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Vieux Lille 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

1. Vieux Lille 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Visit Lille's most charming district and admire its architecture, shops, and museums on a 2-hour guided walk. Learn about the old town's heritage and history from your guide as you pass Vieux Lille's landmarks and monuments. Some of the attractions you’ll see include 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 tour will conclude near the Hospice Comtesse. Founded in 1237 by Jeanne de Flandre, the Hospice features a display of works from Lille's past including objects from everyday life, wooden sculptures, earthenware, furniture, and paintings.

Lille City Tour

2. Lille City Tour

What could be nicer than to tour the city comfortably seated in a minibus? This is the perfect way to discover Lille in 75 minutes. Equipped with an audiovisual system in 9 languages (French, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Russian), this city tour by bus offers views of the city’s main sites and monuments, from its origins to the most modern districts. Admire the Goddess statue as you drive past the Place du Général de Gaulle (Grand Place) and see the Opera House, the Chamber of Commerce and the Beauregard Row at the Place du Théâtre. Of course, you will also drive past the Townhall with its Belfry, the Citadel and the Old Paris Gate.

Lille: Town Hall Belfry Entry Ticket

3. Lille: Town Hall Belfry Entry Ticket

Make your way to the Town Hall Belfry in the historic heart of Lille, and then climb to the top of the UNESCO World Heritage Site for spectacular views of the city and its surroundings.  Dominating the skyline with its typically Flemish gables, the Art Deco building is an icon of Lille and offers views from the city's highest point. Climb the first 100 steps, from where you can take the lift to the top, or carry on walking if you are feeling brave! Experience Lille from a different perspective as you look across at monuments such as the Grand Place with its Column of the Goddess. On a clear day you can see as far as the mountains of Flanders and the valley of the River Lys. Take in the city as it sprawls beneath your feet and get a unique look at the new multi-use stadium of the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Lille: 2-Hour Segway Tour

4. Lille: 2-Hour Segway Tour

Choose to start your 2-hour Segway tour of Lille by getting picked up from your accommodation or meeting your guide at the starting point. Wander along the walls of the well-preserved Citadelle and get acquainted with 17th-century military architecture. Then, head to the heart of the Old Town and soak in the elegant atmosphere of "le Vieux-Lille" in front of the neo-Gothic Notre-Dame de la Treille. From there, wander on to reach the oldest monument in Lille: the Hospice Comtesse. Originally used as a hospital, the Hospice Comtesse today hosts a historical museum that immerses you in the lifestyle and historical events of previous centuries. Next, ride along the Rue de Gand, taking time to appreciate its collection of typical "estaminets" (combination cafe-pub-restaurants). Leap back into the 21st century with a stop in Euralille, the modern commercial center that shows how the capital city of Flanders has changed with the times. Finally, arrive at La Place du Théâtre and La Grand Place to check out the Opera and the famous Vieille Bourse, the old stock exchange that stands today as one of the city's most important monuments.

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4.4 / 5

based on 97 reviews

We had a fantastic Segway tour with Franc. We are experienced riders and he immediately recognised this and adjusted our tour accordingly, allowing us to travel more quickly to see more sights and travel over more challenging terrain. But he also ensured that he pointed out any potential hazards clearly as any experienced Segway tour guide should do. We are learning French and along the way Franc gave us lots of great tips on how to learn the language more easily which was really helpful. His knowledge of Lille was excellent and he told us lots of interesting facts along the way. He also made an effort to engage us in conversation beyond the scope of the tour. We have been on many segway tours in different cities and countries and this is one of our best ever. Thank you Franc for an amazing time.

We had a very successful Segway tour of Lille. Frank (the guide) showed us all the highlights and told us extensively about the city and its history. Driving the Segway went very well, Frank explained everything clearly and kept a close eye on us. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it to anyone.

Thank you very much, we really enjoyed our tour - loads of interesting info, a lot of covered from ancient times to the modern life. We've seen Lille from a different angle and it was great. It is absolutely the best way to explore the city. Definitely recommend

The guide was very knowledgeable, we learned lots about Lille history. I would recommend the tour to anyone, as it is a very quick way to Lear about the city main historical buildings.

Our guide (Catherine) was fantastic. Highly recommend this tour as an introduction to Lille.