Things to Do in Lille

Exploring Lille? Unlock a world of exciting experiences with our curated list of must-try activities. From cultural gems to gastronomic delights, find the perfect adventure for family, friends, or a romantic getaway. Elevate your Lille experience with Funbooker's diverse activity catalog!

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Funbooker’s 16 best things to do in Lille

Any visit to France merits a trip to the north. Lille is a fantastic destination for a weekend away with family or friends, a bachelor or bachelorette party or a romantic city break. Whether you love sporty activities, taking in the culture, strolling around looking for hidden gems or simply enjoying the gastronomic delights a city has to offer,Lille has it all. The city has loads of unique, fun, original activities for all the family, including action-packed activities for adrenaline junkies, culinary workshops and wine-tasting sessions, or simple relaxing moments when you need a little break. Discover Lille with Funbooker!

8 places to visit in Lille

All European cities have a certain charm about them, and Lille is no different. Discover its large open squares, cathedral, palaces and markets with Funbooker’s list of 8 must-see sites in Lille

The Grand’Place

Situated in the heart of the Vieux-Lille neighborhood, the Grand’Place or the Place du Général de Gaulle is the city’s historic main square. The square is the center of a number of the city's cultural and commercial activities, so you’ll definitely be spending time there during your visit!

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille

The Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille is an exquisite municipal museum dedicated to the fine arts, modern arts and antiquities. One of the largest museums in France, you’ll discover stunning works by Rembrandt, Goya, Rubens, Van Dyck and many more!

Lille Cathedral

Lille Cathedral is a stunning 19th-century Roman Catholic basilica situated in the Vieux-Lille district in the city center. Considered a national monument, it is a beautiful example of Gothic Revival architecture. Any visit to Lille would not be complete if you don’t stop by to see it!


Vieux-Lille is a quaint old neighborhood situated right in the city center. Featuring exquisite old red brick houses, little streets packed with bars and restaurants, it is always buzzing with people! You can also discover the stunning Lille Cathedral in the district.

Parc de la Citadelle

Every great European city has its park, and Lille is no different! The Parc de la Citadelle is a great location for a moment of quiet solitude, or a relaxing picnic on a sunny day. Surrounding a 17th-century fortress, the park boasts plenty of cycle paths and a small zoo!

The Vieille Bourse

The Vieille Bourse is one of Lille’s most stunning architectural landmarks. The former home of the Lille Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is located between the Place du Général-de-Gaulle and the Place du Théâtre. A great spot for a holiday snap or two!

Les Maisons Folie

The Maisons Folie are a throwback to 2004, when Lille was nominated European Capital of Culture. They are the center of the city’s cultural life, boasting exhibition venues and concert halls, and workshops for children and adults alike. Check out the program before your visit!

Wazemmes Market

The Marché de Wazemmes is the perfect place to get a taste of the city. Situated in a classic iron-framed market hall, this traditional market is where you can discover all the regional delights of the north of France such as sausages, cheeses and vegetables!

8 fun activities to do in Lille

Visit Lille in a 2CV

This is a really fun and original way to discover this beautiful French city! Jump aboard a 2CV for a guided tour of Lille with commentary from your driver. You’ll also get the opportunity to tickle your tastebuds with a great meal at a partner restaurant!

Try VR at MindOut Lille

What could be more modern and exciting than a Virtual Reality experience? Book yours today at MindOut Lille, where you can choose between 6 different games to play with friends or family. A really exciting experience on your weekend trip away!

Try out wine-tasting

Any trip to France MUST include a wine-tasting experience! If you love great wine, but aren't always at ease with the world of oenology, you can experience a complete 4-hour course and discover the basics of wine-tasting with a real expert! A great activity to do with friends or family.

Let off steam with an action game

If you LOVE escape games, well this is perfect for you. Come and try out a giant escape game in a 6,000 m2 indoor adventure park! In teams of 2 to 5 people, you'll have to get through a series of challenges across 4 different districts in order to complete the mission. Great for adrenaline junkies!

Relax with a floatation session

Everyone needs some down time where they’re free to let their thoughts wander and their bodies relax. This floating experience provides just that! Hop into your bubble and let go. Thanks to its 3 latest-generation Floatation Bubbles®, each containing 800 liters of water saturated with Epsom salt and maintained at body temperature, you can experience a sensation of total weightlessness and reach intense levels of relaxation and meditation.

Take part in an introductory tufting workshop

If you want to try something really different and quirky, then this tufting workshop is for you! With Juliette you’ll learn all about a technique that involves creating a personalized rug using a wool gun! Bring in your ideas and creativity and leave with a 100% personalized piece!

Learn to fly a luxury airplane over Lille

Taking the controls of a plane over Lille, what could be more exhilarating?! With Olivier, you’ll hop aboard a magnificent microlight aircraft for an introductory flight, during which you'll have the chance to take the stick! A bit of theory, a bit of practice and then that all important adrenaline rush!

Try your hand at a pastry class

Learn how to create some culinary delights with this wonderful pastry class in a bright setting less than a 10 minutes' walk from Lille's Grand’Place. You'll learn how to make the great French pastry classics, as well as mignardises, petits gâteaux and many other gourmet pastries: macaroons, tarts, mille'll be an expert in no time!