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Villeneuve-d'AscqFrance

Find everything you could need in this city’s two gigantic shopping centers. Watch soccer at one of the stadiums.

Villeneuve-d’Ascq is famous for its acclaimed modern art museum, cutting-edge science contributions and sports stadiums. Just outside the metropolis of Lille, Villeneuve-d’Ascq is near to vast green spaces, lakes and forests. Watch a movie in a modern shopping center before taking on the physical tests in activity center, Koezio.

The commune is known as the “Green Technopole” due to the influx of scientific researchers from the University of Lille. It is also home to many high-tech companies in the Haute Borne European Scientific Park.

Spend the day at one of the gigantic shopping centers, which are among the largest in the country. The Centre Commercial V2 was constructed in the 1970s. It has two levels with more than 150 shops. Visit its newer neighbor, the Heron Parc, where there is a multiplex cinema.

Watch a sporting event in the 50,000-seat Stade Pierre-Mauroy. The multi-use arena is currently home to LOSC Lille Métropole, which is among France’s elite soccer clubs. The city’s sporty vibe is emphasized by Koezio, which is a fun activity maze. It has physical challenges, such as ball pits and high ropes, and mental challenges, including a general knowledge quiz in English.

While strolling past the shops and cafés of the small city center, drop in at the Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art. Peruse some of its 4,500 works of art in the spacious exhibition areas. Inspect masterpieces from some of the world’s most famous artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Alexander Calder. Enter the sculpture park and learn about art in the vast library.

Villeneuve-d’Ascq is among the most prominent cities in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in the north of France. The 135-mile (220-kilometer) drive north from Paris should take between 2 and 3 hours. Lille Airport is the nearest major transportation hub, at just 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of the city. The two cities are connected via the VAL metro line.

Sports, shopping and art are reason enough to visit the small town of Villeneuve-d’Ascq on the edge of Lille.

Where to stay in Villeneuve-d'Ascq

Hôtel-de-Ville, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, Nord, France

Hôtel-de-Ville

4/5Very Good!(6 area reviews)

You might enjoy the restaurants on your visit to Hôtel-de-Ville. Visitors recommend a visit to Pierre Mauroy Stadium, and you can get around town on the metro at Villeneuve d'Ascq Hotel de Ville Station.

Hôtel-de-Ville
Flers-Bourg, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, Nord, France

Flers-Bourg

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Flers-Bourg and surrounding area, you can visit Heron Park and Lille Museum of Modern Art.

Flers-Bourg
Cousinerie, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, Nord, France

Cousinerie

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the restaurants and museums in Cousinerie. You might want to make time for a stop at Heron Park or Lille Museum of Modern Art.

Cousinerie
Sart-Babylone, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, Nord, France

Sart-Babylone

While in Sart-Babylone, you'll enjoy the golf courses. Catch the metro at Jean Jaures Station to see top sights like Sart Golf Club while you're in the area.

Sart-Babylone
Cité Scientifique, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, Nord, France

Cité Scientifique

During your stop in Cité Scientifique, check out the sporting events, and jump on the metro at 4 Cantons Station to see more of the surrounding area.

Cité Scientifique
Château, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, Nord, France

Château

Travellers like the monuments in Château, and Lille Metropole Stadium is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Château

Top hotels in Villeneuve-d'Ascq

Olivarius Apart'Hotel
Olivarius Apart'Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is £60 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in Haute-Borne, this golf residence is within 1 mile (2 km) of Central School of Lille (Ecole Centrale de Lille) and Lille University of Science and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,325 reviews)

"Great hotel. It’s a studio style. One of the coolest hotels I have been to. I truly enjoyed my experience."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2020

Olivarius Apart'Hotel
Tulip Inn Lille Grand Stade Residence
Tulip Inn Lille Grand Stade Residence
The price is £56 per night from 7 Nov to 8 Nov

Located in Hôtel-de-Ville, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pierre Mauroy Stadium and Lille University of Science and Technology. Central School ...

4.1/5Very Good! (237 reviews)

"Hotel is a little difficult to find, they need to give better directions and how to access the car park"…"

Reviewed on 8 Nov 2019

Tulip Inn Lille Grand Stade Residence
The Originals City, Hôtel Ascotel, Lille Est Grand Stade (Inter-Hotel)
The Originals City, Hôtel Ascotel, Lille Est Grand Stade (Inter-Hotel)
3 out of 5
The price is £61 per night from 28 Nov to 29 Nov

This family-friendly Villeneuve-d'Ascq hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Lille University of Science and Technology and Central School ...

3.7/5Good! (222 reviews)
A SHAME ... DO NOT STAY THERE

"The hotel is being refurbished. It is not in a condition to host guests. I left a complaint with the Manager. She agrees that the hotel should be shut. She said it is a decision from her management."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2019

The Originals City, Hôtel Ascotel, Lille Est Grand Stade (Inter-Hotel)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Villeneuve-d'Ascq

Olivarius Apart'Hotel
Olivarius Apart'Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is £60 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in Haute-Borne, this golf residence is within 1 mile (2 km) of Central School of Lille (Ecole Centrale de Lille) and Lille University of Science and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,325 reviews)

"Great hotel. It’s a studio style. One of the coolest hotels I have been to. I truly enjoyed my experience."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2020

Olivarius Apart'Hotel
Tulip Inn Lille Grand Stade Residence
Tulip Inn Lille Grand Stade Residence
The price is £56 per night from 7 Nov to 8 Nov

Located in Hôtel-de-Ville, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pierre Mauroy Stadium and Lille University of Science and Technology. Central School ...

4.1/5Very Good! (237 reviews)

"Hotel is a little difficult to find, they need to give better directions and how to access the car park"…"

Reviewed on 8 Nov 2019

Tulip Inn Lille Grand Stade Residence
Independent Studio, Ideal for Business men or Women or Couples
Independent Studio, Ideal for Business men or Women or Couples
101 Rue Parmentier, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, Hauts-de-France
The price is £83 per night from 4 Nov to 5 Nov

Located in Prés, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Koezio and Castle of Flers. Lille Museum of Modern Art and Heron Park are also within ...

Independent Studio, Ideal for Business men or Women or Couples
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Villeneuve-d'Ascq

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28 Jul 2019

L'Office is close by for a drink or meal. Crocodile restaurant offers great food at outrageously good value and is only 200m from the hotel!

5/5 - Excellent

Czieka17

3 Feb 2019

Although the hotel exchanges your normal parking ticket for a 24 hour pass we found it practical to do the shopping centre (just down the road) before arriving at the hotel. But then it was Winter and a freezing cold wind.

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