Lille is located in northern France right on the border with Belgium. The city itself has over 200,000 inhabitants, but the urban agglomeration, together with that of neighbouring Kortrijk in Belgium, has more than 2 million inhabitants. No wonder Lille is always lively. The city has a beautiful historic centre with cobbled streets, beautiful buildings and squares. The "Old Town" comprises a 1.5 km area between the central station and the old Citadelle . Here you will find atmospheric shopping streets, imposing squares with monumental buildings and terraces everywhere plus an abundance of cosy cafés, brasseries and restaurants where you can enjoy delicious local cuisine including the popular "Moules-frites" (mussels with fries).