Lille is the perfect holiday destination for those who want to discover the metamorphosis of one of the most dynamic cities in France. Originally known for being a market town, Lille has faced some crises, but was able to recover, and today offers a more modern experience that differs from what it used to be. Despite these changes, medieval monuments such as the Old Stock Exchange, the houses on the Rue Basse and some remains of the Renaissance sit proudly in the city. Each stay in the city immerses tourists in an amazing mix of medieval and urban architecture.
Lille is full of many budget hotels. Those tourists who are in search of convenience, but also wish to maintain maximum independence could opt for a guesthouse instead. There is so much to discover in Lille; it is a city of a thousand faces. As well as discovering the enchanting buildings and pleasant walks, you absolutely must not forget to sample the local cuisine. One of the specialities of Lille, is the Flemish stew, which is a kind of beef stew simmered in beer. Potjevleesch (potted meat), which is created from the terrine of four different kinds of white meat, is also a famous dish. Lille will never cease to surprise those who explore it.