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  • Nausicaá, National Sea Center Full Day Entrance Ticket

    1. Nausicaá, National Sea Center Full Day Entrance Ticket

    Plunge into the depths of the ocean with Nausicaá, the largest public aquarium in Europe, in Boulogne-sur-Mer. Nausicaá invites you to enjoy a unique experience that will delight the whole family. Explore 'Journey on the High Seas', 'Mankind and Shores', and 'In the Eye of the Climate'. The latter includes projections from the floor to the walls and an aural immersion that will help you to learn about the effects of global warming. Total immersion to help you understand your power to act on a daily basis. You'll also meet the 1,600 species who call the aquarium home, such as grey reef sharks and the impressive manta ray. Don't miss some favorite shows: the sea lion's medical training and the finding of the penguins. Book your priority access ticket for this unique attraction that has already captivated 16 million explorers. During your visit, you can take a break in one of three resta...

    Sehr schönes Aquarium. Es lohnt sich dies anzuschauen, wenn man in der Nähe ist. Vielen Dank Nicole

  • Vieux Lille 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    2. Vieux Lille 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    Visit Lille's most charming district and admire its architecture, shops, and museums on a 2-hour guided walk. Learn about the old town's heritage and history from your guide as you pass Vieux Lille's landmarks and monuments. Some of the attractions you’ll see include the Palais Rihour, the main square, the Old Stock Exchange, the Opera House, the Chamber of Commerce, and Notre-Dame de la Treille Cathedral. The tour will conclude near the Hospice Comtesse. Founded in 1237 by Jeanne de Flandre, the Hospice features a display of works from Lille's past including objects from everyday life, wooden sculptures, earthenware, furniture, and paintings.

    Excellent guide and good pace. Pitched at the right level and amount of information to make it interesting and enjoyable without an overload of details.

  • Lille Driving Tour by Convertible Citroen 2CV

    3. Lille Driving Tour by Convertible Citroen 2CV

    Take a retro guided tour of the beautiful city of Lille on board an iconic Citroen 2CV, as idiosyncratically French as a beret or baguette. Tours can vary from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours, with room for up to 3 passengers. Riding in the famous car, feel the vroom-vroom of its tiny engine (2CV literally means "2 tax horsepower")! Lean over at every bend in the road and enjoy the vintage upholstery. If the weather’s right, you’ll tackle the cobbled streets with the roof rolled back and the wind in your hair. Your driver-guide will tell anecdotes about the city at every nook and cranny en route, and they'll advise you on the best places to go when you’ve regained your street legs! Lille is an ideal city to tour in a 2CV; the streets are narrow, and though the cobbles might shake and rattle your bones a bit, you'll feel every part a native.

    My guide Archi was fabulous! The tour in the Citron was intimate, educational and enlightening. My wife and I are moving Lille and the tour really helped me to more easily grasp the lay of the land and begin to understand and appreciate the prideful people and the different culture of Northern France.

  • Lille City Tour

    4. Lille City Tour

    What could be nicer than to tour the city comfortably seated in a minibus? This is the perfect way to discover Lille in 75 minutes. Equipped with an audiovisual system in 9 languages (French, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Russian), this city tour by bus offers views of the city’s main sites and monuments, from its origins to the most modern districts. Admire the Goddess statue as you drive past the Place du Général de Gaulle (Grand Place) and see the Opera House, the Chamber of Commerce and the Beauregard Row at the Place du Théâtre. Of course, you will also drive past the Townhall with its Belfry, the Citadel and the Old Paris Gate.

  • Lille's City Pass: 24 or 48 Hours

    5. Lille's City Pass: 24 or 48 Hours

    Explore the must-see monuments of Lille, one of the most cultural cities in France, with the Lille City Pass. Ride in a convertible bus and visit the Fine Arts Museum of Lille, the Piscine-Museum of Art and Industry in Roubaix, the LaM in Villeneuve d'Ascq, the Museum of Charles de Gaulle's birth place, and many more places! Take advantage of free visits to the tourist sites of Lille for 24 or 48 hours and receive free, unlimited use of the Lille's metropolitan public transport network (metro, bus, tram). Enjoy your visit without the stress of purchasing tickets for the hottest attractions and transportation. The Lille City Pass will relieve your worries and allow you to focus on the fun part of travelling. Not only will it save you time but also money. Enjoy more, spend less!

  • Lille: 2-Hour Segway Tour

    6. Lille: 2-Hour Segway Tour

    Choose to start your 2-hour Segway tour of Lille by getting picked up from your accommodation or meeting your guide at the starting point. Wander along the walls of the well-preserved Citadelle and get acquainted with 17th-century military architecture. Then, head to the heart of the Old Town and soak in the elegant atmosphere of "le Vieux-Lille" in front of the neo-Gothic Notre-Dame de la Treille. From there, wander on to reach the oldest monument in Lille: the Hospice Comtesse. Originally used as a hospital, the Hospice Comtesse today hosts a historical museum that immerses you in the lifestyle and historical events of previous centuries. Next, ride along the Rue de Gand, taking time to appreciate its collection of typical "estaminets" (combination cafe-pub-restaurants). Leap back into the 21st century with a stop in Euralille, the modern commercial center that shows how the capital ...

