Venue & Hotel
The Great City of Lille
Lille is the ideal mix of Paris, Antwerp, and Ghent. The former counts of Flanders have clearly left their marks and their mark. Many of the old buildings have over the centuries a French look, yet remains Lille a decidedly Flemish city. Lille is the capital of French Flanders, the region Nord-Pas-de-Calais, and the Nord Department. Because it is the largest city in this part of France, Lille has an important regional role. Along with the towns of Roubaix and Tourcoing Lille, Villeneuve-d’Ascq constitutes an agglomeration of almost one million inhabitants.
La Cité des Échanges (Marcq-en- Barœul/Lille)
Address and contact details
LA CITÉ des échanges
Entreprises et Cités
40, rue Eugène Jacquet
Ph: +33 (0)3 20 99 47 33
Getting to Summit Venue
From Lille (Centre) Railway Station/Gare Lille Flandres to Summit Venue
Getting to Summit Venue – by Tram (20 min)
Take the TRAM on station Gare Lille Flandres direction to Euroteleport (Roubaix)
Get off at Acacias station (Marcq-en-Baroeul)
Descendre à la station Acacias (Marcq-en-Baroeul)
Estimated time : 12 min
Walk 545 meters up to 16 rue Eugene Jacquet (Marcq-en-Baroeul
Estimated time: 8 min
1. Continue on avenue de Flandre for 41 meters
2. Turn left on Avenue des Acacias for 362 meters
3. Turn right on rue Eugène Jacquet for 142 meters
Arrive: 40 rue Eugène Jacquet (Marcq-en-Baroeul)
Getting to Lille
Lille and its perfect accessibility
2 international airports
No. 1 French rail region
At the crossroads of 6 motorways
Over 7,000 rooms in the heart of Lille
Lille – a town at the heart of Europe
A sought-after location at the heart of Europe, easily accessible and with superb public transport, all factors that make Lille the ideal destination for your event and enabling you to minimize your impact on the environment.
At the heart of the economy
Lille’s status as the HQ of the Euroregion is pushing Lille across borders at a phenomenal speed! Since 2008 a system of cross border cooperation has been established between Lille and Belgium, forming what is known as the Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai Eurometropole.
Only 60 min from Paris (25 connections per day), 80 min from London (9 connections per day), 35 min from Brussels (15 connections per day) by train, Lille is the premier strategic European destination.
The city’s amazing rail and motorway network means that Lille is within just a short reach of the European capitals, with the great advantage of being near to 2 major international airports, Paris – Charles de Gaulle (50 min) and Brussels Airport (50 min,) putting it in touch with the rest of the world’s capitals.
Getting there – By train
Situated just 400 metres from one another, Lille’s two train stations are located in the city centre and are served by both the subway and the tram.
Lille Flandres Station: TER regional trains and direct TGV service to Paris.
Lille Europe Station: Eurostar service to London and Brussels, direct TGV service to Roissy Airport, Paris and all major French cities.
Brussels: 38 mn, 14 TGV and Eurostar trains a day
Paris: 1h, 26 direct TGVs a day
London: 80 mn
Lyon: 3h, 11 direct TGVs a day
Rennes: 3h50, 4 direct TGVs a day
Marseille: 4h30, 6 direct TGVs a day
Bordeaux: 5h, 6 direct TGVs a day
Montpellier: 5h, 5 direct TGVs a day
For more information:
SNCF trains and TGVs: SNCF (Tel: +33 (0) 892 35 35 39 (0.34 EUR inc. VAT/min))
Eurostar / SNCB (Belgian trains)
TGV Lyria (to Switzerland)
TER (regional trains in the Nord-Pas de Calais)
WiFi Hot spot in the station Lille Flandres.
Getting there – By plane
The Lille-Lesquin International Airport is located 10 km from Lille city centre. It serves more than 70 national and international destinations. Scheduled domestic flights with Air France, Aigle Azur, Air Algérie, Easyjet, HOP!, Ryanair, Tunisair, Transavia, Volotea and Vueling Companies to and from: Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Calvi, Figari, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Perpignan, Strasbourg and Toulouse.
Direct international flights to and from: Barcelone El Prat, Genève, Venice, Agadir, Marrakech, Oujda, Porto, Lisbonne, Alger and Oran.
Shuttle service from the airport to the city centre (bus stop sign “Liaison aéroport” outside the Euralille shopping center) is available. Length of ride: 20mn.
Getting there – By car
Six motorways lead to Lille:
A1 from Paris (220 km)
A22 / E17 from Ghent (75 km), Antwerp (125 km) and Amsterdam (290 km)
A23 from Valenciennes (53 km)
A25 from Dunkerque (80 km) and the A26 from Calais (110 km)
A27 / E42 from Brussels (110 km)
Lille has street level car parks offering about 20,000 parking spaces as well as several metro car parks in the city centre, in addition to on-street pay-and-display ticket parking. The rate generally varies between €1.30 to €1.60 an hour, depending on the location.
There are also 7 park-and-ride centres located at key metro stations, accessible with a ticket Pass Pass: Porte d’Arras, Porte des Postes, CHRB Calmette, Saint Philibert, Les Près, Triolo, 4 Cantons, as well as one paid bus parking lots (Champ de Mars), which provide a free ride downtown on the bus 12 upon presentation of your parking voucher. A free car park for coaches is located on the Boulevard de Leeds (Lille Europe train station). The coaches can also park on the Champ de Mars (with charge).
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle offers a fast and frequent service from Folkestone to Calais in just 35 minutes and with up to 4 shuttle departures an hour. Lille is only an hour and a half drive from the Eurotunnel Calais Terminal on the A26 motorway. For more information: 08443 35 35 35 (from the UK) or 0810 63 03 04 (from France). www.eurotunnel.com
For car rental we refer to: http://en.lilletourism.com/ getting-around-lille.html