Tourism in the North – Lille and its environs

Close to Lille

Situated of the edges of the main roads A1, A23 & A27/E42, OLIVARIUS Apart’Hotels is directly linked to the motorways to Paris, Dunkirk, Valenciennes, Brussels and even London via the Channel Tunnel.

At 5 minutes by car from Lille/Lesquin Airport and in the heart of the European Science Park of Haute Borne (the hub of research and headquarters of many of the cities’ main companies), Lille’s city centre attractions are only 10 minutes away by metro (Line 1, 4 Cantons station) or by car (Exit 4 Cantons – Cité Scientifique).

Nearby activities

Many cultural activities are available nearby: LAM LILLE METROPOLE Museum of Modern Art, the Regional Science Forum, the “Musée des Moulins” windmill museum, the “Rose des vents” theatre, or “la ferme d’en Haut” exhibition centre.

Villeneuve d’Ascq is also very green (with Heron Park, and the Open-Air Museum, etc) and there are many sports clubs:

Arbonnoise Squash & Badminton Club

+33 3 20 05 15 15

Brigode Tennis Club

+33 3 20 91 65 73

Sart Golf Club

+33 3 20 72 02 51

Babylone Aquatic Centre

+33 3 20 89 56 20

Van Gogh Bowling Club

+33 3 20 43 97 97

Ocea Fitness Club

+33 8 92 700 290

A range of cuisine suited to your tastes is also easy to find in and around Villeneuve d’Ascq:

  • Les Arcades (Sainghin en Melantois) offers traditional local fare with Corsican charcuterie and a varied wine list (+33 3 20 41 18 52)
  • Les P’tites Côtes (Villeneuve d’Ascq) is a friendly grill restaurant (+33 3 20 84 14 14)
  • Rosso & Bianco Wine Bar & Pizza Restaurant (5 mins by foot from the residence) (+33 3 20 64 17 21)
  • La Ferme du Moulin (Villeneuve d’Ascq) serves great quality traditional food and wines (+33 3 20 05 93 95)