Historic Center is known for being walkable and economical with many neighborhood options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. You can satisfy your cultural palate with theater and opera. With hotels to suit everyone's tastes, Historic Center serves as a good starting point for exploring the greater Lille area.
Sightseeing around Historic Center
The area's storied past is told through the monuments and historic sites, while local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Stroll the halls at Le Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, Palace of Fine Arts, or Hospice Comtesse. You can attend a show at Opera House, Theater Sebastopol, and L'Aeronef. Monuments like Old Stock Exchange, Lille Cathedral, and Porte de Paris honor the area. Swing by Grand Place De Mouscron, Bayernwald, and Hill 60 to learn about local history. Create some family memories at Koezio, Kortrijk Rose Garden, and Bellewaerde.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at Henri Matisse Park, Jean-Baptiste Lebas Square, or Heron Park. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Flandres Golf, Lille Metropole Public Golf, and Pierre Mauroy Stadium.
Some of the most popular attractions in the area include Rihour Square, Lille Grand Square, and Citadel of Lille. You can also visit Lille Natural History Museum, Museum of the Gunners, and Pasteur Institute Museum.
Getting around Historic Center
Looking for a quick way to explore more of the city? Catch a ride on metro transit at Rihour Station and Republique Beaux Arts Station.
Lille (LIL-Lesquin) is the closest major airport, 4.7 miles (7.6 km) from Historic Center.