Cobblestoned streets and old Flemish town houses (now home to exclusive boutiques) make for a pleasant stroll in a part of Lille barely changed in centuries. Particularly lively on Sundays, when the market takes place. Sit at a café and watch life go by. The cathedral, nearby, has a modern facade and gothic interiors.
Things to see in Lille
Office du Tourisme de Lille
Palais Rihour, Place Rihour
Tel: (03) 5957 9400.
The 'City Pass Lille Métropole' gives free access to over 30 sites in Lille and the region, as well as free transport in the city. The pass is available for one, two or three days and can be purchased online (www.lilletourism.com), at the tourist office or in some hotels.