Lille, France’s second largest metropolitan area, is located in French Flanders and has cultural and historical connections with Belgium. With a reputation for friendliness, it has a thriving student population that drives its cutting edge and buzzing nightlife. Lille is a self-confident and attractive destination for school groups with some excellent shopping and dining – always a favourite for anyone wishing to experience a glittering Christmas market excursion.

Birthplace of Charles de Gaulle, Lille has a wealth of museums and places of interest that will keep your students endlessly occupied. Popular attractions include; the Palais des Beaux Arts (Lille’s world-renowned Fine Arts Museum), Maison Natale de Charles de Gaulle (the house in which de Gaulle was born), The Resistance Museum, Outdoor Market (the city’s largest outdoor market) and the Municipal Zoo.

Whatever your reason for embarking on a visit to Lille, you are sure to be impressed by this undeniably charming city!