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City Guide Lille France

J'adore Lille in France. Vieux-Lille, Centre and Wazemmes. Lille (Rijsel) is the perfect weekend escape with the girls, the hubby, your mum/ auntie or any other friend.






Boutique Hotels in Lille


OKKO Hotels Lille - We had a wonderful stay at the 4 star boutique hotel OKKO Hotels Lille Centre. Perfectly located, only a few steps away from the very pretty Grand Place and the beautiful historic centre. Red more about out stay at OKKO Hotels.



Mama Shelter Boutique Hotels - The Mama Shelter boutique hotels are popping up everywhere. Also in Lille. Here you can choose from 112 cozy rooms designed by Jalil Amor. Mama Shelter hotelrooms are stylish, playful and designed for informality. 5* bedding , in-house organic solid amenities, photo booths, free Wi-Fi and complimentary movie streaming are all standard and all set in a fun-loving and vibrant setting. Enjoy rooftop drinks or dine at the restaurant.




The Best Coffee in Lille


Coffee Makers Lille nestled in the heart of the city, is heaven for coffee lovers, offering a curated selection of single-origin brews and a cozy atmosphere.


Cup Lille is a small cozy cafe where you can go for delicious coffee, cakes breakfast.


Juliana Pâtisseries Naturelles Lille is next door to Coffee Makers. Get your coffee fix with a delicous pastry or other baked goods.


Paddo Lille is a delightful gem in the city, known for its eclectic blend of bohemian charm and modern aesthetics. This vibrant coffee bar offers a unique menu featuring specialty brews and delicious pastries.

Tamper! Espresso Bar in Lille is where we had delicious lunch and coffee when we arrived in Lille. It is your perfect stop for exploring the Rue Des Vieux Murs.

Wally's Coffee gives you a top-tier coffee experience. A great place for breakfast, brunch or lunch.



The Best (Fashion) Boutique Shops in Lille


Au Tour De Monde is like a travel book shop you want it to be. You will find you'll an immense offer of travel guide books, travel literature, travel maps and more.

El Market is an eco-friendly responsible fashion concept store. Boutique Libertie for similar fashion vibes like Sezane but slightly better for your wallet.


Boutique L'Appartement Sézane & Octobre the Sezane store needs no further explanation. Shop till you drop.


Maison Standards a hipster fashion store for him and her with contemporary fashion.

Joli Caprices Lille is a lovely pre-loved secondhand vintage fashion boutique on the Rue Des Vieux Murs. Persil Lille is a greengrocer, creamery, butcher, grocery store and bakery all in one.



Breakfast and Lunch in Lille


Boulangerie Mathieu. When the French queue, you know. We went twice for a pain au chocolat. Perfecty located around the corner from the Okko Hotels.


Bart Sandwiches Lille with to die for Italian focaccia sandwiches.


Cup Lille is a small cozy cafe where you can go for delicious coffee, cakes breakfast.


Detail Lille is a unique corner grocery store doubling as a tearoom that doesn't skimp on the retro-cool and brick walls, fiercely mismatched furniture, grandma's drapes. This is a nice little place not to miss.


Tamper! Espresso Bar in Lille is where we had delicious lunch and coffee when we arrived in Lille. It is your perfect stop for exploring the Rue Des Vieux Murs.

Wally's Coffee gives you a top-tier coffee experience. A great place for breakfast, brunch or lunch.


The Best Restaurants in Lille


Les Compagnons de la Grappe - there is alway something around the corner. Suber busy when we passed by the restaurant. Les Compagnons de la Grappe in Lille is known for its warm ambiance and exceptional French cuisine.

Restaurant Le Bloempot - always fully booked and a must-visit for those seeking a unique and contemporary dining French cuisine experience in the Lille.


Restaurant Le Presentoir Lille - Located in Lille's historic center, Le Presentori is known for its elegant presentations and seasonal menu, showcasing the finest local produce. There are a few tables downstairs or you can sit at the bar. Upstairs is also a nice athmosphere.


Restaurant Sebastopol is a gastronomic haven in Lille with a menu that evolves with the seasons and a sophisticated yet inviting atmosphere. Populair for a reason.



The Best Wine Bars in Lille


Wine Bar Au Gre Du Vin- we absolutely loved this cute wine bar which was recommended by the locals. We had different Vins, charcuterie et fromages. J'adore.

Wine Bar Monsieur Jacques - Wine enthusiasts are in for a treat at Monsieur Jacques in Lille. This establishment is dedicated entirely to all things wine. Here, you'll find some stunning examples and wines sourced from various regions across France. Their are wine tasting sessions, and the food menu pairs perfectly with the wines which you can take home too.


Wijnbar Les Freres Pinard - Lille has the cutest wine bars. And the quaint Rue Des Vieux Murs is the place to be.


The Best Things To Do in Lille (Rijsel)


La Gare Saint Sauveur is a former railway station in Lille (Rijsel) and has been transformed into a dynamic cultural venue with a range of exhibitions, events, and installations, making it a hub for contemporary art and cultural experiences in the heart of the city. Bazaar St So is nestled in the iconic Gare Saint Sauveur of Lille.


Stroll through Parc de la Citadelle and visit the English Garden at Jardin Vauban. Go for a drinks or food at Le Bus Magique or Oasis. Visit the Lille Zoo or any of the playgrounds if you are with little ones.




Port de Wambrechies is located near Lille, France. It is a picturesque port area situated along the Deûle River. The port is about a 15-minute drive from the city center of Lille.


Rue Des Vieux Murs one of Lille's most beautiful streets with trendy Tamper for coffee and breakfast, second hand pre loved shops Jolis Caprices, wine bars Au Gre du Vin and  Les Frères Pinard, speciality beer bar L'Abbaye des Saveurs and nice restaurants like La Tiendita Lille. So much to explore. Go and check it out.


The Wazemmes Food Hall, located in the vibrant Wazemmes neighborhood of Lille, is a bustling marketplace offering an array of fresh, local produce, gourmet delights, and artisanal products. You will also find Café Aux Halles provides a charming respite, where visitors can savor a cup of coffee opposite the market hall.


On your way home from Lille to the Netherlands you can also stop in Roubaix and visit La Piscine Museum (Roubaix) an unique museum housed in a converted Art Deco swimming pool. Next door you'll find Food - La Cantine and some small independent shops.


We also briefly explored Halles de La Maillerie and did some secondhand shopping at La Confection Des Halles





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