For an authentic taste of grass-roots Lille, head to the ethnically mixed, family-friendly quartier populaire (working-class quarter)...
Flanders Battlefields Tour
Four-hour tour of several important WWI battle sites around Ypres (just across the Belgian border).
This is the only way to see the inside of the Citadelle, usually a closed military zone. Sign up for the tour (in French) at least 72...
A traditional disco with three bars and three dance spaces on three levels (used simultaneously only on Saturday night), theme nights...
rue de Gand
This street is home to a dozen small, moderately-priced French and Flemish restaurants.
Lonely Planet review
A number of edgy (and undercapitalised) cafés are tucked away around the periphery of place de la Nouvelle Aventure in Wazemmes, site of the Wazemmes food market.