Lille city breaks

Lille city breaks

1 hr 20 mins from St Pancras Int’l
56 mins from Ashford Int’l

Sitting less than 20km from the Belgian border, Lille offers a tantalising mix of French and Flemish culture, with cheerful pavement cafés serving coffee and waffles under the shade of step-gabled façades in the city's pretty squares.

But don't spend too long lounging...

The Palais des Beaux-Arts houses a huge collection of works (second only to the Louvre) by Dutch masters, so leave plenty of time for a visit.

For bargain-hunters, the enormous annual flea market is a must, with over 10,000 stalls selling everything from knick-knacks to fine art.

If all the shopping gets a bit much, find refuge at the top of the belfry which rises 104m above the city. Don't be put off by the 400 or so steps, there's a lift if the first hundred wear you out.

With Eurostar tickets from as little as £29 one way* and trains leaving up to 11 times a day, there's never been a better time for a weekend in Lille. So sit back and let us whisk you away...


* Price based on a return journey. Tickets at this fare are only available for travel (according to your local departure time):

  • between midday and midnight on a Monday;
  • anytime on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday; and
  • between midday and midnight on a Saturday.

Subject to availability. A £4 credit card fee may apply.