Vieux Lille is the old town, also called old heart, of Lille. Here you can easily spend a few days, since it’s not lacking anything. From museums to boutiques, terraces, artistic bread shops and churches. Everything is there. The buildings have beautiful Flemish-Baroque facades, which makes for a great picture.
In addition to an old quarter, Lille also has a new district, Euralille. The construction of this district was completed in 2005. The district serves as one of the most important business centers in France, except for those in Lyon and Paris. A special building in Lille is La Maison Coilliot. It was designed by Hector Guimard, who also designed a number of metro entrances in Paris. Unfortunately, the house is privately owned and therefore can not be admired inside. Another hidden treasure in Lille can not be found in the city, but a little out of it. There lies La Piscine, a special museum that used to serve as a communal swimming pool.
A good thing about Lille is that the climate is quite well year round. It is comparable to the Dutch climate, but slightly softer, especially during the winter months.