Old Lille is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. You can satisfy your cultural palate with theater and opera. Start by booking your hotel in Old Lille, and then enjoy the sights in the greater Lille area.
Sightseeing around Old Lille
The museums and theaters provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and historic sites offer insight into local lore. Stroll the halls at Hospice Comtesse, Museum of the Gunners, or Le Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille. You can buy tickets to live performances at Opera House, L'Aeronef, and Zenith Arena Concert Hall. Lille Cathedral, Old Stock Exchange, and Citadel of Lille are monuments worth a look. Swing by Grand Place De Mouscron, Bayernwald, and Hill 60 to learn about local history. Bring the family to Koezio, Kortrijk Rose Garden, and Bellewaerde.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. Henri Matisse Park, Jean-Baptiste Lebas Square, or Heron Park are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. If retail therapy is on the agenda, you might consider a shopping trip to K in Kortrijk. Flandres Golf, Sart Golf Club, and Lille Metropole Public Golf are other spots for some local fun.
Some of the most popular attractions in the area include Lille Grand Square, Rihour Square, and Palace of Fine Arts. Casino Barriere Lille, Theater Sebastopol, and Porte de Paris are other top spots to see.
Getting around Old Lille
The Lille (LIL-Lesquin) airport is 5.4 miles (8.7 km) from Old Lille.