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City Overview

Lille is the fourth largest French conurbation and the biggest trading city in the North of France. It has been a significant retail destination for a very long time, having hosted substantial medieval trading fairs, and it still retains the tradition of "event shopping experiences. One of the biggest flea markets in Europe, La Braderie, is held on the first weekend in September every year. Retail in the inner city is strong and accounts for approximately 20% of the shopping area of the metropolis. Demand for premises from brands is substantial and supply limited, which keeps rents high. Rue de Bethune and Rue Neuve and the adjacent streets, and Rue Nationale (near Printemps department store), are mass market destinations. It has been suffering from competition with the city centre shopping centre Euralille since its renovation and the arrival of new brands such as Primark. The historic centre of Lille, Le Vieux Lille, is the hub for luxury and trend-setting brands in particular in Rue des Chats Bossus and rue Grande Chaussee; and the emergence of Rue Faidherbe and Rue Royale as retail destinations is a fairly recent development. Lille inner city has four popular shopping centres, one of which is Euralille (67,000 sq m) which attracts 12 million visitors every year. Outside the city, the biggest shopping centre is V2 (57,000 sq m). The peripheral area is very dynamic with major retail parks such as Heron park (retail park), Noyelle Godault, Lomme and Englos.

Things to do



Euralille and Vauban


La Grand Place

And be seen


Monsieur Jean, Compagnons de la Grappe, Oui Fooding


So Lounge, 28 Thiers, Little Havana

Be Merry

La Part des Anges, Le Radio Club, La Suite

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