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- Capital of Culture 2004
- Architecture at the Grand Palace together with the "Alte Börse" (Old Stock Exchange)
- Historical buildings from the 17th to the 20th century
- Pentagonal citadel of Lille
- Old town with Flemish architecture
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In the northern French town of Lille you will find a wide range of holiday accommodation throughout the region to suit your personal requirements. Choose a comfortably furnished holiday apartment in the centre of the village for a relaxing holiday for two or more people. A chalet with a noble interior is also an ideal holiday accommodation for a stay of several days with style. In addition, a generously proportioned vacation rental of Flemish design is perfectly suited to enjoying the French way of life to the full.
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As a large city in the north of France, Lille is very close to the border with Belgium. The French city of Lille is the capital of the Hauts-de-France region and a district of the North département. Lille is nicknamed the "capital of Flanders" and, in addition to the towns of Tourcoing, Roubaix and Villeneuve-d'Ascq, is a core town of the Métropole Européenne de Lille, which is made up of a total of 85 municipalities.
Due to its diverse museum landscape, Lille in northern France was the cultural capital of the year 2004.
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The Grand Palace, a centrally located square, provides an ideal overview of the various architectural styles and epochs that can be admired throughout Lille as a characteristic foundation. Take an extensive look at the historical architecture dating from the beginning of the 17th century and let yourself be inspired by the art of later houses whose origins date back to the early 20th century. The "Alte Börse", built in the 17th century, is one of the most beautiful buildings of the city and represents the cultural highlight. Consisting of a total of 24 identically designed buildings, the freely accessible Alte Börse accommodates an idyllic inner courtyard with walkable arcades.2. The pentagonal citadel of Lille
Built between 1668 and 1671, the bastioned fortress was designed by the French general Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban and built between 1668 and 1671. Built near the river Deûle in a former moorland area, the "Queen of the Citadels" is not far from today's border with Belgium. The special feature of the plant becomes clear to you during a visit with a view of the impressive floor plan. The five opposing bastions of the castle complex, which were laid out in an even pentagonal shape, once provided perfect cover for the marksmen posted. In the citadel, all the buildings, including the church, the barracks, and the powder depot, are arranged around a pentagonal weapons area.3rd Flemish Culture in Lilles Old Town
Thanks to the comfortable proximity to your chalet, an extensive stroll through the old town of Lille is an integral part of your daily holiday routine. As a former European Capital of Culture, Lille still spoils its visitors with its restored heritage and gastronomic diversity. The unique mixture of Flemish tradition and French joie de vivre becomes particularly clear when walking along the decorated facades according to Flemish custom. As a successful prime example of Flemish architecture of the 17th century, the pastel-coloured facades of the old town are illuminated from afar and attract visitors from all over the world who are interested in culture.