At the crossroad between Paris, London and Brussels, Lille is a young and messy city, hosting the biggest university in France which gave us a Nobel price winner and a Miss Universe. Wandering in its streets, you'll pass from converted factories or an ugly 1960s building to a beautiful Flemish house or an Art Deco shop. The food is great, the cheese stinky, the choice of beer is so wide that you'll lose yourself after trying only a tenth, and the people are welcoming and very good at self-mockery. Come and check by yourself!
PUBLISHED IN JUNE 2021