About Lille in France

Comparing Lille campervan hire in France is very simple with Compare & Choose UK. This wonderful part of France sitting high in the northern part of France, close to the border of Belgium is the city of Lille. It is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country, and is the principal city of the Lille Metropole. The city has almost 225,000 residents, and a landmass of nearly 35 square kilometres. The city is located on the Deule River.

The city enjoys a temperate oceanic climate. During the summers you are not likely to experience high temperatures, however, in the winter it is not uncommon to get temperatures below zero degrees Celsius. The city also records higher than average yearly rainfalls.

The main tourist attractions of the city include the Lille Cathedral, Jardin botanique Nicolas Boulay, Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, Jardin botanique de la Faculte de Pharmacie, the Citadel of Lille, Jardin des Plantes de Lille, La Voix du Nord, Lille Grand Place, Theatre Sebastopol, Lion d'or square, Porte de Roubaix, Rihour Palace, the Lille Church of England, Euratechnologies, Port de Lille and the Lille Gare De Flandres.

The closest airport to the city, the Lille Lesquin International Airport is located 11 kilometres or a 15 minute drive from the heart of the city. The city is also the fourth largest airport in France, moving more than 38,000 tons of freight every year, and around 1.2 million passengers annually. Predominantly flights from the airport are either French domestic, or inter Europe, with some Mediterranean cities available.

The city is twinned with a whopping 16 different cities which constitutes Buffalo in the United States, Cologne and Erfurt in Germany, Esch-sur -Alzette in Luxembourg, Kharkiv in the Ukraine, Leeds in the United Kingdom, Liege in Belgium, Nablus in the Palestinian National Authority, Oujda in Morocco, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Safed in Israel, Wroclaw in Poland, Saint-Louis in Senegal, Shanghai in China, Turin in Italy and Valladolid in Spain.

The city is also one of the largest student cities in France with over 110,000 students.