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Moving into your student accommodation in Lille or Villeneuve-d'Ascq and wondering what there is to do in the area with friends? Lille welcomes many students every year and has a rich cultural programme to suit all budgets. What can you do in Lille? Nemea Appart'Etud has all the lowdown on the best places to have fun on a budget.


Cultural and sporting activities in Lille - Villeneuve-d'Ascq

Villeneuve-d'Ascq has many cultural facilities: several theatres, museums and exhibition centres including the well-known LaM, three cinemas, two of which are art house cinemas, two game libraries and a media library.

Are you a big sports fan? The Stade Pierre Mauroy is the place to be for major sporting events in Lille: football, rugby, basketball, tennis, handball, etc. It's also used as a concert and entertainment venue.

Want to take up sport in Villeneuve-d'Ascq? It couldn't be easier! The city is packed with sports facilities:

  • 16 football pitches
  • 2 rugby pitches
  • 27 gyms
  • 2 swimming pools: the Triolo and the Babylone water sports centre
  • 2 golf courses
  • 2 athletics tracks
  • 12 tennis courts


Student nightlife in Lille - Villeneuve-d'Ascq

Known for its friendly atmosphere, Lille is the perfect place for a night out with friends. The bars on rue de la Soif or in the old town are ready to welcome you on weekday and weekend evenings and generally have Happy Hours. Want to keep the party going until dawn? That's what the clubs and dance venues in the city centre are for!

The region's leading drink (to be consumed in moderation, of course) is beer. Beer is a real part of the local culture, you can try a wide variety of beers in the different beer bars in the city: La Capsule, Le Beerchope, Le Café des Six Roses or Le Delirium Café in the very busy rue Masséna.

As for food, what do we eat? Chips of course! But not just chips. Discover the region's specialities: the famous Le Welsh, fricadelles, waffles and other delightful dishes.

Lille is a great place to study: low cost of living, a wide range of courses and a bustling student life.

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By Nahuel Pedroso - Marketing and Innovation Manager

Driven by nostalgia for my student years, I am constantly looking for information and tips to simplify students' lives. My goal is to share these discoveries to help students in their academic journey.