The city of Lille has a vast and rich history and is a popular destination for a school trip. The attractive centre is nestled around the Grand Place and is resplendent with classic French architecture, extensive art collections and is lined with cafes and restaurants with a Flemish atmosphere.
Lille also plays host to the oldest and largest Christmas Market in Northern France and is a great place for your students to experience the unique atmosphere of a European city at Christmas. With the convenience of Eurostar this modern continental city can be reached in less than 2 hours from London, making it ideal for a day trip or overnight stay.
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"With a direct train from London to Lille (less than 2 hours), it couldn’t be easier to visit this beautiful, historic city. Lose yourself in the scenic centre, surrounded by restaurants, cafés and architecture. Home to the largest and oldest Christmas Market in the North of France, it’s the perfect destination for groups to visit at Christmas time, to immerse themselves in French Culture and cuisine, all whilst picking up a trinket or too!"