Lille is a student hub in the northern part of France. Geographically, it is the fifth largest city in the country. Getting around the city is not difficult, as it is medium in size. Train services are great here. You can take a train from here and get back to Paris really quickly.

Walking through the city will help you to see the major tourist sites. La Vieille Bourse is nestled between two squares. This place is dotted with lovely shops decorated with flowers. Palais Rihour is where you can find all the important tourist information.

In the dusky moonlight of evening, you will come across The Chamber of Commerce and The Opera. It will feel like a magnificently lit fairy-tale castle. Around the Citadelle, a military center, there is a zoo and park where your family can spend time for free.

Place du General de Gaulle is decorated with charming French houses. The medieval scenery along it is accentuated with the graceful fountain in the middle of the square. Vieux Lille is the classy neighborhood, rich in restaurants and boutiques. Whether or not dining and shopping here are in your budget, you must at least visit this neighborhood.

If you are visiting during Christmas, do head to Christmas Market in Rihour. Other than Christmas times, Marche de Wazammes is an all season open market. From freshly picked flowers to elegant dresses, everything will be at your disposal.

There are a variety of hotels and bars you can visit. For a taste of elegance, dress up and visit the Hermitage bar. Coming out is a more laid back place, where LGBT couples can hang out. A healthy and hearty meal is available in Brasserie Flore at an affordable price. History buffs can visit the Museum of Natural History or Musee de I’ Hospice Comtesse.

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