Capital of the Hauts-de-France region and city of Art and History, Lille has a remarkable architectural and cultural heritage. Its historic district, rich in monuments, Flemish facades and pleasant pedestrian streets, is particularly inviting to stroll around. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
Lille has a population of about 230,000, but the urban community of which it is a part exceeds one million inhabitants. The city is made up of some sort of puzzle of different neighbourhoods, each of which has its own identity and appearance. To get around the city, there is a dense network of buses, metros and trams. Bicycle paths are also well developed, as are self-service bicycles. Several renowned events attract many tourists every year: for example the Grande Braderie (early September), which is the largest flea market in Europe, or the European Film Festival (March/April) or the Jazz en Nord festival (late March). Lille also has a heritage varied enough to conquer the traveller: the collegiate church of Saint-Pierre and its Romanesque crypt, the Gothic churches of Sainte-Catherine and Saint-Maurice, the Beaurepaire building dating from the Renaissance, not to mention contemporary buildings such as the Euralille towers. You will also find, as you walk through the streets, houses from different periods, reflecting the various influences of architecture over time. The green spaces are not forgotten, with the Bois de Boulogne adjacent to the citadel, or the Vauban garden, which is a magnificent English garden of more than 3 hectares. Let us not forget the museums: the Palace of Fine Arts, immense and containing treasures; the Museum of Natural History; the birthplace of Charles de Gaulle... and many others. Gourmets will also enjoy this city: local specialities, beers and coffees will not leave lovers of good food indifferent.
Its climate is of a temperate oceanic type and gives it fairly mild winters and rather cool summers, with frequent rainfall. You are better off visiting the city in the summer if you want to avoid rain at all costs!
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