Vimy Ridge: AMAZING (and informative) Day Trip from Lille

Growing up in Canada, Vimy Ridge is a name that all students come across in our history textbooks. I will confidently assume that a majority of Canadians will recognize and remember its name. They might not remember any details of the battle or why it’s important to Canadian history in the first place. BUT, they […]

7 things you need to know about the Braderie de Lille 2023

2022 was a big year for the Braderie de Lille. For the past few years, this old, traditional celebration has been cancelled due to either Covid-19 or terrorist precautions. And funnily enough, a lot of French people I met during my first Braderie had told me it was actually their first time going due to […]

The Best TRAIN-FRIENDLY Day Trips from Lille to Belgium

One of the best things about living in and visiting Lille is its proximity to Belgium. It is incredibly easy to visit Belgium for the day! Whether by car, train, or bus, there are many straightforward day trips from Lille to Belgium. Let’s take a look at the best and easiest day trips from Lille […]

Top 5 things to do in Roubaix

When I moved to Roubaix, it wasn’t a town that particularly excited me. I thought it was just a place to live that was close to Lille. But Roubaix I’ve learned has a pretty incredible history which makes it an interesting place to visit and live. It actually has been one of the richest towns […]

10 Restaurants you NEED to try in Lille

Moules frites from Chez Raoul

Are you looking for the best restaurants in Lille? Are you visiting or living in Lille and are at a complete loss of where to eat? Do you have visitors coming and can’t think of a restaurant to showcase the spirit of the north? Or are you just really hungry and just need someone to […]