Lots of fine shops, cinemas and places to take a coffee break. A must see if you are in the Lille area.
But not tecnically part of the old town, which has very upmarket shops rue Bethune is full of French style at prices the locals wil pay
This walking street is very typical of the city's architecture and a pleasure to walk through. If you need to shop but don't feel like hitting the mall, this street is your best shot at finding what you want. It has the Galleries Lafayette and all the other smaller stores. Plus, if you feel like grabbing a bite, a waffle... More
One cold January afternoon, before taking the TGV back to Paris at the station Lille-Flandres, we decided to go and visit the "rue de Bethune" where we didn't go during our previous visits to Lille, and I am very happy we went because it is a special place, despite the shops which are the same than the shops you find... More
Loads of shops that you see everywhere in Europe's shopping centres, some nice bars and you can buy croustilliants (sp) which are mini doughnuts coated in sugar and a great snack or brekky, similar to churros.
This shopping street can become a real problem during weekends when people want to go shopping. I strongly believe that the full potential of this shopping street has not been used. First and for all, the salesmen hardly speak any other language than French. Result: foreign tourists may have serious problems when requiring additional detailed information. One should therefore suggest... More
Lots of high street shops mixed in with old fashioned boulangeries for all your baked goods needs! The Place Rihour is at the end of the street and in December the Christmas Market is set up in the middle, small but very festive!
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