Lille: warm and surprising for a convivial seminar
His sense of hospitality is no legend! An exceptional and eclectic historical city, the capital of Flanders has been able to seduce and reinvent itself with an entrepreneurial spirit anchored in the body.
MELcome in Lille! In the heart of Europe, the European metropolis of Lille (MEL) with its 1.2 million inhabitants is ideally located. Accessible less than 2 hours from the major European capitals... who could say better? Strasbourg perhaps... As far as heritage is concerned, this former Vauban citadel offers the unusual charm of its rich medieval past, its well-established trading tradition and the remains of its industrial epic of the 19th century.e and XXe centuries. An economic and cultural effervescence still in place! Surfing on its title of European Capital of Culture in 2004, Lille, 2e academy of France 1is home to numerous competitiveness clusters and the 3e French business district, Euralille2...five minutes from downtown. One of the top 10 French cities for international congresses.3It is also one of the world's most welcoming cities.4 !
No matter where you come from in Europe, it's direct! By TGV, three capitals are less than 1 hour and 20 minutes away (Paris 60 minutes, Brussels 35 minutes, London 80 minutes) and direct connections are available with Lyon, MarseilleRennes, BordeauxMontpellier and Strasbourg. As for the international airport, it serves all French and European destinations. And a dense network of motorways links Lille to 7 capitals (Brussels, Paris, London, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt).
The Accor network in Lille
With 21 hotels, from Ibis Styles to Novotel, Mercure and Adagio ApartHotels, all our ranges of accommodation located in different areas of the city adapt to the style and format of your event.
IIncentive deities in Lille
From district to district, a change of scenery is guaranteed with a succession of different architectural atmospheres: Flemish houses, medieval palaces, the citadel of the century of Louis XIV, the "castles of industry", old reconverted factories that have founded the local identity ... And to have a 360° view of Lille and its surroundings, nothing beats the ascent of the belfry of the City Hall which culminates at 104 meters!
Everything is accessible on foot, the preferred mode of transport for the inhabitants of Lille. But you might choose the Dutch-style bicycle to explore the towpaths along the canals as well.
Beer, a local product par excellence, provides every opportunity to share convivial moments conducive to exchange: brewery visits, beer discovery rallies and its history with riddles and challenges in the cobblestone streets of Old City. Warm and authentic estaminets will also allow you to organise tastings of specialities from Flanders, such as local cheeses or carbonnade, followed by typical games for a relaxed atmosphere!
1 115,000 students and 5,500 researchers (source: www.evenements-conventions.com)
3 8th French city (CICA 2016 Classification)
4 69th in the world according to the Dutch agency Travelbird (source : www.actu.fr/hauts-de-france-novembre 2017)