Lille

Lille Travel Guide

Articles about Lille

Can I still get tickets for the summer Olympics—and an affordable hotel room in Athens? —K.M., GUILFORD, CONN. The official ticket agent of the United States Olympic Committee, Cartan Tours (800/360-2004; www.cartan.com ), projects that tickets...
By Maria Shollenbarger
STAY Historically, one of Lille’s only drawbacks was a dearth of stylish places to lay one’s head. The recent arrival of L’Hermitage Gantois (224 Rue de Paris; 33-3/20-85-30-30; www.hotelhermitagegantois.com; doubles from $250), housed in a 15th-...

Hotels in Lille

Directly across from the Neoclassical Opéra de Lille, the Hotel Carlton is centrally located within walking distance of the Euralille business district, Lille-Flandres railway station, and Grand Place de Lille (the city’s main square).

Things to do in Lille

For a relatively small-town venue, L’Opéra de Lille has attracted eminences from all walks of culture to its Beaux-Arts stage (the original 1788 building, destroyed by a fire, was rebuilt in 1914); Merce Cunningham, Kiri Te Kanawa, and Trisha Brown have all performed there.