  • From Lille: Flanders Battlefield Private Tour with Lunch

    7. From Lille: Flanders Battlefield Private Tour with Lunch

    Take a private full-day tour from Lille and see the most famous First World War battlefields and memorials in Flanders. Visit Ploegsteert, Messines, Passendale, and Ypres and learn the history of each one from your expert guide. After pickup in Lille, your first stop is Fromelles. Stand in the Australian Memorial Park, see the "Cobbers" statue, and visit VC Corner Cemetery, the only Australian cemetery in France.  In Ploegsteert (Belgium) you will see where Sir Winston Churchill served in 1916, his office, and the place where his headquarters were. Stop for lunch in a local restaurant in front of Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing. See the memorial dedicated to the famous 'Christmas Truce of 1914' before going to the Irish Peace Park in Messines (Belgium). Continue to the New Zealand Memorial and the visitor center in Messines. Take the opportunity to stand near one of the 19 mine cr...

  • Lille: World War 2 Bunkers and Atlantic Wall Tour

    8. Lille: World War 2 Bunkers and Atlantic Wall Tour

    See bunkers from the Atlantic Wall, and visit launching sites of V1 and V2 rockets on this guided excursion from Lille. Start the activity with pickup at your hotel or Lille train station at 9:00 AM, and speed north on a 1.5-hour drive towards the French coast. Once there, stand on an original bunker at Cap Griz Nez with a stunning view on the channel, and see the English coast if weather permits. Visit an original Todt bunker built to house a massive gun, which now houses an informative museum. Then enjoy a stop for lunch in one of the small towns on the coast. Next, drive towards Eperlecques to see the largest bunker built by Nazis in Northern France, originally designed to house a V2 assembly plant and to produce liquid oxygen. The bunker was severely damaged by American bombers, but not destroyed. End your day at the Bois des Huit Rues, where a V1 launching base was built, with m...

  • From Lille: Australian Battlefield Guided Tour of Flanders

    9. From Lille: Australian Battlefield Guided Tour of Flanders

    Take a walk through history and remember the lives of the Australian Soldiers who fought in World War 1. Learn the history behind each site from an expert guide. Make your first stop at "Cobbers" Memorial at the V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery and the only cemetery dedicated exclusively to Australian Soldiers. Continue towards Armentières, and stop at Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing. In Messines, see the Irish Tower, the New Zealand Memorial, and a mine crater that resulted from an underground explosion at the Battle of Messines. Visit sites of remembrance such as the memorial dedicated to the 5th Australian Division at Polygon Wood and the 1st Australian Tunneling at Hill 60. Travel to Tyne Cot Military Cemetery, the largest cemetery dedicated to commonwealth soldiers in Europe. Arrive at the town of Ypres and visit the Cloth Hall and Cathedral on the Main Square. Take some time...

  • From Lille: Bastogne WWII Day Tour

    10. From Lille: Bastogne WWII Day Tour

    Take a walk through Bastogne's World War II history on this small group, full-day tour. Explore the region's most famous landmarks, memorials, and museums to better understand its importance during the war.

    Meet your guide bright and early at your hotel in Lille, and head straight to the Ardennes American Cemetery in Neupré on a 2.15-hour scenic drive. Take your time to pay respect to the fallen American soldiers buried here, and learn about the 463 soldiers whose remains were never recovered. Make sure to look for the insignia of the major U.S. units that operated in northwest Europe during the war on the north facade of the cemetery.

    Next, make your way to Bastogne where you'll see a World War II tank still standing in the square. Enjoy lunch at your own pace in the historical city before heading to the famous Mardasson Memorial — the principal memorial d...

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What people are saying about Lille

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 528 reviews

Absolutely fantastic, from booking and arranging the time and pick up from our hotel to the tour itself! The two drivers who took our party of 6 (and our luggage after finding out our hotel was closing for the afternoon hours before we were due to leave for the tour) on an hours tour of the city, pointing out historical buildings of interest that lead to interesting conversation topics throughout the journey.

My guide Archi was fabulous! The tour in the Citron was intimate, educational and enlightening. My wife and I are moving Lille and the tour really helped me to more easily grasp the lay of the land and begin to understand and appreciate the prideful people and the different culture of Northern France.

Friendly cultural walk in Lille Speaker listening to the smiling participants with whom we braved the cold

Frank is very easy person to communicate. We love every minute of the tour.

A good way to quickly get to know the city with all its highlights.