Lille is one of the most scenic cities of France, which offer a myriad of tourist attractions. The city is dotted with cobbled squares and narrow lanes bordered with old houses, trendy boutiques exquisite mansions, grand restaurants and cafes.
Musee des Beaux-Arts – is one of the must visit place of Lille where you can see a rich collection of paintings ranging from 15th to 20th century paintings. It is regarded as the second best museum of France. You can see masterpieces of Raphael, Donatello, Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, El Greco, Toulouse-Lautrec and David.
Visit La Vieille Ville – to have a walk through the narrow lanes traditional town houses. If you are a gourmet then you can try the local beverages and cuisines here. Also, check out a Gothic styled cathedral here.
Euralille Shopping Center – To enjoy the shopping destination in Lille you can go to Euralille Shopping Center. Built between Eurostar and Lille Flandres it was constructed by the famous town planner Rem Koolhaas in 1994. Enjoy hunting the cafes, restaurants and about 200 shops at the complex.
Musee de l’Hospice Comtesse – is another tourist attraction of Lille. It is regarded the one of the oldest buildings of Lille which was made way back in 1237 A.D. Enjoy the display of excellent collections of antiquities of gold, silver and earthenware, Watteau brothers’ paintings, authentic Flemish works at this exotic sanatorium and museum.
Place General de Gaulle – Close to Voix du Nord and Vieille Bourse, is located Place General de Gaulle which is a scenic pedestrian area and square. If you visit the site, you will witness a statue on the top of the square column. This column commemorates the cordon of the Lille in 1792 by the Austrians.
Open Air Museum – is a must see place in Lille. If you get a chance to see the museum then you can get the exact idea of what life was like in the bygone eras in Lille. The historians and tourists like the place alike because of the barns, cottages typical to the place.
Palais des Beaux Arts – is yet another major tourist attraction of Lille. Regarded as one of the best museum around, here you can see some of the finest classic works of world famous artists including Raphael, Donatello and Goya. Besides paintings, you can have a look at ceramics and French drawings in the museum.
Musee des Moulins – If you want to explore more of the place just pay a visit to Musee des Moulins. This museum is a must visit if you wish to have some moments of discovering the secrets of history. You can have an amazing time here watching the windmills at work. Do check out the two windmills grinding corns in the museum.
Wazemmes Market – is another place where you can spend quality time. It is a street market where almost every culture gets blended. Visit the place on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday to see the hustle and bustle of the city.
Eurolille Mall – is one of the most sought after tourist attractions here. If you are a brand freak then visit the mall where you can grab some branded goods at a very reasonable price. It is also an ideal place for hangout.