Vieux-Lille
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  • Vieux Lille 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    1. Vieux Lille 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    Visit Lille's most charming district and admire its architecture, shops, and museums on a 2-hour guided walk. Learn about the old town's heritage and history from your guide as you pass Vieux Lille's landmarks and monuments. Some of the attractions you’ll see include the Palais Rihour, the main square, the Old Stock Exchange, the Opera House, the Chamber of Commerce, and Notre-Dame de la Treille Cathedral. The tour will conclude near the Hospice Comtesse. Founded in 1237 by Jeanne de Flandre, the Hospice features a display of works from Lille's past including objects from everyday life, wooden sculptures, earthenware, furniture, and paintings.

    Excellent guide and good pace. Pitched at the right level and amount of information to make it interesting and enjoyable without an overload of details.

  • Lille City Tour

    2. Lille City Tour

    What could be nicer than to tour the city comfortably seated in a minibus? This is the perfect way to discover Lille in 75 minutes. Equipped with an audiovisual system in 9 languages (French, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Russian), this city tour by bus offers views of the city’s main sites and monuments, from its origins to the most modern districts. Admire the Goddess statue as you drive past the Place du Général de Gaulle (Grand Place) and see the Opera House, the Chamber of Commerce and the Beauregard Row at the Place du Théâtre. Of course, you will also drive past the Townhall with its Belfry, the Citadel and the Old Paris Gate.

  • Lille: 2-Hour Segway Tour

    3. Lille: 2-Hour Segway Tour

    Choose to start your 2-hour Segway tour of Lille by getting picked up from your accommodation or meeting your guide at the starting point. Wander along the walls of the well-preserved Citadelle and get acquainted with 17th-century military architecture. Then, head to the heart of the Old Town and soak in the elegant atmosphere of "le Vieux-Lille" in front of the neo-Gothic Notre-Dame de la Treille. From there, wander on to reach the oldest monument in Lille: the Hospice Comtesse. Originally used as a hospital, the Hospice Comtesse today hosts a historical museum that immerses you in the lifestyle and historical events of previous centuries. Next, ride along the Rue de Gand, taking time to appreciate its collection of typical "estaminets" (combination cafe-pub-restaurants). Leap back into the 21st century with a stop in Euralille, the modern commercial center that shows how the capital ...

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What people are saying about Vieux-Lille

An excellent way to discover a city full of history thanks to a guide passionate about his region and with a flawless knowledge of the heights of France.

Friendly cultural walk in Lille Speaker listening to the smiling participants with whom we braved the cold

Frank is very easy person to communicate. We love every minute of the tour.

A good way to quickly get to know the city with all its highlights.

Thank you for this visit. We learned a lot about Lille.