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Sightseeing in Lille - what to see. Complete travel guide

Lille is the fourth largest city of France that perfectly combines culture and history of Flanders, France and Norway. It is located in Nord-Pas-de-Calais region and is known as the commercial center of Europe. Lille is located on the crossing of five large auto routes.
Local cuisine features a large variety of dishes and unexpected combination of different taste characteristics of components. In Lille chefs aren’t accustomed to spare time and money; … Open
The architecture of the city is very colorful and diversified because it combines various influences of the French style and art that have been brought to this place by the king Louis XIV, unforgettable Flemish architecture and a part of Spanish Netherlands. In Lille there are numerous interesting streets, cafes, restaurants, and souvenir outlets that are simply must be visited.
Lille is famous for its museums and historical quarters, the central square named Grand Place and the old building of exchange that once has been a large trading center and the best place to buy quality clothes. Grandiose heritage of Lille is kept in the halls of its museums. The most popular museums of Lille are Museum of Natural History and Geology of Lille famous for its aquariums and an insectarium; Museum of General De Gaulle; Museum of Fine Arts, which rich collections feature works of such great artists as Botticelli, Rubens, Delacroix, Titian, Goya, Veronese – this is the second largest picture gallery of France after Louvre. Parisian Gates is one of the largest architectural sights of Lille. The gates were built to celebrate the joining of the city to the territory of France in XVII century. Today’s Lille combines the elegance of old buildings and modern architecture style. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Lille and surroundings

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Map of all shopping streets
Shopping streets of Lille
♥   Street ' Vieux Lille' Lille, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Castles in Lille and around
♥   Castle 'Château de Wineck' Bas-Rhin, 8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'La Royère Castle' , 15.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Spiere Castle' , 25 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Montmonrency' Nord, 30.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rumbeke Castle' , 33 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Lille
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Scarpe-Escaut' , 35.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Avesnois' , 75.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Caps et marais d’Opale' , 82.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Oosterschelde' , 123.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all galleries
Art galleries in/around Lille
♥   Art gallery 'Palais des Beaux-Arts' Lille, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'Lille Métropole Museum of Modern' Villeneuve-d’Ascq, 5.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'Louvre-Lens' Lens, 29.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Lille from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Vogelenzangpark 17bis

From the series “Ubelievable residential houses residing on trees”
The monument is no less popular. Every day curious tourists come here to take interesting photos. The impressive sculpture and the adjoining old building are surrounded by an incredibly beautiful park, through which you can stroll at any time of the year. Here grow majestic, old trees, in the shadow of which comfortable recreation zones have been equipped with benches, as well as other no less remarkable sculptures. … Read further
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