The city of Lille, European capital of culture in 2004, as well as the surrounding areas offer many pleasant surprises, including architectural diversity and many cultural attractions.
Don’t miss: the historic city center, the Vieux-Lille district (restaurants), the Fine Arts Museum, Modern Art Museum in Villeneuve d’Ascq and “La Piscine” museum in Roubaix.
- Money – As with all countries in Europe, the currency is the Euro
- Weather – Usually the weather is pleasant in early July with sunny sky and temperatures between 16 and 21 °C
- Accommodation – The hotel capacity of Lille – 1.2 million inhabitants – is huge. No rooms will be pre-booked for the participants. The tourism office website provides information on the area and accommodation. We advise you to choose accommodation close to the Metro, so you can enjoy all the richness of the city and easily reach LILLIAD Learning center Innovation.
Conference dinner – Wednesday 4th of July – 8 PM – €70
Hosted by the CCI (Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie) of Lille, just next to the Charles de Gaulle square and the opera, you can travel with the subway (Rihour).
Reception – Thursday 5th of July – 8 PM – Free
The second and last reception will be at the museum of Lille Palais des Beaux Arts, Republique square, also quickly available with the subway (République).
Post-conference excursions – Saturday 7th of July – €40
Departure by bus from the city centre. Visit to the LAM, in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, just near LILLIAD. Packed-lunch, followed by a visit to the Villa Cavrois, in Croix.
The cost/person is estimated at €40 and includes transportation cost, packed-lunch, site guide, tickets to the museum and the villa.