Lille, Capital city of the French Flanders
LILLE GRAND PALAIS
1, Boulevard des Cités Unies
- By train : Lille Europe TGV station and Lille Flandres station at 9 minutes walk
- By car : On the doorstep of the A1 and A25 highway, 1, Boulevard des Cités-Unies – 59000 LILLE: the Lille Grand Palais reception is located on Boulevard Emile Dubuisson
- Airports : 3 international airports: Lille Lesquin is 15 minutes by car, Paris-Charles de Gaulle 60 minutes by car, Brussels Zaventem 70 minutes by car
- Bike : “Zenith” station in front of Lille Grand Palais and 2 V’Lille stations (4 minute walk): Administrative city and regional hotel
- Metro : 4 stations: Lille Grand Palais (5 minute walk), Mairie de Lille (7 minute walk), and Lille Flandres Station and Lille Europe (9-minute walk)
- En bus : Bus: Citadine 1, Zenith stop
Only one hour from Paris, 35 minutes from Brussels and 80 minutes from London, Lille could have lived in the shadow of its illustrious neighbors. However, without inferiority complex, it improves and displays its difference!
Flemish, Burgundy and the Spanish before becoming French, Lille owns an exceptional architectural heritage. Merchant since the Middle Ages, military citadel under Louis XIV, industrious in the nineteenth and ambitious in the twentieth century, the city preserves the vestiges of this past, while looking towards the future.
While the district of Euralille is a concentrate of architectural audacities signed Rem Koolhaas, Jean Nouvel or Christian de Portzamparc, the area of Lille-Sud became « Maisons de Mode ».
European Capital of Culture in 2004, Lille is now a reference in this sector. In large prestigious museums or alternative art centers, from the Opera to the numerous theaters to the national orchestra of Lille, culture is lived and shared every day. Lille Metropole was recently manes World Capital of Design for 2020.
Proud of its festive and gastronomic traditions, the Hauts-de-France capital remains a city with a human dimension, where breathe the generosity and warmth of the people of the North. Strong of this singularity, it offers visitors a tasty mixture of Flemish joviality end French elegance, in the heart of the youngest region of France!
Surprising, unexpected, visionary, creative, but also audacious, Lille captivates and enthuses its guests by its contrasts.
Lille and the Lille Metropolis will be the ideal destination to host the International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias – ICFTD 2022.
Getting to Lille: an ideal hub to Europe and the World
At the crossroads of Europe, Lille is ideally located in the heart of three economic capitals : Paris. London and Brussels, and is at less than three hundred and fifty kilometers from six other European capitals.
Lille is a prime destination for your event, valued by an extremely dense transport network that makes it one of the best served cities in France.
Getting By air
Less than 1 hour from two major European airports with worldwide connections
Paris Roissy - Charles de Gaulle International Airport: France’s 1st airport and second European connecting platform.
The “Gare Aéroport Roissy - Charles de Gaulle terminal 2” train station is located within the airport, 15 to 20 minutes-walk from the international terminal 2. From this station, you can take either the RER B Train to Paris (1 hour) or the TGV direct train (55 minutes) to Lille.
Brussels international Airport: “Airport City Express” trains connect the airport to Brussels-Zuid (Brussels-Midi) in 20 minutes, and then there are excellent connections by TGV and / or Eurostar to Lille (40 minutes).
In addition, two international with excellent European connections:
Lille International airport: 15 minutes bus shuttle to Lille center; direct flights to many European cities
Brussel South Charleroi Airport: The low-cost airport of Brussels is one hundred and twenty kilometers from Lille. Easy connection with Lille by bus shuttles.
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Getting to Lille By train
Lille is a strategic railway crossroads: 2 railway stations Lille Europe Station and Lille Flandres station are located 400 meters apart in the city center.
|4 European capitals connected by trains|
|Brussels:||34 minutes, 19 TGV and Eurostar / day|
|Paris:||60 minutes, 21 TGV / day|
|London||80 minutes, 6 Eurostar / day|
|Amsterdam:||160 minutes, 3 Thalys / day|
|To the other main cities in France:|
|Lyon:||2h52, 8 TGV / day|
|Marseille:||4h30, 6 TGV / day|
|Bordeaux:||5h00, 2 TGV / day|
|Montpellier:||5h00, 2 TGV / day|
|Rennes:||3h50, 3 TGV / day|
|Strasbourg:||3h20, 2 TGV / day|
With OUIGO: Paris (Roissy CDG 2 Airport. Marne-La- Vallée Chessy. Massy), Lyon Saint-Exupéry – Airport, Marseille Saint-Charles, Bordeaux Saint-Jean, Aix-en- Provence TGV, Angoulême. Poitiers, Saint-Pierre-des- Corps (Tours).
Lille Métropole in the heart of a motorway network, at the crossroads of 6 motorways, is easily accessible by car:
- 1h from Brussels (123 km)
- 2h from Paris (220 km)
- 3h from Amsterdam (287 km)
- 3h from Luxembourg (306 km)
Getting around within the European Metropolis of Lille
Public transport network: Ilevia
With Ilevia, Lille has a very complete public transport network crossing 89 municipalities:
- 2 subway lines, its the 1st automatic underground created in the world (in 1983), the ALV: Automatic Light Vehicle which includes 60 stations over 45 km: line 1 and line 2.
- 2 tram lines served by more than 36 stations linking Lille to Roubaix and Tourcoing: Tramway R and Tramway T. - 87 bus lines.
Ilevia offers Congress-pass at a special rate of 2.70€ per person per day, which gives access to the entire network. (*2019 rates)