Practical Information > Visit Lille

By coming to Lille for the Conference, you will have the opportunity to visit the Flanders capital, especially during the 14th of july week-end. For the occasion, the city of Lille will organize festivities, such as the parade or fireworks.

City Highlights :

- the attractive old town with a strong Flemish influence (from the Grand Place with Austrian cannonballs still embedded in the facade to the basilica of Norte-Dame-de-la-Treille)

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- the Belfry (104 meters height for a panoramic view)

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- Art museums (Palais des Beaux Arts, Musée La Piscine de Roubaix...)

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- many parks and a zoo

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You will be warmly welcome. The Lillois have a well-deserved reputation for friendliness.

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A bike rental service named V’Lille is also available to visit the city.
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