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Lille, Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

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How much money will you need for your trip to Lille? You should plan to spend around €92 ($96) per day on your vacation in Lille, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €33 ($35) on meals for one day and €22 ($23) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Lille for a couple is €89 ($92). So, a trip to Lille for two people for one week costs on average €1,289 ($1,342). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Lille for one week usually costs around €644 for one person. So, a trip to Lille for two people costs around €1,289 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €2,578 in Lille. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Lille can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Lille? How much money do I need for Lille?

How much does a trip to Lille cost? Is Lille expensive? The average Lille trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Lille prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Lille
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Lille is €44. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Lille is €89.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in Lille
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Lille is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €22 per person, per day, on local transportation in Lille.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Lille
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Rental Cars in Lille
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Food Budget in Lille
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Lille can vary, the average cost of food in Lille is €33 per day. 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.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Lille?

Typical prices for Food in Lille are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Lille, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Dinner for 2

Entertainment Budget in Lille
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Lille typically cost an average of €13 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Lille
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  • 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.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Lille On a Budget
Lille Lille, France
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.
One top tourist sight in Lille is the monument Port de Paris, a triumphal arch built in the late 1600s to celebrate Louis XIV's conquest of Lille. Another great historical building and top sight is the Vieille Bourse, which is ornamented with caryatids and cornucopia. This Flemish Renaissance extravaganza was built in 1653. It consists of 24 separate houses set around a richly ornamented interior courtyard that hosts a used-book market and chess games.

Yet another great sight is the Cathedrale de Notre Dame-de-la Treille. Lille's star-crossed neoclassical cathedral, begun in the 1850s, took well over a century to complete. Some say that the strikingly modern west facade looks better from the inside than it does from out front.
For an authentic taste of grass-roots Lille, head to the ethnically mixed, family-friendly working-class quarter of Wazemmes, southwest of place du General de Gaulle, where old-school workers and immigrants from Africa live harmoniously alongside students and trendy bobos (bourgeois bohemians).

For many of the city's main attractions and sights, head to the Lille city center. The city center is the major hub in the area and is where you will find the historic, administrative, and economic centers of the city. The top attractions in this neighborhood are the historic Grand Place and the impressive Town Hall. This neighborhood also has several restaurants and shops to chose from.

It's in Vieux Lille, the Old Town of the city, that the Flemish dash to Lille's character can be most clearly seen. The red brick buildings and narrow cobbled lanes have a distinct Belgian feel. The quarter houses the regular Euro-old town collection of bars, boutiques, and restaurants. This is where many of the city's premier sites are located: the town museum located in the 13th-century Musee de l'Hospice Comtesse, the Cathedrale Notre Dame de la Treille, and the birthplace of Charles de Gaulle. But sightseeing aside, this is a pleasant place to lose yourself on a sunny day, stopping only to test out another restaurant or ogle some designer fashion.

For something unique to Lille, check out the Braderie de Lille. On the first weekend in September, Lille's entire city center – 200km of footpaths – is transformed into the Braderie de Lille, billed as the world's largest flea market. It runs nonstop – yes, all night long – from 2pm on Saturday to 11pm on Sunday.

There are several tours available in Lille. You could try a treasure hunt and beer tasting tour, or a food tasting tour, which takes you to some of the top restaurants in Old Town. There is a 2 hour bicycle tour that will take you past many of the main attractions. You could also try a unique convertible 2CV with a private guide and a champagne lunch. Lille also has a fantastic aquarium and three great museums to explore.
Food and Dining
Lille's population and culture is very diverse and varied, which makes it a great place for unique and tasty cuisine. Among the many culinary specialties, there are three dishes that especially embody all that is special about Lille cuisine. Carbonnade flamande (small chunks of beef stewed in beer), waterzoi (poultry or fish in a creamy sauce, served with baby vegetables) and potjevleesch (literally small potted meat, a white meat terrine in aspic). There's also rabbit with prunes for lovers of sweet-and-savory dishes, and the famous moules-frites (mussels and chips), a culinary symbol of the great September Braderie.

Though there are many great restaurants to chose from, here are a few ideas to get you started: Estaminet T'Risel, which serves great northern French cuisine, La Dinette, which serves brunch and burgers, and L'Huitriere, which offers some great seafood options.

Lille is easy to get to. Though it doesn't have any major airports itself, it is a very short train ride from London, Paris, and Brussels. Most places are walkable, although there's an efficient metro, tram and bus service with interchangeable tickets up to three stops, as well as a citywide bike rental service.

Train and Bus Prices
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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