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What to do in LILLE after the Rugby World Cup?

After enjoying the excitement of the Rugby World Cup, there’s still plenty to see and do in Lille.

Visit the Old Stock Exchange

The Vieille Bourse, one of the city’s most beautiful buildings, is not to be missed. Divided into 24 small identical houses surrounding a splendid inner courtyard, it’s an ideal place for a leisurely stroll or to browse among the second-hand book stalls that are regularly set up here.

Discover the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Centre)

Lille’s Palais des Beaux-Arts is one of France’s largest museums, housing an impressive collection of works of art, from painting and sculpture to archaeology and ceramics.

Take a stroll through Old Lille

Vieux Lille, with its cobbled streets, colorful houses and elegant boutiques, is perfect for a stroll. Don’t forget to visit Notre-Dame de la Treille Cathedral.

See you in the Parc de la Citadelle

Built by Vauban, the famous French military architect, the Parc de la Citadelle is the ideal place for a nature break in the heart of the city. It’s also the starting point for several walks along the canals of the Deûle.

Taste the local specialties

Lille is famous for its culinary specialties, including maroilles, welsh, carbonnade flamande and moules-frites. Take the time to sit down in an estaminet to sample these delicacies.

Shopping in Euralille

If you’re in the mood for shopping, head for the Euralille shopping center, home to a multitude of fashion, design and gourmet boutiques.


After the Rugby World Cup, Lille still has plenty to offer to extend your stay in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Make the most of every moment in this charming city in Northern France

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