Lille, a vibrant and history-filled northern city, richly rewards visitors with baroque architectural gems; colorful, gabled Flemish facades; and centuries-old public squares. During this sightseeing tour, visit the charming old-city quarters and bustling public squares in a stylish vintage 2CV for an unforgettable ride.
Designated France’s “City of Art and History,” Old Lille, with its cobblestoned, monument-filled streets, feels like an open-air museum. Cruise past La Vieille Bourse, Lille’s old stock exchange, with ornate, arcaded buildings constructed during the Flemish Renaissance in the mid-17th century. Peek at the city’s trademark memorial, the Column of the Goddess. The statue and fountain, built to commemorate the 18th-century Siege of Lille, front the famous Grand Place, the main square of Lille and one of the grandest in France.
First-time visitors and travelers short on time will tick off all the city’s main highlights during this unforgettable excursion.