Life in Lille

Student life in Lille is more than just studying. Lille is located in the North of France. It's the capital of the Hauts-de-France region, has an exceptional cultural vitality, and is famous for its architectural splendor.

A great place to learn and live

 Lille was elected « European Capital of Culture » in 2004 and established itself as an absolute must-see cultural destination of France. Learn how to travel to Lille.

 Lille made Nestpick’s list of best cities for millennials in 2017. In 2018, NEON Magazine named Lille the coolest city in France, thanks to our young population, bike-friendly roads, and cheap beer! 

The city of Lille lives with the flow of its cultural events, concerts, shows and its student life (more than 100,000 students). Consistently voted one of the friendliest cities in France, Lille is a great place to learn and live. 

Lille’s unmissable cultural events: 

  • “La Braderie de Lille” (Lille’s flea market): Each first week-end of September, Lille’s street market welcomes more than one million visitors to the biggest flea market in Europe. 
  • In 2004, Lille was the European Capital of Culture and pursues its cultural radiance with Lille 3000. Find all programming on their website.
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