Being a student in Lille: tips for your arrival
Lille, the capital of the Hauts-de-France region, is known for its historic city centre, large street market and many universities. Are you going to study in Lille or Villeneuve d'Ascq but you’ve never been there before? Nemea has some tips for your arrival in Lille.
Where to find information in Lille?
The Lille tourist office is located next to the Rihour metro stop. The staff there will be able to give you information on cultural events, shops, bars, restaurants, museums and monuments and help you discover your new student city.
How to discover Lille in a few days?
Book your City Pass on the tourist office website to visit Lille and its monuments for free (Musée de LaM in Villeneuve d'Ascq, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Hospices...). You’ll also have free access to public transport to visit the city. City Passes are available for 24, 48 or 72 hours.
The public transport network in Lille
The Transpole network provides buses, metros, trams and V'lille to get around Lille and its suburbs. Under 25s will be able to benefit from discounted rates, up to 50% off. To find out more about the lines served and fares, visit the transpole.fr website.
Going out in Lille
If you want to meet the people of Lille and enjoy a good beer, we recommend Rue Massena and Rue Solférino where you’ll find many bars. The Republique district, as well as the old town are renowned for their festive, student nightlife.
Student accommodation in Lille
Are you going to study in Villeneuve d'Ascq, Roubaix or Loos? Our student residences near Lille await. Book your tour of our student accommodation at the gates of Lille.