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Practical information for a stay in LILLE

When planning a trip to Lille for the Rugby World Cup, it’s important to take into account some practical information. Here are a few tips you may find useful.


Lille’s climate is temperate oceanic. In autumn, during the Rugby World Cup, temperatures generally vary between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius. Don’t forget to bring warm clothes and an umbrella, as rain is possible.


The currency used in France is the euro (€). Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants and stores. However, it is advisable to carry some cash for small shops and street markets.


The official language is French. However, in tourist areas and hotels, English is generally spoken.


Lille is a relatively safe city, but as everywhere, it’s advisable to exercise caution, especially at night. Avoid displaying valuables in public, and always keep an eye on your personal belongings.

Emergency services

In case of emergency, you can dial 112, the European emergency number. For medical emergencies, you can also dial 15 (SAMU), for safety emergencies 17 (police), and for fire emergencies 18 (fire department).

Opening hours

Stores in Lille are generally open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm. Some may be open on Sundays, especially during the holiday season. Restaurants generally serve lunch from 12pm to 2pm and dinner from 7pm to 10pm.


Most hotels, restaurants, cafés and public places offer free Wi-Fi. You can also find free Wi-Fi terminals in some public places.

Plug adapters

France uses type E plugs. The voltage is 220-240V. If your device is not compatible with this type of plug or voltage, you’ll need an adapter or converter.


Keep this information to hand during your trip to Lille for the Rugby World Cup and enjoy your stay without worries.

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