Lille is easily accessible for those located in the UK, Belgium and of course in France. A quick ride on the train and you’ll arrive in one of the best food-oriented cities in France. What better way to be introduced to this food is at the Lille Christmas market. The Christmas markets in Lille are known not only for local Lillois cuisine but the large contingent of international food stalls too. This guide will help you find the best hotels near Lille Christmas market to ensure convenient access to one of the best winter events in the city.
Hotels Near Lille Christmas Market
Lille Christmas Market is located in the centre of the old town with stalls and events covering both Place Rihour and Grand Place. Hotels within walking distance to these popular squares are the best choice when visiting Lille in winter. Below we have selected the top-rated and highly-reviewed hotels to make the review and booking process easy for you.
Top PickOKKO Hotels Lille Centre
Address: 13 Rue d’Amiens, Lille Centre, 59800 Lille, France
A new, modern hotel just a 4-minute walk to the Lille Christmas market on Rihour Square. The rooms are bright and airy with carefully chosen furniture to support the sleek but warm design. Excellent value for money considering the designer furniture and small luxury features including a 24-hour gym, spa and common living area where you can enjoy complimentary snacks and an aperitif. Located on a pedestrian street is a huge benefit as you won’t experience the pollution from direct car exhausts and the evening will be quiet away from traffic.Check Availability
Grand Hotel Bellevue
Address: 5, rue Jean Roisin
The luxurious Grand Hotel Bellevue is ideal if you want to be as close as possible to the Christmas markets. Right near Lille’s Christmas tree on Grand Place (sometimes called Place du General de Gaulle), this is one of the most well-known and rated hotels in Lille. The location is not only convenient for the Christmas market but for all the sights in the historic old town and famous locations like Patisserie Meert, Aux Merveilleux de Fred and local Estiminet breweries where you can try some Lillois specialties. The Grand Hotel is one of the few sustainable hotels in Lille as they use 100% renewable energy as their electricity source and they avoid single-use plastics.
Moxy Lille City Centre
Address: 3, Rue Jean Bart, Lille Centre
A very cool design hotel unlike anywhere else you’ll come across in Lille. Unusual, quirky design both in the rooms and the common areas. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. There is a gym, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk. The absolutely gorgeous historic building is a bonus. This hotel isn’t quite as near to the Christmas markets as other Lille hotels but the location if perfect for visiting other sights including the Palais des Beaux-Arts, the Natural History Museum, Porte de Paris and Lille Belfy. Staying here gives you easy access to some of Lille’s most prestigious cultural sights and the famous Wazemmes open market. If you are interested in Art Nouveau architecture, the Moxy is down the road from Maison Coilliot (14 Rue de Fleurus), an incredible building by famous architect Hector Guimard.
Address: 30 rue Paul Duez, Lille Centre
If you would like more space than you typically get in a hotel room, the apartments at Au 30 are exceptional. Modern and extremely clean with high-quality fixtures and fittings. The incredible attention to detail by the host makes all the difference. Each apartment is unique so you could be surprised when you arrive. The only downside is that this place is not near the Christmas markets, it is located near the train station, approximately 1 km from Place Rihour which will take you 15 minutes or so if you’re walking. So it’s not that far but it could be inconvenient if the winter weather is poor.
Lille is located in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, not far from the Belgian border. If you would like to extend your December holiday, you might wish to add a trip to Brussels, Ghent or Bruges or continue south to Strasbourg, another great Christmas city in France.
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