Short breaks to Lille
Lille is located in North-West France roughly 10 miles from the border with Belgium. Lille is home to one of Europe’s major train stations that service the Eurostar and is therefore extremely accessible from London and many other British cities via rail.
Voted as the ‘European City of Culture’ in 2004 it is easy to see what draws tourists to this amazingly French city. With its cobbled squares and elegant boutiques and cafés, weekend breaks to Lille are a great option if you wish to unwind after a hard week at work.
Explore the city of Lille
Due to Lille’s proximity with Belgium, the Flemish touch has not surpassed the people of the city, or its buildings. Many of the city’s buildings are a mixture of Flemish and French architecture which enhances Lille’s unique charm and culture. Breaks in Lille are very well-liked by admirers of the French Renaissance due the to the city’s excellent allure.
City breaks to Lille are extremely popular with art lovers. La Palais des Beaux Arts is often referred to as France’s second best museum, after La Louvre in Paris. This art gallery houses many different styles of work all contained within different suites; ranging from 17th century paintings from Holland to 18th century paintings from France. La Palais des Beuax Arts offers more that 100 different choices of art works on display to the general public.
Many people are humbled by the elegance and finesse that the French show to their food and Lille is no exception. L’huîtrière is a restaurant with a passion for fine dining and this love of food has not gone unnoticed by Michelin who have awarded it with a Michelin Star. With its dedication to sea food, L’huîtrière is the perfect choice if you are wining and dining someone on a romantic city break in Lille.
Lille, Eurostar gateway to Europe
With its fantastic rail links Lille can be seen as the gateway to Europe. With a short break in Lille you can sample all the delicacies of this quaint Northern French city and within an hour you could be exploring the bustling bistros and captivating the culture of Paris.
Perfect for weekend shopping breaks, and the ideal Winter getaway for Christmas markets too, book your low cost break in Lille online today.
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Just a short journey away from the UK, a break in Bruges is also ideal for shopping, or alternatively, unwinding after a long week.