Lille, the gateway to Northern France
|From Paris Cdg Airport||00:49||HK$139|
|From Aix En Provence Tgv||04:27||HK$455|
|From Les Arcs||06:18||HK$1,197|
|From St Raphael||06:34||HK$1,197|
|From St Pierre Des Corps||02:27||HK$316|
|From Le Mans||02:34||HK$232|
|From Le Creusot Mo Tgv||02:23||HK$622|
|From La Souterraine||04:28||HK$817|
|From Tgv Haute Picardie||00:26||HK$121|
|From Comines France||00:25||HK$84|
|From Henin Beaumont||00:21||HK$84|
|From Ebbsfleet International||01:11||HK$473|
|From St Pol Ternoise||01:07||HK$121|
|From St Quentin||01:49||HK$176|
|From Marne La Vallee||01:03||HK$139|
|From St Omer||00:46||HK$111|
Getting around From Lille, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.
|To Henin Beaumont||00:32||HK$84|
|To Comines France||00:33||HK$84|
|To Tgv Haute Picardie||01:02||HK$121|
|To Ebbsfleet International||01:15||HK$473|
|To Paris Cdg Airport||01:38||HK$139|
|To Marne La Vallee||01:53||HK$139|
|To St Omer||03:11||HK$111|
|To St Pol Ternoise||03:38||HK$121|
|To Sint Niklaas||03:39||HK$204|
|To Le Creusot Mo Tgv||04:00||HK$343|
|To St Pierre Des Corps||04:00||HK$316|
|To St Quentin||04:21||HK$176|
|To La Souterraine||04:24||HK$1,030|
|To Le Mans||04:47||HK$232|
|To Lyon St Exupery Airport||05:20||HK$770|
|To Aix En Provence Tgv||06:18||HK$418|
|To Les Arcs||13:10||HK$919|
|To St Raphael||13:30||HK$993|
Lille city guide
Lille, the gateway to Northern France
Lille is an artistic and historic city located in Northern France. It is France’s 4th largest metropolitan area with about 1.1 million inhabitants and about 100,000 students. In 2004, it was designated as the European Capital of Culture. Lille is at the crossroad of international railway network of Europe with easy access to Belgium and the UK. The city has a long-standing festive tradition. The famous Braderie in September is the main event for all shopping addicts. Lille is also regarded as the European capital of online retail with main brands such as La Redoute, Les 3 Suisses, Camaïeu, Castorama and Décathlon having stores in the city.
Start by visiting the Vieux Lille (old town), which is the most picturesque district of the city. It extends north from the Grand Place and included two different areas, each with distinctive architecture: the historic Flemish old town and the royal district. Between the Grand Place and the Notre-Dame de la Treille cathedral, the historic Flemish old town is home to various shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants. Some of the landmarks which are not to be missed include the Palais Rihour, the only architectural reminder of the period during which the dukes of Burgundy ruled Lille and the Rue Rihour which is located between the Place Rihour and the Grand Place. Rue Rihour will allow you to follow the evolution in Lille’s architecture. Don’t miss the Grand Place, which has been renamed Place du Général de Gaulle, in tribute to Charles de Gaulle who was born in Lille in 1890. The Grand Place is the habitual meeting place and venue for festivities. At the slightest hint of sunshine, the restaurant and café terraces are literally taken by storm. Have a look at the Vieille Bourse (old stock exchange), one of the finest monument in the city.
Have a taste of local cuisines such as carbonnade flamande (small chunks of beef stewed in beer), waterzoï (poultry or fish in a creamy sauce) and potjevleesch (small potted meat). Don’t miss the famous Maroilles cheese.
The main event for shopping is in September during the famous Braderie de Lille. The Braderie turns the city into a huge pedestrian zone where thousands of traders, antique dealers and second-hand sellers continue a tradition which is both commercial and festive! Equally the shops offers interesting deals for all shopping addicts.
Office de tourisme de Lille
Place Rihour, 59002 Lille.
Tel: +33 (0)3 59 57 94 00
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.
Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Lille.
Lille railway station(s)
Lille Europe Train Station
Address: 1, Place François Mitterand 59777 LilleOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:20am to 12:15am
Saturday and Sunday: 5:20am to 12:15am
Public holidays: 5:20am to 12:15am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV, Eurostar), Regional trains (TER)
Information Point, Tourist Office, Assistance for disabled persons, Wheelchairs and boarding ramps, Lost and found, Banks and currency exchange, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, Photo Booths, ATM and Phone cabins.
