Medieval first city of Flanders, now the stylish capital of Northern France, much of Lille has a typically Flemish feel, with quaint cobbled streets, colourful houses and elegant wood-panelled cafés. At the same time it has at its heart a thriving metropolis with a state-of-the art shopping centre and excellent nightlife, as well as many fine bistros and restaurants, serving everything from hearty Flemish stews to French haute cuisine. Culture lovers will delight in the city’s rich architectural heritage, and shouldn’t miss the excellent Museum of Fine Art, housing masterpieces by Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya and Delacroix. French Travel Service offers rail and hotel holidays to Lille, which has all you need for an excellent short break
Christmas Market in the city centre 21 November - 24 December
CITY PASS - to help you make the most of your stay in Lille, 3 categories of City Pass are obtainable at the local Tourist Office (24 hours - 20 euros, 48 hours - 30 euros, and 72 hours - 45 euros).As well as offering full access to public transport throughout Lille Metroploe (and SNCF TER services throughout the Nord-Pas de Calais region for the 3-day version), these offer entry to all the many local tourist attractions and museums, including of course the celebrated Palais des Beaux Arts, as well as a city tour
LATE NEWS - ADDITIONAL HOTELS; As well as the hotels feautured on this page, french Travel Service's network of contacts now allow us to book more hotels in Lille, including the Five Star Casino Barriere, Four Star Crowne Plaza and Couvent des Minimes, Three Star Mercure Opera, Holiday Inn Express Centre, Novotel Grand Place and 2 Star All Seasons Lille Gare Beffroi. Please ask for further details and prices
Hotel Des Tours
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In the heart of Lille's historic Old Town, only ten minutes walk from Lille Europe station, this modern, excellently appointed and extensively renovated hotel enjoys both a tranquil side-street setting and yet is perfectly located for sightseeing, shopping and the many fine restaurants.
There is a large pleasant reception/lounge area, bar and restaurant and both courtyard and small rooftop terraces. The 64 rooms are tastefully decorated, with bath and shower, wc, hairdryer, tv, telephone and minibar, and include a number of duplex rooms ideal for families. American buffet breakfast.
Midweek supplement: £19 (except Jul/Aug). Superior room: £7.
3 nights for the price of 2
For Friday, Saturday or Sunday arrivals all year, or arrival any day during July and August.
Hotel Des Tours Prices
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1 Nov - 31 Dec 14
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1 Sep - 31 Oct 14
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||Prices per person in £GBP and include Eurostar and TGV. Hotel Supplements may also apply and will be advised on booking. Check 1st class and peak travel supplements here.