. The market is well-known among the people of Lille and is the heart of the Lille street market every year in September. Three important monuments can be found there: in the center, the column of the Goddess commemorates the siege of Lille by the Austrians in 1792. It was created in 1845 by Théophile Bra, to whom we also owe two bas-reliefs on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The Vieille Bourse, which is made up of 24 identical houses around an arcaded courtyard, is an architectural masterpiece, considered to be the most beautiful monument in the city. Continue your tour by admiring the classical facade of the Théâtre du Nord, located on the site of the former Grand'Garde, built in 1717. You will also notice the sun of Louis XIV, carved into a triangular frontispiece, and the coats of arms of France and Lille on either side. A timeless setting, just a five-minute walk from your Première Classe Lille Center hotel.
Lille Grand Palais is a popular destination for business tourism. Only a quarter of an hour's walk from your Première Classe hotel in Lille, Lille Grand Palais will organize your events (gala evenings, product launches, meetings, fashion shows, symposiums, workshops, seminars, etc.) in a building that can accommodate more than 20,000 people at the same time! Not far from Lille's two train stations, it is located at the crossroads of the capital cities of Paris, London and Brussels, and as such benefits from a unique vitality. There are three structures in the event park: the Palais des Congrès, the exhibition center and the Zenith Arena. Each of these spaces is fully modular and each can be reserved for private use and adapted to suit the specific needs of your projects. For the past twenty years, Lille Grand Palais has organized more than 300 events every year. With a program of events aimed at both the general public and professionals (apprenticeship and work-linked training fair, job fair, etc.), it offers to support your projects by providing quality expertise and know-how. Its team also offers sustainable development solutions around its events, in order to promote an eco-responsible approach (such as offering regional seasonal products, in conjunction with allocated service providers and suppliers, etc.): a great way to combine business with pleasure.