Fly from Nice to Lille

and discover the France of Flanders

Take off for Lille, in conquest of the North

Nice-Lille, it’s the perfect gap! All of France separates these two large cities. The advantage of this distance is the differences it creates. The Grand Place looks nothing like the Place Masséna. Beer reigns over rosé. And for those who live on the shores of the Mediterranean, a world of unique flavours awaits. It’s still France, but it’s a whole new side of it. That’s why even though there’s little more than an hour’s flight time, a flight from Nice to Lille is a big and beautiful holiday!

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Ideal For

  • With friends
  • Alone
  • Party
  • Weekend
Promenez-vous sur la Grand’Place de Lille
Le beffroi de l’Hôtel de Ville de Lille
  • Informations utiles pour votre voyage à Lille

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    Your Nice-Lille direct flight

    With both Air France and easyJet, your Nice-Lille flight takes off from Terminal 2.

    Whichever airline you’re flying to Flanders with, adhere to rule numero uno for a stress-free flight: get to the airport on time! That means 1 hour before departure, plus an additional 15 minutes should you need collect your ticket or check bags.

    Departure airport Nice Côte d’Azur Airport
    Departure terminalTerminal 2
    Arrival airport Lille-Lesquins Airport

    Arriving in Lille

    The Lille-Lesquins Airport is ideally situated at just 15 kilometres from Lille city centre. You have several options for getting to the centre:

    • take the bus. There are two ways to do this. The first is the Lille Airport Shuttle. It runs every day from 5:30 am to 10:30 pm during spring and summer, and 8 pm the rest of the year. It will drop you at the Euralille shopping centre and the Lille Flanders tram/underground station in around 20 minutes. The second is Ilevia line 68. There’s a bus every 20 minutes during peak times, and every hour the rest of the day. It won't take you to the centre, but it will drop you right at the underground entrance.
    • take a taxi. Many companies, one price: from €25 for a ride to the city centre.
    • hire a car. You’ll find 5 agencies at the exit of the airport Arrivals Hall.

What to do in
Lille ?

Lille is a city that’s full of history, and not just that of General de Gaulle. At just over a thousand years old, it was Flemish, Burgundian, and Spanish before becoming French under Louis XIV. A conquest that brought change: Lille transformed itself into royalty, in the image of the royal district that sits in the shadow of the Vauban Citadel, which will captivate you will its churches and private mansions. But it’s also a city of the people, in the image of its centuries-old pubs where you can raise your pints over a “welsh” or some “moules-frites” - deliciously local specialities. True leaders in the quest for the simple life!

LA Grand Place de Lille une ville d’art et d’art de vivre

  • Lille, a city of art and art de vivre

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    While there’s much to do as a family - visiting the Museum of Natural History or the Citadel Park and its zoo for example - the county seat of Hauts-de-France is also great for couples and groups of friends for a weekend of art, history and hedonistic pleasure.
    In 2004, Lille became part of the Who’s Who of cultural destinations when it became European Capital of Culture. Time has passed, but the city and its surroundings have kept the artistic flame alive with a multitude of sites, museums, and galleries. They are both the guardians of the past and the cradle of the future with theatres such as the Folies Moulins and Folies Wazemmes, two former industrial wastelands that today put on quite the show!
    But Lille isn’t just for contemplation and inspiration. They also know how to have a great time here. Which isn’t surprising as half of the locals are students. And that means there’s a party spirit in the air. A gourmet party at that: take time to sample local foods such as a Maroilles tart, a bowl of chips with frikandel (the sausage of the North), or chicons-gratin, an endive gratin that will make you forget endives could ever be bitter. And with artisanal beers that are every bit as good as their Belgian counterparts, you’ll never go thirsty!

