Should you visit Lille or Beaune?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Lille or Beaune, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.
Lille is a city in northern France on the Deule River near France's border with Belgium. It has the fourth largest urban area in France behind Paris, Lyon, and Marseille. Lille (Rijsel in Flemish) may be France's most underrated major city. In recent decades this once-grimy industrial metropolis, with its economy based on declining industries, has transformed itself into a glittering and self-confident cultural and commercial hub. Highlights for the visitor include an attractive old town with a strong Flemish accent, three renowned art museums, stylish shopping, some excellent dining options and a cutting-edge, student-driven nightlife scene. The Lillois have a well-deserved reputation for friendliness – and they're so proud of being friendly that they often mention it.
The walled-town of Beaune is located at the center of the Burgundy winemaking region in France. Once the capital of the region and still surrounded by the Cote d’Or vineyards, the cobbled town is just a starting point for food and wine connoisseurs looking to taste their way through the greater countryside of Burgundy.
Which city is cheaper, Beaune or Lille?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Lille is €92, while the average daily cost in Beaune is €133. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Lille and Beaune in more detail.
A hotel room in Lille is about €88 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €132 for a double occupancy room in Beaune.
The average price of local transportation around Lille is €22 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.
The average price of local transportation around Beaune is €33 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lille
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Lille:
Lille Private Transfer from Lille city centre to Lille Airport (LIL):
Private Transfer: Lille to Lille Airport (LIL):
Is it cheaper to fly into Lille or Beaune?
Prices for flights to both Beaune and Lille change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.
While meal prices in Lille can vary, the average travelers spends about €33 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Lille should cost around €13 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Lille is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
Food in Beaune costs travelers about €43 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Lille
Some typical examples of dining costs in Lille are as follows:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lille
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Lille.
Hands-on Cooking Class:
Typical Food prices in Beaune
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Beaune:
Fast Food Lunch (for 2)
Lille's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €13 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.
Beaune's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €26 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.
Tours and Activities in Lille
Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Lille are as follows:
Lille - Small Group Guided Walking Tour in French:
Small Group Guided Tour of the Old Lille in English:
Lille City Sightseeing Tour:
Lille Running Tour 10k:
Lille 2 Hour Bike Tour:
Self-Guided Walking Tour in Lille:
Unique Tour of Lille by Convertible 2CV with Champagne Break:
2-Hour Segway Tour:
Chocolate Tasting Tour of Lille:
Australian and New Zealand Battlefield Day Tour in the Somme from Lille or Arras:
Australian Battlefields Private Tour in Fromelles and Flanders from Lille:
Vimy and Flanders Fields Canadian Battlefield Tour from Lille:
Typical Entertainment prices in Beaune
Here are a few typical costs in Beaune for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:
Tours and Activities in Beaune
Here are a few actual costs in Beaune for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Touristic highlights of Beaune on a Half Day (4 Hours) Private Tour with a local:
Small Group Winery Tour from Dijon to Beaune with Lunch:
Burgundy Grand Crus Route Day Tour with 10 Wines Tastings in Family Domains:
Half-Day Private Tour in Côte de Beaune:
One day tour of Beaune & the road of the Grands Crus.Organic & biodynamic wines:
Private Tour Full Day Côte de Beaune:
Private Tour: Wines of Burgundy Day Tour from Beaune:
Private Full Day Tour Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune:
Private Full Day Tour - Côte de Nuits : Pinot Noir Paradise:
Private Full Day Tour to the Heart of Burgundy:
Burgundy Cote de Beaune Private Day Tour:
Full Day Private Tour with Tasting of 10 Grands Crus - The Best of Burgundy:
The average person spends about €14 on alcoholic beverages in Lille per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Beaune may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €38 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Sample the Local Flavors in Beaune
Also in Beaune, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Wine Tasting at Château de Pommard:
Beaune Small-Group Half Day Tour with Lunch and Wine Tastings at Family Domain:
Burgundy Bike Tour with Wine Tasting from Beaune:
Beaune Small-Group Day Tour including Wine Tastings and Lunch:
Côte de Nuits Wine Tour:
Wine Tasting Tour Côte D'Or - Private Full Day:
Full-Day Private Tour: Wine Tasting, with 6 Grands Crus The Best of Burgundy:
Private Wine Tasting Tour in Cote de Beaune:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Lille and Beaune, we can see that Beaune is more expensive. And not only is Lille much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Lille would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Lille and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Beaune would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Beaune than you might in Lille.
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