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Poperinge

municipality in West Flanders, Belgium

39km

50.852.7333

Bruges

municipality in West Flanders, Belgium

43km

51.20943.2249

Hauts-de-France

Hauts-de-France is the northernmost region of France, located to the north of the French capital Paris and situated on the English Channel at the point closest to England. The region also fronts much of the French border with Belgium. The area is sadly known for its central part in the trench warfare of the First World War (1914-1918), perhaps most notoriously the Battle of the Somme, which lasted four and a half months during which more than one million men and women lost their lives. Unsurprisingly, Hauts-de-France hosts a large number of battlefields, war cemeteries and memorials. Less well-known, but still worth your time are the region's many belfries and Gothic churches, and the remnants of France's industrial heartland. Hauts-de-France was created in 2016 by merging Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy.

64km

49.92062.703

Ghent

city in East Flanders, Belgium

79km

51.053.7333

Paris

capital and largest city of France

150km

48.8562.351

Antwerp

municipality in the province of Antwerp, Belgium

154km

51.22064.3997

London

capital and largest city of the United Kingdom

359km

51.5086-0.1264
Sights

Opéra de Lille

Built in 1923.

210m

50.6375223.065183

Lille Cathedral

The construction of this cathedral started in 1854 and was eventually finished only in 1999.

230m

50.643.06222222

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille

A famed museum covering European art from the 15th to 20th century. There are myriad events open to all, including night events and festivals.

484m

50.6303533.062906

Braderie de Lille

The largest flea market in Europe, held every September for which millions of people come to Lille. You will find everything: paintings, antiques, ornaments, furniture, clothing, art, and more. The traditional food of the braderie is moules-frites, or mussels and fries, usually paired with a refreshing local beer. You will find many restaurants selling this meal for an affordable price. Tourists and locals alike will be partying, eating, and drinking, in a very lively, fun atmosphere.

612m

50.63683.0688

Musée d'Histoire Naturelle de Lille

A large collection of stuffed mammals, insects, fossils, etc.

831m

50.626666673.06666667

Citadel of Lille

A masterpiece of 17th century defensive military architecture, built in the reign of Louis XIV and designed by Vauban, the famous French military architect. In the same area is a zoo (free of charge) and a lovely park.

2.1km

50.641111113.04444444

Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art

Modern art, outsider art, contemporary art.

9.4km

50.637777783.14805556

La Piscine Museum

A 20th century art museum built around a former swimming bathhouse. The main room features a swimming pool.

12km

50.6925773.16756

Picardy

Region of France

85km

49.52.83333333

Beauvais

Prefecture and commune in Hauts-de-France, France

137km

49.43032.0952

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Lille

France
Lille is the capital of the Hauts-de-France region in northern France and the core of one of the largest metropolitan agglomerations in the country. Historically, it has also been the capital of Flanders, and later an industrial powerhouse, thanks to which it now boasts a large and handsome historic centre. Today, it is known as a major economic and academic centre, with a very large student population. Situated at the literal crossroads of Europe, Lille is within a 90-minute train ride from Paris, Brussels and London.

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Jan

6°C1.2
Precipitation: 60.5 mm

Feb

6.9°C1.3
Precipitation: 47.4 mm

Mar

10.6°C3.6
Precipitation: 58.3 mm

Apr

14.1°C5.4
Precipitation: 50.7 mm

May

17.9°C8.9
Precipitation: 64 mm

Jun

20.6°C11.7
Precipitation: 64.6 mm

Jul

23.3°C13.8
Precipitation: 68.5 mm

Aug

23.3°C13.6
Precipitation: 62.8 mm

Sep

19.7°C11.2
Precipitation: 61.6 mm

Oct

15.2°C8.1
Precipitation: 66.2 mm

Nov

9.8°C4.4
Precipitation: 70.1 mm

Dec

6.4°C1.9
Precipitation: 67.8 mm