Lille is a city that offers a colourful architecture and culture. It is located in the north of France, at the crossroad of Europe. Paris, Brussels, London, Amsterdam, all the big cities are one step away.


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 119,000 students, Lille is one of France’s top student cities.
  • It is the home city of the largest flea market in Europe called "Braderie". It happens once a year on the first weekend of           September.

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




Lille Tourism

Trip Advisor





                          x Grand'Place                                                          x Palais des Beaux-Arts



                         x La Citadelle                                                           x La Piscine Museum (Roubaix)




                       x Le Vieux Lille (Old City)                                           x Euralille (shopping center)


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 towards “AEROPORT CHARLES DE GAULLE 2 TGV” until Paris Nord. Then you can take a high speed train to Lille Europe or Lille Flandres 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 (1 hour). It is better to book it in advance on the SNCF Website.


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 airport website.


From Lille Flandres/Lille Europe train stations

By taxi

From Lille Flandres train station, taxis are located close to McDonald’s.

From Lille Europe train station, they are located in front of the Crowne Plaza hotel.

By metro

Take the line #2 (red one) towards CH Dron and get off at “Mairie de Croix” metro station (15 minutes). Then the campus can be reached in about 15 minutes by foot or by bus (line 36 towards Rue de Tressin (Forest-sur-Marque)).

By tramway

Take the tramway towards Roubaix (green line) and get off at "Villa Cavrois" tramway station (20 minutes). Then you will reach EDHEC Campus within 12 minutes by foot.


Your way around the campus


 Bus 36 stop: every 25mn, it takes you to the "Mairie de Croix" metro station and the "Parc Barbieux" tramway stop.

  EGIDE Residence


 Bakery "Paul":

116-118, boulevard du Général de Gaulle - Roubaix

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

  Mc Donald's:

3, avenue de Flandre - Croix

(Sun to Thu: 10:30am - 10:30pm / Fri & Sat: 10:30am - 12pm)

  Restaurant “Pavillon de Jade” (Chinese food):

20, avenue Édouard Vaillant - Croix 

(Mon to Thu: 12am - 2pm / 7pm - 10pm) / (Fri & Sat: 12am - 2pm / 7pm - 11pm)

  Mini-market “Casino” ; Frozen food store “Picard” and Grocery store "Toute une histoire":

135, rue Edouard Vaillant - Roubaix

  Snack restaurant “Le 230” (sandwiches, pizza,...):

230, rue Verte - Croix

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

  Supermarket "Intermarché":

40-42, Rue Victor Hugo - Croix

(Mon to Sat: 8:30am - 8pm / Sun: 9:30am - 12:30pm)

  Hairdresser "Guillaume H":

20, Avenue de Flandre - Croix

(Mon to Sat: 9am – 8pm)

  Postal service: There is a postal service at EDHEC Welcome Desk.

 "V’LILLE”: city bicycle station, to use all around Lille, more details on the V'Lille website 


Grocery delivery




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