Lille City Add-On

A city blending old and new
Lille is northern France’s capital of gastronomy and home to one of France’s best art collections, so it’s an ideal city to add on en route to or from another Inntravel holiday in France. You’ll stay in a well located hotel of character.
Lille City Add-On. 2 nights
Lille City Add-On. 2 nights

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Whatever your interest – art, architecture, gastronomy or shopping – Lille, France’s fifth largest city, has something for everyone. What’s more, it is one of Europe’s most dynamic and interesting cities, meaning that, rather than simply passing through en route to a holiday further afield, it is well worth spending some time in the city.

Whether you are amongst the crowds in the Grand’Place on your way to the wonderful Vieille Bourse, admiring the superb art collections at the Musée d’Art Moderne and the Palais des Beaux Arts, or shopping in the futuristic Euralille retail complex, you will love the vibrancy and culture.
Despite Lille’s modernity, its traditional restaurants and bistros still remain in the alleyways and small squares of the old town; indeed, you can enjoy some of the best cuisine in northern France here.



The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • The Grand’Place & beyond
    Lille’s focal point, lined with gabled, Flemish-style mansions and pavement cafés, is the Grand’Place. The east side of the square is dominated by one of Lille’s greatest landmarks, the lavishly ornate Vieille Bourse (old Stock Exchange), a blend of Flemish and French influences whose arcaded central courtyard now houses flower and book stalls. In the adjacent square, the Place du Théâtre, are examples of Flemish Renaissance architecture with Baroque flourishes as well as another landmark, the Opéra, boasting a beautifully sculpted façade. North of these two great squares stretches the Old Quarter (Vieux Lille), an intriguing and atmospheric maze of cobbled streets and alleys lined with red-brick terraced buildings that house restaurants, bistros and chic boutiques. Within this labyrinth are the cathedral, with its unusual translucent marble façade completed in 1999, and the house in which Charles de Gaulle was born, now a museum dedicated to his life. All of these sites can be reached on foot – one of Lille’s many charms – as can the superbly preserved, star-shaped citadel.
  • Palais des Beaux Arts & more
    Another of the city’s great treasures is the 19th-century Palais des Beaux Arts, second only to the Louvre. Housing some 2,000 paintings, it boasts numerous works by Flemish artists such as Rubens and Van Dyck, as well as Gustave Courbet’s Afternoon in Ornans (the first great Realist painting), a collection of models of fortified towns by Vauban, and France’s second largest archive of drawings, including 30 by Raphaël. Also in the city centre, L'Hospice Comtesse houses more paintings by Flemish artists, while the Museum of Modern Art is set in a large sculpture park on the outskirts of the city and boasts a collection of works by, among others, Braque, Picasso, Modigliani, Miró and Klee.


If you are considering spending a night or two in Lille en route to your Inntravel holiday, please contact us, giving the dates and duration of your intended stay, and we will be happy to provide a quotation.
What is included
  • 2 nights
  • 2 breakfasts

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