There’s lots to love about living in Lille: inspiring museums, great shops, delicious cuisine, and student-friendly nightlife
Celebrate moving into your accommodation in Lille with a trip to the beautiful bakery Au Merveilleux. Treat yourself to the famous meringues topped with chocolate, but be prepared to queue. Wander around the Old Town’s pedestrianised streets, stopping to browse the big name stores. Refuel at the charming Estaminets, traditional restaurants which serve hearty local dishes — Au Vieux de la Ville is a local favourite. Get a new perspective on the city from the La Tour Beffroi; at 104 metres high the incredible views make the climb worthwhile. Get your culture fix at the illustrious Palais des Beaux Arts, where you can see paintings by Rubens and Manet, and see works by modern masters at LaM. Later, sip craft beer in La Capsule.