Travelling to Lille is easier than ever before thanks to the rise in low cost airlines and the success of the Eurostar. As a cross road in north-western Europe hundreds of thousands people travel to Lille each year for business, for short breaks, and ever increasingly taking a slightly more prolonged residence in the excellent value hotels in Lille. Found on the northern border of France, Lille changed hands several times over the centuries before conclusively coming into the hands of the French under Louis XIV. A fan of extravagant buildings (he did, after all, build Versaille) Louis set about winning the population by engaging in massive building programmes and nowadays Lille boasts a considerable number of spectacular 17th century architecture.
Lille is most well known for its textile industry and is one of the busiest commercial cities in France, but it has recently developed its tourist trade, there have always been cheap hotels in Lille, but there are now many other types of hotel in Lille suited for those looking for a little more luxury. As for things to do, well there's plenty. As a bustling city there's a raft of museums, galleries, theatres, and cinemas. There is also hundreds of different examples of fine architecture from throughout the last five hundred years and, perhaps most importantly, a vibrant city centre with a number of high quality restaurants. The northern French city is a great place to visit. Whether you're looking for a luxury hotel in Lille, or a cheap hotel in Lille, everything you could want can be found in one of France's hidden treasures.