Lille Flandres Train Station
Address: Place des Buisses 59000 LilleOpening hours: Monday to Saturday: 5am to 12:30am
Sunday: 6am to 12:30am
Public holidays: 6am to 12:30am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Intercity trains, Regional trains (TER)
Tourist Office, Disabled Facilities, Assistance for disabled, Wheelchairs and boarding ramps, Lost and found, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, Bank & Currency Exchange, ATM and Phone cabins.
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- "Europe By Train" Avin t. 30/12/2013
It was an enjoyable trip from France to Belgium !!!
- "My First Trip on TGV" Avin t. 04/12/2013
I find it very convenient to book the tickets online and then just hop on the correct train and you will find yourself on track to where ever your destination is...
- "Electronic Ticket" Georg r. 31/10/2013
Living in Switzerland we had to realize that we can only get paper tickets, which were delivered by DHL. This is inconvenient as it is a rather slow process, which was in addition delayed due to an issues with the delivery adress. We would appreciate to be able to download the tickets. Beside this issue, we really appreciated the good connectivity through the Paris CDG Airport Train Station.
- "Convenience of Using the Train" Ma. Rosario r. 27/09/2013
This train ride was fast, smooth, convenient, comfortable, efficient and safe. I would take the TGV again during my next trip.
- "CDG Apto St Pancras London" M. Suffian a. 27/09/2013
The transit to London had to wait at the airport and the Immigration clearance into UK was done twice one entry, check on exit of Lille, and one on entry at St Pancras. Wonder why twice and duplication. At the check point atthe clearing point I inadvertently left my back pack at Lille and by the time I realised the train is already moving. The good thing was the Train Manager paged for me and informed me the bag in safe keeping at Lille airport. I had some cash and my Ipad and all intact. The bad thing was, the Train Manager promised it can be couriered to my apartment address in London and it somehow it never happened. I checked with Eurostar, St Pancras,and they mentioned that would not happen but if it is from Belgium ok! Looks like the working coop with Belgium is better then the French rail!? I had to buy a new ticket and travel to Lille and return on the same day to collect the bag. Compliments, all the content was intact and highly appreciated the Lost property staff for their honesty..
- "CDG Ap to St Pancras London" M. Suffian a. 27/09/2013
The last time I took had to go to the city train station to join the train from the CDG airport. Now it's great that the train starts at the airport itself, just have to take the airport terminal shuttle.
- "A trip to Lille" Erno r. 14/09/2013
I travelled to Lille in 1st class. I thought that if I pay some extra, I really would enjoy myself after a long flight to Paris. At the train station of CDG finding the track was easy, but when I arrived there I was confused because the train said >. I asked the conductor wether this was the right train to Lille or not, and he told me to hop in. I arrived to my place and somebody was sitting there. I asked politely him to move and he respnded me that >. After a short negotiation he agreed to move away from my place. The car was quiet which is positive. However there was not any particularly great space for feet or neither was the seat very comfortable, which I highly demand for a 1st class trip nor was there any WiFi available. Why does anybody charge extra if nothing is that great? I have travelled before in 2nd class so I know the difference now. Never again I'm going to pay for the 1st class ticket. Best regards, Erno Ristola
- "A bit crowded yet convenient." Shing Sang w. 08/09/2013
Its a bit crowded, and the entrance design is not user-friendly enough for bulky luggage travelers. yet, it is convenient to reach CDG airport within an hour.
- "On time eurostar" Shing Sang w. 08/09/2013
Cleanliness is fine, the environment is comfortable and quiet.
- "Slow and shaking" Tian h. 28/08/2013
The train was slow and shaking the whole time. There wasn't a lot of room for larger luggages either.
- "English announcement" Tian h. 28/08/2013
The English announcement was very difficult to understand. If it wasn't for fellow English traveller, we would have missed the stop to get off.
- "Lille to CDG Paris" Bruce s. 26/08/2013
We found your on-line booking system worked perfectly. The train left and arrived on time, the journey was smooth and very comfortable and overall we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
- "Comfort and speed" . 09/08/2013
This was my first experience of travelling in Eurpoe by train and it is something I would happily do again.
- "Questions answered" . 09/08/2013
Very helpful train staff
- "train was delayed" Yaniv m. 01/08/2013
Train from Lille to London was supposed to leave at around three forty/ The train was delayed at the dock and at the tunnel entrance. We were sitting in the train at the dock about forty five minutes/ we got to London more then an hour late.