Lille in northern France is located near the border with Belgium. Historically it was a center of trade in French Flanders. The city has many Flemish influences, an industrial background and is now also know to be a cultural center with a large student population.
We start our walk at the Shangri-La Tulips sculpture by Yayoi Kusama beside Lille Europe railway station. From there we walk to the Porte de Roubaix, built in 1620 and now one of the last remaining sections of Lille’s old city walls.
We soon make it to the Old Lille with many lovely historic houses like La Vieille Bourse at the central Place du Général-de-Gaulle. In the old town “Vieux Lille”, we walk cobble-stone streets and discover a weekend market. We also check the Lille Cathedral there, the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Treille where there is a Sunday service.
We return through the old town where we some more of the Eldorado art installations. The walk ends at new train station - nearby from where we started. Another walk of Lille can be found here on poptravel: https://youtu.be/QDhiq1Y9vUE
Filmed in June 2019
Camera: Osmo Pocket in 4K60
Mic: Zoom H1