Lille would have been built in 640 AC by Lydéric, a legendary character.
Located in northern France, near France's border with Belgium, it is the capital of the Hauts-de-france region.
In 2013, Lille population was 231,500, and the urban population was 1,015,500, making it the fourth largest urban area in France after Paris, Lyon and Marseille.
Lille is located at the heart of Europe.
At 20 minutes from the Belgium boarder, 1 hour from Paris, 3 hours from The Netherlands and Germany and 1.5 hours from London, the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region is ranked 2nd in France in terms of company headquarters. It is now the third most important industrial region in France with a large number of companies, workers and investments.
As a welcoming and festive city, Lille offers a highly varied cultural life to its people. Hospitality and celebration are integral values of the people living in the region as demonstrated by the well-known « Braderie de Lille » that attracts more than 2 million people worldwide every 1rst weekend of September. In 2017 it will happen the week end following Euromech