We decided to go to Lille as our only French city to visit on this trip due to it’s proximity to Belgium and Netherlands. Only thing we knew about Lille was that it’s one of the stops on Eurostar between London and Paris.
We didn’t time our visit to Lille very well, we arrived right at the beginning of a 3-day long weekend. Most of the stores and restaurants in our immediate vicinity were closed. This worked out for us as we were feeling antisocial after being tourists in Brussels and Bruges. We were happy to just stay in our pajamas all day and only go out to forage for groceries when we ran out of food supplies.
We did manage to pry ourselves off the couch and walk into town after couple days of hibernation. We were rewarded by the relaxed vibe of Lille and lack of tourist hordes in the city centre.
Our only meal out in Lille was at Le Barbier Qui Fume which specializes in smoked meat and then we had merveilleux for dessert. The French sure knows how to make dessert!
It was a relaxing stay in Lille, we were able to recharge from the downtime and get caught up with blogging…and laundry.