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The European Metropolis of Lille (MEL), your next destination!The French touch at the crossroads of three major European capital cities: Brussels, Paris and London. Lille, capital of the Hauts-de-France region, is proud of its festive traditions and its gastronomy. Flemish, Burgundian and then Spanish before finally becoming French, Lille has an outstanding architectural wealth. A trading city since medieval times, a citadel under Louis XIV, a hive of industry during the 19th century and a city of ambition during the 20th century, Lille offers a blend of faces of the past and of the future.

Mrs Marie-Catherine VIDAL
Mrs Marie-Catherine VIDAL

Lille Convention Bureau Manager

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Europe
Country: France
City: Lille

Components

International Airports: 1
Currency: Euro
Number of Hotels: 120
Number of Rooms: 8400

City Overview

The European Metropolis of Lille (MEL), your next destination!The French touch at the crossroads of three major European capital cities: Brussels, Paris and London. Lille, capital of the Hauts-de-France region, is proud of its festive traditions and its gastronomy. Flemish, Burgundian and then Spanish before finally becoming French, Lille has an outstanding architectural wealth. A trading city since medieval times, a citadel under Louis XIV, a hive of industry during the 19th century and a city of ambition during the 20th century, Lille offers a blend of faces of the past and of the future.

CVB Overview

Lille Convention Bureau provides free information on the destination, communication with the best suppliers, preparing a full specifications book and, within the framework of an application, help with the bid document, introductions to local authorities and organisation of site visits.

Knowledge Hub Overview

The French State has granted Lille six cluster labels: I-TRANS (the railway industry at the heart of innovative transport systema*UP-TEX (innovative textiles)*NSL, nutrition health, longevity (cardiovascular & metabolic diseases, age-related neurodegenerative diseases & nutrition)*PICOM (retail, e-commerce & customer relations)*MATIKEM (materials for domestic use)*POLE TEAM² (Environmental Technologies Applied to Materials & Materials)

Significant Convention Centres

Lille Grand Palais: three auditoriums, 28 fully-equipped committee rooms from 20 to 4,500 persons and an exhibition area: 20,000 sqm. Resort Barrière de Lille: meeting rooms covering 9,700 sqm and a modular theatre for up to 1,200 people. La Cité des Echanges: 3,000 sqm, capable of hosting from 10 to 1,500 people. Stade Pierre Mauroy: more than 10,000 sqm of reception areas for events and one auditorium of 230 seats. Les Halls de la Filature: 200 to 4,000 sqm. Stade Vélodrome de Roubaix: more than 3,000 sqm.

Access

In the heart of Europe, Lille is situated 80 minutes from London, 60 minutes from Paris, 35 minutes from Brussels and 50 minutes from Charles de Gaulle Airport by direct TGV shuttle. By air, Lille International Airport, only ten minutes from the city centre, serves more than 70 international and domestic destinations and is just 50 minutes from Paris Charles de Gaulle.

Accommodation

In terms of accommodation,the European Métropolis of Lille offers 8,400 bedrooms, 50 per cent located in 3,4 and 5-star hotels with well over half of them within walking distance of the Convention Centre, Lille Grand Palais.

Attractions

Lille has a genuine flair in the fields of innovation and culture: museums, painting exhibitions, festivals, the famous flea market in September and monuments certified by UNESCO’s Heritage list.

DMC's/PCO's

Our valuable PCO and DMC members work creatively and passionately to design and organise programmes that cater to every taste.

Knowledge Hubs

Ecology & Environment
Medical Sciences/Healthcare
Retail
Transport & Communication