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.
When you are in the center of Lille, you can easily reach LILLIAD Learning center Innovation by subway - Lille Flandres train Station – Line 1 - Direction “4 cantons” - Station "Cité scientifique professeur Gabillard" (20’) - Lille Europe train station – Join Lille Flandre train station by metro Line 2 – Direction “Saint Philibert” – Station “Gare Lille Flandres” (5’) (or walk 10’), then Line 1 - Direction “4 cantons” - Station "Cité scientifique professeur Gabillard" (20’)
The Lille-Lesquin International airport is located 10 km from Lille city center. It serves more than 70 national and international destinations. - “Lille Lesquin” airport- France (20’ shuttle bus to the city center of Lille) -“Roissy-Charles de Gaulle" Airport - France (45’ by TGV train to Lille Europe train station) - "Bruxelles National" airport – Belgium (1h30’ by TGV train to Lille Europe train station) - "Bruxelles Charleroi" lowcost airport - Belgium (1h40’ shuttle bus to the city center of Lille)
Situated just 400 meters from one another, Lille's two train stations are located in the city center and are served by both the subway and the tram. Direct TGV from Paris. "Lille Europe" Station: Eurostar service to London and Brussels, direct TGV from Roissy Airport, Paris and all major French cities - TGV Paris Lille (55’) - TGV Brussel Lille (40’) - TGV London Lille (1h30’) - TGV Amsterdam Lille (2h30’)
Ouibus, subsidiary of SNCF Group, offers to join Lille from France and Europe (Great Britain, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands) by bus. On board, safety seats reclining XL, board WiFi, air conditioning and electrical outlets in each row. http://fr.ouibus.com/fr - Flixbus, an other private company also joins LILLE from Europe. https://www.flixbus.fr/
A1/E15 Highway Paris-Lille – GPS coordinates : Latitude 50.609277 – 3.142075