The center of Lille presents a very different aspect of Lille. With its wide tree-lined avenues, high Haussmann buildings, or more modern, central Lille covers a geographical area including multiple sites or attractive spots: General de Gaulle main quare, better known under the name Grand Place, the shopping streets rue de Bethune, the Rihour square with bustling cafes and Republic square. Most department stores are also present: Printemps, Fnac, Darty, Le furet du Nord (once europe’s largest bookstore), etc. Ideal for a shopping ride.
Note the famous Museum of Fine Arts, the exclusive area for its quality goods and dynamism, with all services nearby: administration, banks, stores, malls, boutiques and also schools (Teresa of Avila, Notre Dame de la Paix) and well serviced by metro lines and stations of Lille community bike rental system V 'Lille.
The center of Lille is an affluent neighborhood in which there are many mansions of exceptional charm, beautiful houses of the thirties, tall buildings with apartments decorated with wood paneling, large windows, high ceilings.