Lille is a city, located in the north of France, at the crossroad of Europe. Paris, Brussels, London, Amsterdam, all the big cities are one step away.

Despite the moody weather, Lille offers a colourful architecture and culture.

 

Grand'Place de Lille

 

  • In 2006, 91% of employment were in the tertiary sector and services.
  • Lille is part of the 4th largest urban area after Paris, Lyon and Marseille. The conurbation includes Lille, Roubaix, Tourcoing, Villeneuve d’Ascq among other cities.
  • The city used to be a major mechanical, food industry and textile manufacturing centre.
  • With over 110,000 students, Lille is one of France’s top student cities.
  • It is the home city of the largest flea market in Europe called "Braderie".

One of the north's morst famous dish: the Welsh

 

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

RESTAURANTS

https://en.lilletourism.com/restaurants-in-lille.html

https://www.tripadvisor.fr/

 

LEISURE

 

VISITS

                          x Grande Place                                                          x Palais des Beaux-Arts

              

 

                         x La Citadelle                                                           x La Piscine Museum (Roubaix)

                                  

 

 

                       x Le Vieux Lille                                                                 x Euralille

                      

Photos:  ©Lilletourism and ©ClaireBoutet

 

Lille Tourist Information Office website

City of Lille website

 

Access Lille campus

 

 

From Paris Orly airport:

         Take a shuttle called ORLYVAL towards ANTONY – get off at ANTONY station. Then take the RER B in the direction of “AEROPORT CHARLES DE GAULLE 2 TGV” until Paris Nord. Then you can take a high speed train towards Lille Europe train station.

 

From Paris Charles de Gaulles airport:

         Take a high speed train from “AEROPORT CHARLES DE GAULLE 2 TGV” to Lille Europe train station (it takes an hour). It is better to book it online before (http://en.voyages-sncf.com/en/).

 

From Lille-Lesquin airport:

 

By taxi:

the taxi stand is located close to the arrivals hall. It costs about 40€.

 

By shuttle:

the shuttle stop is located opposite the Arrivals hall. Approximate travel time to reach Lille by shuttle: 20 minutes. The shuttle will drop you off in front of the main entrance of the Euralille shopping center – then from this place you can easily reach Lille Flandres metro station located at about 1-minute-walk. A single ticket: 7€. More information on the following page  http://www.lille.aeroport.fr/getting-to-the-airport/shuttle/ 

 

From Lille Flandres/Lille Europe train stations

 

By taxi:

From Lille Flandres train station, the taxi stand is located close to the McDonald’s.

   From Lille Europe train station, the taxi stand is located on the same side as the Crowne Plaza hotel.

 

By metro:

take the line #2 (red one) towards CH Dron and get off at “Croix Mairie” metro station (it takes 15 minutes). Then the campus can be reached in about 15 minutes by foot or by bus (line 36 towards Roubaix Fourrier).

 

By tramway:

take the tramway towards Roubaix (green line) and get off at "Villa Cavrois" tramway station (it takes about 20 minutes). Then you will reach EDHEC Campus within 10 minutes by foot.

 

Your way around the campus

 Bus 36 stop: every 20mn, it takes you to the Croix Mairie metro station, the tramway and the Carrefour Wasquehal Shopping center

  EGIDE Residence

Food/Grocery

.Bakery "Paul: 116-118, Boulevard du Général de Gaulle, 59100 Roubaix

(Mon to Sat: 7am - 7:30pm)

.Mc Donalds: 3 avenue de Flandre, 59170 Croix

(Sun to Thu: 10:30am - 10:30pm

Fri & Sat: 10:30am - 12pm)

 .Restaurant “Pavillon de Jade” (Chinese food): 20 avenue Édouard Vaillant, 59170 Croix 

(Mon to Thu: 12am - 2pm / 7pm - 10pm)

(Fri & Sat: 12am - 2pm / 7pm - 11pm)

 .Mini-market “Casino” + frozen food “Picard” + grocery store "Toute une histoire":

135 rue Edouard Vaillant, 59100 Roubaix

 .Snack restaurant “Le 230” (sandwiches, pizza,...): 230 rue Verte, 59170 Croix

(Mon to Sat: 11am - 2:30pm / 6pm - 10pm)

 .Supermarket "Intermarché": 40-42, Rue Victor Hugo, 59170 Croix

(Mon to Sat: 8:30am - 8pm

Sun: 9:30am - 12:30pm)

 .Hairdresser "Guillaume H": 20 Avenue de Flandre, 59170 Croix

(Mon to Sat: 9am – 8pm)

.Postal service: it is possible to send letters or parcels from the Casino mini-market

 .”V’LILLE”: city bicycle station, to use all around Lille, more details at http://vlille.fr/ and on Blackboard

 

Beyond the map

  .CARREFOUR WASQUEHAL SUPERMARKET

 Bus line 36 towards Wasquehal Triez / Stop “Wasquehal centre commercial”

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