Lille Grand Place
Lille and Flanders
Lille is a city of surprises. Dating from before 1066 it has been under Flemish and Spanish control before becoming French in 1667 during the conquest of the city by Louis XIV. It sits close to the border of Belgium and there is lots to discover around the streets and squares of the city centre.
Historic Lille • Arras • Ypres and the Menin Gate
Day 1 Short Channel crossing with a suggested stop in the historic town of St Omer en-route to Lille for a 3 night stay.
Day 2 Start the morning with a guided walk of Old Lille. See 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 afternoon and evening are free to explore and to sample some Flemish delights in one of the many fine restaurants close to the hotel.
Day 3 A day in Arras. Largely destoyed during the Great War, Arras was painstakingly reconstructed and today boasts some of the grandest squares and archtecture in Northern Europe. We include a guide for a walking tour of the city centre.
Day 4 Cross the border into Belgium and visit Ypres, a thriving market town that was devastated during some of the bloodiest battles of 1917 and 1918. In the afternoon return to the Channel for a crossing home.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Novotel Centre Grand Place, Lille
Novotel Lille Centre Grand Place is a 4 star hotel located in the bustling heart of the city surrounded by shops, bars, cafés and restaurants. It has a bar, restaurant and fitness area.
• 4 star • 104 bedrooms • Lift
• Fitness area • Nearby coach parking
Your tour includes:
• Return short Channel crossings
• 3 nights in Lille with:
Hot buffet breakfast each morning
2 x buffet dinner
After dinner tea or coffee
• Guide for a walking tour of Lille
• Guide for a walking tour of Arras
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