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Other Things to Do in Lille with Kids

Don’t miss the city’s free zoo, the Natural History Museum or the summer puppet theatre. But most of all, make sure to sample some famous Lille waffles at Méert  – one of France’s oldest patisse-ries, open since 1761.

Places to Stay and Eat In and Around Lille

La Verdière - Les Ifs is an airy six-person gîte just 8km from Lille, with a cosy fireplace and lovely tree-filled grounds to explore. Estaminet Au Vieux de la Vieille on a cobbled lane in Lille’s Old Town welcomes family with warm, traditional decor and typical northern French dishes, including child-friendly croquettes, gratins and crêpes.

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Lille’s Grand Place with its Flemish renaissance architecture and café terraces. © CRT Picardie / AS Flament
Meert: authentic Lille waffles with Madagascan vanilla. © CRT Picardie /R Feuillette
New at Lille Zoo: the maned wolf, an endangered species. © Zoo de Lille