The title of European Capital of Culture awarded to Lille over a decade ago was not the height of its ability, but rather a humble beginning, for in the years to follow Lille has grown to become a cultural hub second to none in northern France – and, some would argue, even beyond. There is a strong Flemish flavour in Lille, which manifests itself literally, through Lillois cuisine, and figuratively, through the ornate buildings of the charming old town (Vieux Lille).
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||La Voix du Nord
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||Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Lille
42 Place Rihour, Lille
Mon-Sat 9.30am-6pm, Sun 10am-4.30pm
+33 891 56 20 04