Lille, France, or Le Lille as it’s known in English, is a city that I must visit when I’m in France next. It’s not exactly a great hiking destination. There are plenty of beautiful sights and activities in the surrounding area, but the hiking opportunities in Lille are limited. It’s a city with a very big outdoors enthusiast community. So, what’s great about this city?
Lille is a historically significant city, nestled at the foot of Mount Chevalier in the northern region of France. Lille itself was an important trading center and cultural center of French Flanders during the High Renaissance. Today, the historic center, Vieux Lille is a vibrant, busy central public square and recognized cultural hub, characterized mostly by historic buildings, cobbled sidewalks and the famous large central square, Grand Place, which hosts several festivals. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in and around Lille France, including trekking and biking trails.
If you’re looking for outdoor activities, you can find them in Lille. There’s even a National Trail for hikers. There are also plenty of nature preserves and parks to explore, like L’Ailbe-Vieux-Pays de la Loire, where you’ll be able to walk among beautiful thickets and view beautiful mountain scenery. If hiking is more your style, you can try the Lille – Saint-Bens. This trail offers magnificent views of the Loire Valley and includes an ancient church and villa built in the 13th century.
Another popular trekking option is Lille – Aymeric. This trek covers a long, gradual climb up to a very high point where you’ll have excellent views over Lille and its surrounding area. You’ll also get to experience firsthand what the town and its nearby countryside is really all about. In this region of France, you will not only find beautiful scenery, but villages with historical architecture. The Aymeric arch is especially beautiful.
For an even better hiking experience, try Lille – Cautere. This trail takes you on a walking tour through the small woods that dominate the landscape around Cautere. Along the way, you will meet some interesting French people and discover some delicious food. This trekking option is also well suited for families. There are a number of campsites and sites where families can stay, as well as a variety of accommodations. As a bonus, there are also several daycare centers in close proximity that cater to small children.
One of the best ways to experience Lille is to take one of its walking tours. Some of these tours are available all year round, but the most popular trekking season is between May and September. It’s also nice to plan to visit during other times of the year, such as spring or fall. Regardless of when you plan to go, there’s no shortage of options. Lille has something for everyone.