Lille is a border town located 14 km from Belgium. It is associated with many historical events of different centuries, which affected the local attractions. Charles de Gaulle, the French president who changed the country’s colonial policy, was born here. A square is named in his honor, and there is also a museum headed by the de Gaulle Foundation.
The architecture reflects the features of different eras. Churches, the Old Stock Exchange and other buildings are often historical monuments or World Heritage Sites. The Citadel still remains an active military facility, but the “Countess Hospital” has turned into a museum. Football fans will not pass by the home stadium of the Lille club, and little travelers and their parents will definitely enjoy the cozy city zoo.