Lille is located in the north of France, near the border with Belgium, and is one of to oldest cities in the country, dating back to 2000 BC. The city is the fourth largest urban unit in France, with an urban population of over one-million. Formerly one of France’s major industrial centres, Lille has transformed into a city of culture and commerce.
Lille has what can be described as a temperate oceanic climate, with average summer temperatures around 25°C and average winter temperatures a few degrees above freezing. The city’s long and turbulent history and its unique culture are what draw many tourists to visit and explore this remarkable city in northern France.