Eurostar Lille International Train Station
There are two major train stations in Lille; Lille Europe station welcomes UK passengers traveling by Eurostar and onward by high speed TGV. While Lille Flandres station is the town regional stational and services local trains running short and medium term journey. The train station at lille is just a short walk from lille main square, opera house and old town. Lille International is also linked to the Euralille shopping centre and Aeronef concert space. SNCF operates services from Lille Europe and Lille Flandres stations to a huge range of destinations across France and beyond.
HOTELS NEAR BY Lille International
You can find good budget hotels near by Lille International Station. You can easily avail the friendly atmosphere of Crowne Plaza euralille, Suite Novotel Lille Europe, Hotel Lille Europe, Best Western aRT Deco Romarin etc.
Lille offers a very pleasant climate in the summer, although you can expect a little rain, which intensifies in the fall. June-August daily highs are in the low 20s (Centigrade), around 70°F.
Lille is known for its narrow, cobbled streets with Flemish houses, lively cafes, and elegant restaurants. It was designated as the "European City of Culture" for 2004. You'll want to see Lille's Gothic Cathedral, the collection of 15th through 20th century paintings at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, which art folks have designated the second most important art museum after the Louvre in Paris, and Place Général de Gaulle, also known as the Grand Palace.For a great example of the Flemish baroque by architect Julien Destrée, see the Old Stock Exchange. The Hospice Comtesse was founded as a hospital in 1237 by the Countess of Flanders, Jeanne de Constantinople and remained as a hospital until 1939.
Get a glimpse of where Augustine nuns provided a haven for the sick, see some art (the Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse has been turned into a museum) then go outside and visit the medicinal garden. On the west side of Lille is Citadelle de Lille, Lille's fortress, built around 1668 by Vauban and was part of the city's fortifications, most of which were dismantled towards the end of the 19th century. The Bois de Boulogne surrounds the Citadelle, and is popular with walkers and folks with children. There is a well-run zoo nearby. Shoppers will want to stop over at the Center Commercial Euralille or Euralille Shopping Center located between the two train stations. 120 shops, restaurants and cafes will vie for your money in this Rem Koolhaas 1994 classic.
Map of Lille International Station -