At one point or another, as you researched your potential travel destinations in France, you came across the city of Lille. You read that it was cold, people told you it was grey, and you heard one too many jokes about potatoes. You quickly came to the conclusion that it was not a place worth visiting, and we’re here to tell you that you were wrong. We don’t blame you, though, as the world has yet to appreciate just how beautiful and special the city is. Thankfully, we’re here to explain why it’s well worth a visit.
Lille, which is located in northern France, is actually one of the most charming places in the country. It has a brimming joie de vivre and a booming arts scene, for starters, and was recently crowned the 2020 World Capital of Design, in case you have room for dessert.
Whether you’re looking for a place to stay or you’re hungry for brunch, Mama Shelter Lille is a good bet. For a world class museum you go to La Piscine, and for dinner you definitely hit up Big Mama. If you’re still not full, just remember that you’re in a city filled with brilliant shows, interesting workshops, mind-blowing performances, and unique art installations.