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Boosted by the development of its metropolitan area, Lille has established itself as a leading destination for business tourism, a reputation that now extends far beyond Lille’s borders: since 2014, the Capital of Flanders has been one of France’s “Top 10 ” cities for hosting European and international congresses. Lille is renowned for its hospitality and cultural offerings. With a population of over one million, Lille is constantly daring, innovating and reinventing art, sport and parties, so that there’s always something to do. All of which makes Lille an ideal destination for your business trips!

Hyper accessibility

Lille is ideally located. Less than 60 minutes by TGV from Paris, 35 minutes from Brussels and 80 minutes from London.

At the heart of Europe’s leading consumer region, Lille offers an international dimension to events. The Lille-Europe and Lille-Flandres TGV stations, 400 meters apart, provide regular service to over a hundred destinations.

Lille is close to 3 international airports: Roissy Charles de Gaulle (50 min by TGV), Brussels Zaventem (60 min by TGV) and Lille – Lesquin airport, just 15 min by car from Lille Grand Palais, which serves over 50 national and international destinations several times a day.

A pioneer in the distance-selling, distribution and e-commerce industries, the region has been awarded the ” French Tech ” territory label.

At the center of Europe’s 1st consumer basin, it’s the ideal destination for businesses. Dynamic SMEs, young start-ups, the presence of multinationals, booming incubators and gas pedals, the Lille metropolitan area is the cradle of major players in the retail sector, with over 70 retailer head offices: Auchan, Decathlon, Oxylane, Leroy Merlin, Castorama.

It is also the European capital of mail order and e-commerce, with over 200 mail order companies and 160 e-commerce companies (including Amazon, Booking.com and Egencia).


In terms of infrastructure, the metropolis offers over 8,500 rooms ranging from 2* to 5*, of which almost 4,000 are less than 10 minutes’ walk from the TGV stations and therefore less than 15 minutes’ walk from Lille Grand Palais.

Quality hotels include the Hermitage Gantois (5*), the Hôtel Barrière de Lille (5*) and the Crowne Plaza Lille (4*).

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