Lille’s beautiful, historic centre is a great place for a stroll, especially if there’s a market on, and Lille certainly knows how to do markets. Its Christmas market is worth travelling for and its annual summer antiques and bric a brac market is supposedly the world’s largest. If you’re here for the markets then the best places to stay in Lille will be in the centre of town.
Lille also prides itself on being friendly, and with its large student population you can imagine that it can also be a really fun city to visit. Some of the best places to stay in Lille are great value, which also helps!
Up until recently Lille was thought of as a very industrial town, but if that’s what you thought of her, think again. Lille has three excellent museums: the Palais des Beaux Arts, the Musée d'Art Moderne, d'Art Contemporain et d'Art Brut – LaM and the La Piscine Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, some excellent restaurants and opportunities to sample the hearty Lillois cuisine and mouthwateringly beautiful pastries, and some wonderful architecture. It’s also very easy to get to on the Eurostar.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Lille are perfect for a short city break and ideally placed for exploring the city.
Super stylish, elegant guesthouse just outside the centre of Lille. Spacious contemporary bedrooms and suites with all white walls and linens contrasted with splashes of colour from cushions, throws or artworks. Huge bathrooms with beautiful bathtubs. A chic weekend getaway.
Set in the charming, historic centre of Lille, L'Esplanade offers spacious, contemporary rooms with views of the city. Relax in the lounge with stunning fireplace and vaulted ceilings. Lots of restaurants on its doorstep. A trendy townhouse base to explore the city.
Set in the heart of Lille in a mansion dating back to 1873, guests can enjoy elegant and comfortable suites plus a relaxing spa with sauna, jacuzzi and hammam. Walking distance from many of Lille's fine museums, this is perfect for those looking to explore the area.