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Our top tips for summer in Lille

July 19, 2017 / Lille

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Finally, summer is here! So you can make the most of it, we’ve gathered our three top tips for summer in Lille.

Where to cool off in Lille this summer?

For those in the know, the La Deule Association is the best place to beat the heat in Lille. Head down to the nautical base at the Quai de la Deule, on the banks of the river La Deule (obviously) for a range of activities like canoeing or paddleboarding to keep you cool and fresh during the hot summer months. Ask for 108 Quai Géry Legrand.


Where to eat in Lille summer?

If there’s one thing you can’t miss out on when you’re visiting Lille, it’s the food! And there’s only one type of place where you should experience it too—a traditional “estaminet”, the typical local restaurants to be found in the capital of Flanders. For a truly delectable experience, head to La Vieux de la Vieille”, a restaurant highly regarded for the quality of its dishes as well as for its charm, with a terrace on the picturesque Place Aux Oignions, a square hidden away in the heart of the old city. Indulge yourself on the choice selections of beer, cheese and meat at this Lillois institution.


Where to have a good time in Lille this summer?

Another must-see for the summer is the Gare Saint Sauveur. This former freight railway station has been turned into a trendy place with a summer programme full of things to do. Get your culture fix with exhibitions, concerts, tango lessons and many more activities. Feeling hungry? Sate your appetite here too, and wash it down with some drinks. Then head to the Swedish gym to work off some of the excess.


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