Best hostel in town!Gastama is a brand new hostel in an ancient building set in the very centre of Lille. Plus they have an in-house bar!
Looking for a wonderful, relaxing holiday weekend destination? Have you considered escaping into the beautiful surroundings of Lille? It is located a short drive outside of the Eurostar Calais Terminal, and entrenched in things to do and numerous places to take photos and make memories.
What to see in Lille? If educational trips and getting right inside the culture of your travel destinations is your type of trip, then soak up the adventure in Lille. Take a tour of one of the local museums, or enjoy an evening at the Opera.
Go on a Free Walking Tour
The best way to explore a city is getting into a free walking tour. Lille is full of hidden gems and what the best way to expore it than with a local guide? You will get around the city and hear about all the stories of Lille. Believe us – it’s worth the walk!
Book now your tour and explore the wonders and secrets of Lille with local guides!
You’ll quickly discover this city is an art lover’s playground.
Another place worth a visit to grab a bite of the local cuisine is Chez la Vieille. The décor of the atmosphere is classically French, with rich paintings, greenery, and a sultry vibe throughout the area.
It also offers outside dining options if you prefer to dine in the fresh air as your backdrop. It has real charm and excellent meal choices.
There is also the Old Town, which is a place where you can find lots of older structures, and learn a lot about the area. It is known to be a place where tourists as well as locals take photos, and do a little shopping. Palais Rihour is a quick area to pop into that is decorated in a dark very enchanting, gothic design.
Citadel is a metropolis inside the walls of the city, if you can picture that. It’s a focal point of art, and you have the opportunity to sink in the time it took to create such amazing architecture. Generally speaking, the French army takes ownership of this land, so you will need to organize a tour ahead of time.
The Belfry and Town Hall is a large venue that was built with style in mind. Belfry was the first building of its kind to be built of that large size within the entire country. Recently, just a few years ago it was ranked as one of UNESCO’s “World Heritage Site”.
The second largest attraction to mention would be the Fine Arts Museum. It is regularly traveled by locals, and a stop on every tourist’s to do list.
If shopping is your thing then you’ll definitely find your outlet in Lille. There are the Old Shops where you can grab fresh flowers, and pick up some items to take home for your loved ones. There are also endless markets, organic goods you can choose from. Each season has various markets that will be available, so check in with the locals to see what you can get into during your stay.
Needless to say, there are always things to do that will make you adore Lille.
Don’t forget to book your hostel in Lille! Gastama Hostel is perfectly located in the Old Town of Lille, just steps away from all of the main attractions in the city.
Where we’ll be...
Meeting point: Gastama Hostel