Find the not to be missed sights of Lille
A shopping outing in Euralille. Renovated in 2015, the shopping center of Euralille (created in the 1990s) welcomes you all year round with a wide selection of shops and restaurants. From your Campanile Lille Euralille hotel, you can get around the place Vauban, a small esplanade of trees, towards the center. On your way, the Jardin des Géants is a nice stop in which landscapers have created a space of 2 hectares, between clearings and lush vegetation. Continue to Roubaix gate, located on Place Saint-Hubert and admire the pink stone of this building of the seventeenth century, remains of the fortifications of the city. After this interlude of greenery and history, head to Euralille! Located in the heart of Lille's business district, which is located at the crossroads of three major European capitals - Paris, London and Brussels - the shopping mall offers 125 stores such as Comptoir des cotonniers, Etam and Okaïdi, and 24 catering outlets such as Starbucks, Paul or Burger King. Hang out quietly with friends or family! In addition to its shops and cafes, there are offices, housing, but also concert halls like the Aircraft, with varied programming, a theater and a casino.
The Grand'Place Lille, symbol of the capital of Flanders. Also known as the Place de la General-de-Gaulle, because Lille is the birthplace of Charles de Gaulle, the Grand'Place is located in the heart of the city and is a must-see during your stay in Lille. Built in the Middle Ages, it was occupied as a market, but it also hosted equestrian games! To reach it from your hotel Campanile Lille Euralille, you can make a stop at the Museum of Cannoneers where about 3,000 objects relating to the defense of the city are exhibited in a former convent. Upon your arrival in the square, admire the column of the Goddess, a statue commemorating the siege of Lille by the Austrians in 1792. Three other women embellish the architecture around. The neo-Flemish facade of the local newspaper La Voix du Nord is crowned with three bronze graces, symbolizing the three former provinces of the region: Flanders, Artois and Hainaut. The Old Stock Exchange, a vestige of the commercial past of the city, also sits on the square. It consists of a set of 24 houses surrounding a cloister where you will discover an incredible variety of caryatids adorning the pilasters. Just opposite, the Grand'Garde, erected in 1717, gives pride of place through classical architecture, the sun of Louis XIV and the coat of arms of France and Lille.
The Lille Opera is a world-renowned opera house. Built in 1915 in neoclassical style, the Lille Opera is one of the last examples of 20th century Italian opera built in France. It is located in the heart of the Lille metropolis, close to the Grand'Place. With rich programming open to all repertories, emerging artists and current aesthetics, the Lille Opera has become a reference in the opera scene nationally and internationally. Artists such as American soprano Astrid Varnay, Matteo Manuguerra and Samuel Ramey have performed on his stage. An exhibition program is also offered in the Rotonde, the former smoking bar. Free of charge, they complement the opera’s programming. From your Campanile Lille Euralille hotel, see the performance calendar for dance, concerts, or off-the-wall activities. A variety of events are created for families, such as a children-friendly practice workshop or, while the parents attend the show, artist-led creative creation times, and a selection of custom-designed performances is also available. The occasion for discovering the whole lyrical world is an opportunity for families.