Along the streets
Stroll alongside the streets, the nose in the air. Leave to travel your eyes on the façades indicating the rich one passed Lille to the research of some picturesque detail.
Choose rather a Sunday afternoon, the commerces being closed the streets are a lot quieter ones.
Flânez le long des rues, le nez en l'air. Laissez voyager vos yeux sur les façades témoignant du riche passé de Lille à la recherche de quelque détail pittoresque.
Choisissez plutôt un dimanche après-midi, les commerces étant fermés les rues sont beaucoup plus tranquilles.
Rue Faidherbe is the street between the train station and the historical centre. It's a broad street full of shops. It used to be a big, busy street full of cars. The mayor, however, has decided to make a 'rambla' of this street like the ramblas in Barcelona. So sidewalks have been broaden and passage for cars diminished.
The work of art "Une odysée des creatures mécanique" that you can see here was part of "Lille 2004". It will probably no longer be there after 2004.
Have a look at rue Faidherbe which runs from the train station Gare Lille Flandres to the town centre. There are lots of arty sculptures and colourful things to look at! Including these signs which are reminiscent of Japan.