Walking around Lille, Lille
Central Lille is a delight to wander being both compact and diverse. From the Grand Place, a mere stone's throw from the main railway station, just about everywhere of interest is easily walkable. The ultra-modern Euralille district, built around the Gare Lille Europe, is about ten minutes due east whilst the old town begins immediately to the north. The Citadel, with its surrounding parks and bordered by the River Deule, is westwards and once there you can be forgiven for thinking you're not in the city any longer.
Not only is everything easily accessible but there are plenty of city maps and signposts at strategic locations and so it's pretty difficult to get lost - even in the rain!
Lille has a compact old town which is fabulous to wander around.
All the main sights are close by and easily accessible on foot.
So toss aside the stilettos (not good on the cobblestones!!) and take a walk around soaking up the beautiful city of Lille!
My favorite memory of Lille was all the walks that I would take around the city's parks, places, and squares. I loved the Place du General-de-Gaulle and the Place de Rihours the best. These are the squared right in the heart of the city, the ones you come across just after leaving the train station. They are breathtaking and full of interesting architecture!
Check out the photo of the befroi seen from the Grande Place in front of the station.
Walk down the beautiful streets around the 'beffroi' and visiting the churches and cathedrals. One of them was rebuilt in some parts in a modern style after the World War II: the result is interesting...
remember that you are in 'Eurozone', so the official currency is teh Euro (€), not yet the French franc!
The Xtmas decoration in the Grande Place in front of the beffroi was really good!
One spot which really suprised me.
The local catholic church of Lille, covered with snow, miserable and empty. And freezing cold inside