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Deciding on when to visit Lille, may be determined by the events that take place throughout the year. There are many things to do in Lille from the fabulous Museums, modern shopping malls, relaxing parks, stunning architecture and historical monuments, but in addition to all these attractions, Lille also holds some exciting yearly festivals and events.
Read more on this destination in The AA Essential Guide to Lille.
Top Lille events
Foire Internationale de Lille - International fair celebrated in the streets and at the table.
Journees des villes Fortifiees - The Citadelle and 13 other fortresses open their doors to the public on the 4th weekend.
Montgolfiades - Hot air balloon meeting at the Champs de Mars.
Fetes de Lille - Citywide celebrations with street events in each quarter.
Bastille Day (14th) - Dancing in the streets and fireworks in the Bois de Boulogne.
Half-Marathon - 1st weekend. Launches Braderie celebration.
Braderie de Lille (1st weekend) - Europes largest flea market.
October - November
Tourcoing Jazz Festival - Music overflows the city limits as far away as Belgium.
Festival de Lille - Major international arts festival pays homage to a different nation each year.
Christmas market and ferris wheel - On the squares of central Lille throughout advent.