Lille is an attractive and vibrant city. It is located in one of France’s most densely populated regions with 2 million inhabitants. Lille itself has 230,000 inhabitants. The region is also a young city with a student population of more than 100,000 that makes the city very lively. It is recognised as one of France’s most dynamic towns with a wide variety of cultural and sporting activities (fine museums, concert halls, theaters). Famous throughout France and Europe for its warm and friendly atmosphere, it is alive with pubs, clubs and restaurants.
Its location "at the crossroads of Europe" has made Lille a strategic place in the past but in the recent days as well. Its history is full of important events, from the different invasions to its role in WW2, makes it an interesting city to visit. Wandering along its cobbled streets, you will walk past wonderful buildings and old monuments that will tell you about its history. More
- Paris: 1 hour
- Disneyland: 1 hr 15 mins
- « Les Châteaux de la Loire»: 3 hrs
- « La Côted’Azur » (“The French Riviera”): 5 hrs
- London(Great Britain): 1 hr 40 mins
- Brussels (Belgium): 35 mins
and fast, easy access to other European countries (the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy…).
Universite Catholique de Lille campus covers a 10-hectare area at the heart of the Lille Vauban-Esquermes disctrict. In 2003, the University has created the “Vauban campus” group that is in charge of thinking tomorrow’s University developments. It works together with local authorities to see how to integrate them in the city’s urban planning. This group especially led to the creation of a transportation plan for the students and staff of the University.