Lille is the capital of Flanders and resting place of Australian soldiers who lost their lives during the Second World War. Putting its mining industry and capricious climate aside, it’s a tourist friendly destination. By spending your holiday in Lille, you’ll be at a stone’s throw from Belgium and Holland, and close to the UK. Lille is a dynamic town that overcame the rigours of its industrial past to be elected, in 2004, European Capital of Culture. Here, you’ll find the perfect blend of old and new. Book a flight to Lille and visit the Tri Postal, the Centre d’Art Sacré Contemporain before watching the world go by under the clock tower in the Grande Place. Visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts with its collection of Flemish works or the Piscine at Roubaix, home to the Musée d’Art et d’Industrie. Reserve a hotel room in Lille close to its famous landmarks. Lille is also about enjoying life; head to La Braderie and tuck into some ‘moules et frites’, the classic French favourite. You should also try some traditional Flemish dishes – how about some Potjevleesch, Welsh (an interpretation of Welsh Rarebit or Flamiche au Maroilles pie? All washed down with a Flemish real ale or gin from one of Lille’s famous distilleries of course!