Visiting the Cultural Town of Lille
Lille is a mid-sized city in Nord-Pas de Calais region in northern France. It has a large student population and a strong industrial background. These days, Lille is known for having a dazzling city centre and a vigorous cultural life. If you love traveling in the cities across France, this is one of those must-see locations particularly for day trips, walking tours, and campervan travels.
We have an extensive selection of 2 , 4 and 6 berth campervans some at budget prices others that command higher prices to match the luxury build. Motorhomes suppliers in Lille include Origin Campers and Netolidays France, offer A, B and C Classes at discounted prices when you book early.
Immerse in the art, culture, and wondrous sights
There are must-see features and tourist destinations in Lille. So many that you will need more than a day to see them all. And when travelling with your family or friends, it pays to have your own vehicle and place to stay to keep the travel costs down. So, traveling in a luxurious camping car is one of the best options you can go for
While in the city, make sure to visit these wondrous destinations:
la Citadelle is a defensive military architecture built by a popular French military architect named Vauban. It is farther from the city centre and within the same vicinity is a free-admissions zoo and a charming park.
La Vieille Bourse is situated between two scenic squares, the Place du Général-de-Gaulle and Place du Théâtre. It used to be a commercial exchange in the earlier years, but it still plays a relevant role in the life of the city. There are flower markets and booksellers in the inner court worth visiting as well.
If you love contemporary art, the LAM – Lille Art Modern Museum is the right place to visit.
The Musée des Beaux-Arts is famous for covering European art from the 15th to the 20th centuries.
The Musée d’Art et d’ Industrie de Roubaix : La Piscine is a 20th century art museum situated in a former art deco style swimming pool.
The Musée de l’Hospice Comtesse is an art museum which was formerly a hospital.
See a large collection of fossils, stuffed mammals and insects and more, at the Museum of Natural History.
The Grand Place or Place du Général-de-Gaulle is located at the main square. It has numerous historic houses and buildings like the neo-Flemish headquarters of La Voix du Nord (local paper), as well as a fountain with the statue of ‘la Grande Déesse’.
Place Rihour is a rich destination with lots of restaurants and the Palais Rihour which houses the tourist information centre.
When you visit the Porte de Paris, you should also make a stop-over to see the town hall. The buildings and belfry are a must-see for their architectural design.
The Opera and the Chamber of Commerce are situated in close proximity. They are a sight to behold especially at night time when the lights are lit up.
The noteworthy streets of Rue de la Monnaie and Rue Esquermoise are a must-see. And while on the road, make sure to wander the vicinity of Vieux Lille which is the old quarter of the town where cobble stone streets, designer stores, the modern Cathédrale Notre Dame de la Treille, and gourmet restaurants are located.
Lille’s annual Christmas Market is also a great reason to go town during the holidays.
Nearby Campingvan Parks and Campsites
There are not many campsites in Lille which provide facilities for camping cars. However, there are a few which provide service points to campervans.
Les Alouettes, L’Image and Aire Naturelle De L’Image are within Nord-Pas de Calais, so it is easier to have a day trip in town and find a good place to park your campervan and stay for the night. The service areas are managed by these campsites and you will find family friendly facilities such as bathrooms, play areas for kids, restaurants, sport/event areas, and even a resort.