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A Dining Tour of Lille, France

Benoît Peverelli A view of Rue Lepelletier in the Old City.

Photo: Benoît Peverelli

Just an hour by train from Paris, the former capital of Flanders marries Gallic traditions with the 21st-century design sensibility of its Low Country neighbors. Lille is pleasant year-round, with relatively mild winters. Fall ushers in the famed opera season—also a good time of year to indulge in Lille’s cold-weather comfort food.

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Destinations: Burgundy + Champagne · Lille

Inspired by: T+L Guide to Lille — by Maria Shollenbarger, Published Oct. 2006

Hotels (2)

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    Hotel Carlton

    Directly across from the Neoclassical Opéra de Lille, the Hotel Carlton is centrally located within walking distance of the Euralille business dist

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    L'Hermitage Gantois

    A white gabled façade with a tall stained-glass window marks the entrance to this unusual boutique hotel, 
    originally established as a church-run ho

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Activities (7)

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    Palais des Beaux-Arts/BOZAR

    The late-19th-century building houses a satisfying number of Flemish and Dutch masters—including Rubens and van Dyck, and several first-rate landsc

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    L'Opéra de 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 bu

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    Collection 17

    The usual suspects (Prada, Miu Miu, Yves Saint Laurent) are punctuated by designs from lesser-known names, such as Luciano Padovan and Sartore.

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    Antidote

    Antidote fills a tiny storefront with independent European labels that share an aesthetic of understated cool: Italy’s Kristina Ti, Danish line Day

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    Série Noire

    Série Noire is a three-story carnival of ready-to-wear collections and accessories reminiscent of Paris’s Colette and Kirna Zabête in New York.

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    Jean Maniglier

    Located in the northern city of Lille, this home furnishings shop is the namesake of interior designer Jean Maniglier. The store is spread out amon

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    Flamant

    If there is a Belgian "look" in today's interior design, it is captured in this flagship of the three Flamant brothers' stores. In comfortable room

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