Nicknamed the Capital of Flanders and sixth youngest city of the country, Lille is one of the most rainy dynamic cities in France.
Whether you are looking for a small eco-friendly hotel or a restaurant that promotes local produce, Lille is an ideal destination for an environmentally friendly city break.
Eco-friendly travel to Lille
Arriving in Lille is really easy.
The city has its own airport, and European capitals are easily accessible by train. Paris, London, Brussels and Amsterdam are all within easy reach and non-stop. As everyone says here: we’re at the crossroads of Europe.
During your stay, the city is very easy to visit on foot. No need for a car, the public transport network is well provided, and a bike share system is available.
Lille has a thing for environment: the city is seeking to be elected European Green Capital. And we bet that it has great chances of achieving it.
Eco-friendly accommodation in Lille, our advice
Book directly with the host, it’s always better
- The city has charming hotels
- Find out more about the sunstainable principles implemented by your host and respect them during your stay
- Check the opinions of responsible travellers who have already stayed there (we are here to help you)
Food and drinks
- Close to Flanders, Lille celebrates the typical dishes of the region and that’s not limited to mussels and fries.
- The city has many farm-to-table restaurants, microbreweries, and many talented young chefs.
- Lille is also a good place for vegetarians, there are many options for them and new businesses are opening regularly.
- If you have a sweet tooth, you’re covered : Lille Waffles from Meert, or The Merveilleux, a local specialty now famous throughout France.
Heritage, Culture and Art of Living
- Art lovers can visit the Palais des Beaux Arts, the second largest in France. Or move away from the city for Modern Art or the La Piscine Museum, in a former art deco swimming pool.
- The city has several parks, including the Citadel Park, a must for Lille residents on Sundays, and joggers every other day
- The city of Flee markets: A must-see event, the Lille annual flee market ‘La Braderie’ welcomes millions of visitors every first weekend of September. An open-air market, where the typical dish to enjoy is mussels and French fries