An often overlooked part of France that in our opinion should be higher on the list. A fantastic mix of culture and sport that is a serious contrast from what the city was a few decades ago. A city that has all the elements for a very memorable tour in France.
History and culture buffs will fall in love with Lille as it possesses some of Frances most iconic military landmarks which are a must for anyone with an interest. Lille also offers everything in the range of great outdoor activities, as well as the options for day trip excursions to nearby towns and beaches, as well as some cracking nightlife, Lille can offer a great tour.
Highlights for the visitor include an attractive old town with a strong Flemish accent, three renowned art museums, stylish shopping, some excellent dining options and a cutting-edge, student-driven nightlife scene.
You can be in Lille in just over an hour of arriving in Calais. Lille is the main hub for rugby in the north, so finding a competitive fixture is not an issue. Not only this, you can easily travel into Belgium for a tour fixture against some different opposition, in our favourite destination, Gent.
1. Bicycle tour of the city
2. Watch Lille OSC compete in the french football league
3. Play tour fixtures in both France and Belgium
4. Mountain Bike Excursions
5. Excellent Architecture around the city
Travel to Lille via your preferred method of travel
Arrive at your City Centre Accommodation
Spend the evening sightseeing
Dinner at the Hotel
Wake Up to a Full Continental Breakfast
Transfer to a Rugby Club in Lille ahead of your first game
TOUR MATCH ONE
Post Match Reception, Food & Hospitality
Afternoon at 'French Go-Ape'
Return to the Hotel
Transfer to another Local Rugby Club for your Second Game
TOUR MATCH TWO
Post Match Dinner & Hospitality
After Breakfast, enjoy some sightseeing in Lille
Check-Out of the Hostel
Lille's geographic location near the border, means that you can be across the border and into Belgium within an hour. As well as being at the heart of northern Frances rugby hot spot.
Dover to Calais or Dover to Dunkirk makes France very accessible to the rest of the UK. A short coach transfer from Calais and you will be in the Lille.
Flights to northern France are widely available throughout the UK to Paris and Lille.
The hotel is situated in the city center, close to the Lille Flandres (514 yards) and Lille Europe (0.6
miles) train stations, just 10 minutes’ walk from the Euralille shopping and business center and 5
minutes from the Lille Grand Palais. It offers 140 rooms, a bar and 2 meeting rooms.