Lille is Europe’s picture-perfect quarter. The streets are paved with cobbles and dotted with Brabant-style houses, and the city is only one hour from Paris. Ride that romantic feeling for 30 minutes and find yourself in multi-layered Brussels and 90 minutes from charming London. Satisfy your wanderlust and hop on the TGV train, just a stone’s throw away from Citadines City Centre Lille, 3-star serviced residence.
That said, there is no need to travel too far for meaningful activities. Lille promises many attractions. Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille is home to a stellar collection of fine arts, modern art and antiquities. See the Bélisaire by Jacques-Louis David, regarded as the first neo-classical painting ever produced.
Equally enchanting is the Hospice-Comtesse Museum, whose collections of ceramics, paintings and furniture hark back to the Flemish origins of Lille.
Lille is also the birthplace of Charles de Gaulle, a militant who rose in power to become President of the Fifth Republic. Stroll along the Place Charles de Gaulle, which is dedicated in his memory and serves as the convergence point of 12 avenues.
For some shopping, head to the boat-shaped Euralille Mall where over 130 shops and restaurants as well as a hypermarket await. Gaze upon the lush greenery of the famed Matisse Park nearby.
With so much local and cross-boundary sightseeing to do, you will appreciate Citadines City Centre Lille’s cosy furnishings. Cook an authentic French meal in the kitchen, and enjoy a catch-up over the internet with loved ones through the complimentary Wi-Fi provided in the residence.