  • The top 10 things to do in Lille

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    • Stroll around the Grand Place, one of the most beautiful squares in France. The oldest cobblestones here date back to the Middle Ages. Since then it has never stopped changing.
    • Climb up to the belfry of the Hôtel de Ville, the beacon of Lille at 104 metres tall. Listed as a World Heritage Site, it offers a breath-taking view over the city.
    • Take in the collections of the Palais des Beaux Arts, one of the most beautiful museums of France with its Rubens, Goya, Delacroix, David and Courbet, its Rodin and Claudel sculptures and drawings by Raphael...the list goes on!
    • Take time to linger in the timeless streets of Old Lille and in front of the Rang de Beauregard, a rank of 14 houses from the 17th century. Try to find the twelve cannonballs stuck into their façades from when Louis XIV laid siege to the city.
    • Discover one of the most remarkable fortresses Vauban ever envisioned: the Lille Citadel. Built using 3 million stones and 60 million bricks, it is nicknamed the “Queen of Citadels”.
    • Bathe in science and culture at the Piscine de Roubaix, a former city swimming pool converted into a museum of art and industry. Its unique setting brings out the best in its collections dedicated to painting, sculpture, ceramics, fashion, and design.
    • Escape to Vauban Gardens, an English-style park classified as an historic monument. Designed in the 19th century by the creator of the Parc Monceau and the Luxembourg Gardens, it’s a tremendously charming place with narrow, shady alleyways, a cave, a waterfall and a thatched cottage.
    • Read! The Grand Place is home to Europe's largest bookshop: the Furet du Nord. Just nearby, the courtyard of the Vielle Bourse - one of the most beautiful buildings in the city - is home to several more bookshops.
    • Enjoy a Flemish carbonade (a type of beef stew) or chicken with maroilles in an estaminet, a distinctly Northern type of pub. Here you’ll find a rustic setting and traditional cuisine. Here are a few estaminet worth trying: Au Vieux de la Vieille, Chez Raoul, Barbue d’Anvers, and Well Welsh.
    • Try a waffle that’s good enough to make even Belgians jealous: that of the Maison Méert. Created 250 years ago, this delicacy is handmade using Madagascar vanilla.

Regular flights Nice - Lille LIL

Nice → Lille LIL

from 53

Flights per week, From April to October

Flights per day :

  • Mon 2
  • Tue 2
  • Wed 2
  • Thu 2
  • Fri 2
  • Sat 1
  • Sun 2
Flights per week, From April to October

Flights per day :

  • Mon 1
  • Tue 1
  • Wed 1
  • Thu 1
  • Fri 1
  • Sat 0
  • Sun 1

Frequently asked questions

  • How long does a Nice-Lille flight take?

    The average flight time between Nice and Lille is 1 hour 35 minutes.

  • Which airlines provide direct Nice-Lille flights?

    easyJet, Volotea & Air France offer flights to the capital of Flanders.

  • How many Nice-Lille flights are there per week?

    In autumn and winter there are 19 flights per week: 7 with Air France and 12 with easyJet. easyJet offers an additional 3 flights per week from April to October, giving you 22 Nice-Lille flights to choose from during spring and summer.

  • Quelle est la meilleure saison pour visiter Lille ?

    Bien sûr les bières du Nord ont une saveur incomparable sous le soleil estival. Bien sûr, la lumière printanière ajoute aux charmes de la Grand’Place, des hôtels particuliers de la rue Royale et aux remparts de la Citadelle. Bien sûr, il faut avoir fait une fois dans sa vie la fameuse Grande Braderie, la brocante géante (100 kilomètres d’étals) qui se tient chaque année le premier week-end de septembre. Mais Lille vit et plaît encore le reste de l’année, même si le soleil se fait plus discret, voire s’il s’absente carrément. Car, avec sa cuisine généreuse, ses espaces culturels, sa convivialité et ses nuits festives, la cité flandrienne a vite fait de vous faire oublier la rigueur de l’hiver nordiste.

  • How much does a Nice-Lille flight cost?

    The lowest price for a Nice-Lille return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 53

  • What is the best time of year to visit Lille?

    Obviously beer in the North tastes best under the summer sun. And obviously the light of spring brings out all the charms of the Grand Place, the private mansions of Rue Royale, and the ramparts of the Citadel. And of course one should take part at least once in the famous Grand Braderie, the enormous flea market (100 kilometres of stalls) that takes place each year over the first weekend of September. But Lille is lively and a pleasure to visit at any time of year, even when the sun hides itself away. Because with its sumptuous cuisine, variety of culture, hospitality, and festive nights, this Flemish city will make you quickly forget the chill of the northern winter.

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