Things to do in Lille

New to Lille? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Lille

If you're in Lille to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Zoo de Lille

⭐️ 4.2 (8840)

La Vieille Bourse

⭐️ 4.6 (6977)

La Piscine - Musée d'art et d'industrie André Diligent de Roubaix

⭐️ 4.7 (6574)

Palais des Beaux Arts

⭐️ 4.5 (5964)

Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille Cathedral

⭐️ 4.3 (4925)

Villa Cavrois

⭐️ 4.7 (3675)

Marché de Wazemmes

⭐️ 4.3 (3172)

LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut

⭐️ 4.4 (2308)


⭐️ 4.1 (1948)

John Doe Escape Game

⭐️ 4.6 (1699)

Botanical Garden

⭐️ 4.2 (1694)

The top affordable restaurants in Lille

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Lille city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

La Bellezza

⭐️ 4.7 (6435)

Price Range: $$

Les Fils à Maman Lille

⭐️ 4.5 (3046)

Price Range: $$

Estaminet Chez La Vieille

⭐️ 4.4 (3004)

Price Range: $$

Le Barbier qui fume Vieux Lille

⭐️ 4.5 (2541)

Price Range: $$

Le Broc

⭐️ 4.4 (1889)

Price Range: $$

Le Broc du Vieux Lille

⭐️ 4.4 (1572)

Price Range: $$

La Petite Cour

⭐️ 4.5 (1453)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (1314)

Price Range: $$

Chez Max Bistrot Lillois

⭐️ 4.6 (967)

Price Range: $$

Le Compostelle

⭐️ 4.3 (914)

Price Range: $$

Aoyama - restaurant japonais

⭐️ 4.5 (865)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Lille

These are curated, high quality experiences in Lille hosted by locals!


Gourmet and unusual tour

Intro to mixology in our bar in the Old Town

Yummy food tour in the heart of Lille

Geocaching in the Hauts de France

An enchanted break in photos in the streets of Lille

Enjoy a Meal in Nantes with a Private Chef

Models, sculpter!

Discover the history of chocolate in Lille

Create your weaving!

End your night in some of the best bars in Lille

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Lille, curated exclusively for you.

Dernier Bar avant la Fin du Monde - Lille

⭐️ 4.6 (2740)

Price Range: $$

Quai Des Bananas

⭐️ 4.6 (1929)

Price Range: $$

BEERSTRO - Taverne Moderne

⭐️ 4.4 (1805)

Price Range: $$

Joker Cocktails & Bar

⭐️ 4.6 (1060)

Le Windsor

⭐️ 4.5 (970)

Price Range: $$

Au Boudin Bar

⭐️ 4.4 (938)

Price Range: $$

Le Farafina

⭐️ 4.5 (933)

Price Range: $$

Pub Mac Ewan's

⭐️ 4.4 (915)

Price Range: $$

La Pirogue

⭐️ 4.3 (873)

Price Range: $$

Kolor Bar

⭐️ 4.5 (776)

Price Range: $$

La Biche & Le Renard

⭐️ 4.6 (569)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Lille

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Lille you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Lille

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Lille.

City Sightseeing Tour

Self-guided City Trail

Private Tour in a Convertible

Self-guided City Trail Adventure

Paintball Experience with Equipment Included

Classic Convertible 2CV Tour with Champagne

Private City Tour in a Convertible Citroen 2CV

City Tour on a Convertible Citroen 2CV

Canadian World War l Battlefield Tour

World War II Battlegrounds Experience

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Lille?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Rouge Barre

⭐️ 4.8 (841)

Price Range: $$$

Le Fossile Lille

⭐️ 4.5 (810)

Price Range: $$$

Quai 38

⭐️ 4.8 (641)

Price Range: $$$

Le Restaurant du Cerisier

⭐️ 4.3 (615)

Price Range: $$$$

N'Autre Monde

⭐️ 4.6 (530)

Price Range: $$$

Le Lion Bossu

⭐️ 4.4 (467)

Price Range: $$$

Jour de Pêche

⭐️ 4.2 (466)

Price Range: $$$

La Table

⭐️ 4.7 (316)

Price Range: $$$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore the old town of Lille: Take a stroll around Lille's historic old town and marvel at its iconic, Flemish architecture. Visit the Vieux-Lille, the city's old market square, the brick gabled houses, and the ornate churches of Saint-Maurice and Saint-Sauveur.
  2. Visit the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille: The Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille is an art museum with an extensive collection of art from the 16th to 21st centuries. Be sure to make time to explore the many galleries, eavesdropping on the tour guides, or take part in the workshops for kids.
  3. Taste Traditional Flemish Cuisine: Lille is famous for its traditional Flemish cuisine. Enjoy a hearty bowl of Carbonade Flamande—a classic beef stew made with butter, beer, and nutmeg; Waterzoi—a creamy stew of chicken, vegetables, and cream; or Lapin a la Ficelle—rabbit roasted with bacon and onions.

The best time to visit Lille is typically during the summer months, from June to August. This is when temperatures are mild, the days are consistently sunny, and the area is at its most lively. During this time, you can enjoy outdoor activities like strolling in the city's beautifully landscaped parks, exploring its heritage and culture, and tasting the wide variety of delicious local specialties.

Lille is a great city to explore and provide tourists with an array of experiences. So, how long is the ideal amount of days to spend in the city? It really depends on how much time you have and would like to spend in the city. Generally, 3 days should give you more than enough time to explore the city's highlights and attractions. You may even consider extending your time in Lille to one week so that you can experience even more of what the city has to offer.

The best way to get around Lille is to use the TEP public transport system. It consists of a well-serviced metro, trams and buses, making it convenient and reliable for travellers to explore the city. Alternatively, travellers can rent bikes directly from several bike sharing stations in the city. Taxis are available for hire too, however it is advised to book these in advance to avoid disappointment.

Lille has a plethora of fun activities for children, such as a special Children's Museum and one of Europe's largest urban amusement parks, La Citadelle. The zoo in Lille is top quality, offering a great range of fun activities and wildlife experiences. Kids of all ages will love Trocadero, a unique discovery park that combines virtual reality and interactive games.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Lille. To start off we'd have to mention Quai Des Bananas, Bartown Addict, Le Windsor. Check out our page on the best bars in Lille.

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