rue de Béthune (Bethune Street), Lille

rue de Béthune (Bethune Street), Lille

Barely one hour from Paris by TGV train, Lille is a popular center for sightseeing and shopping. Among the shopping locations in central Lille, Bethune Street is a must-see street to visit.

Bethune Street is a pedestrianized street. Shopping is easier without dodging motorized shoppers. Bethune Street also connects with Sec Arembault Street and Bethune Square. Adjacent streets are Military Hospital Street (rue de l'Hopitale Militaire), Old Comedy Street (rue de la Vielle Comedie) and Tanners Street (rue des Tanneurs).

What can one get on Bethune Street? Let us count the ways. There is clothing and accessories for men, women and children, perfumery and cosmetics, all available at Mango, Lush, and Nocibe boutiques. There are two men's fashion stores and two women's stores. One-level mall type outlets and a store for geeks, nerds and gamers are here.

The Grand Scene is a food court offering "street food" and international snacks for a shopper's break. The street is busy in the day and very busy at night.

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rue de Béthune (Bethune Street) on Map

Sight Name: rue de Béthune (Bethune Street)
Sight Location: Lille, France (See walking tours in Lille)
Sight Type: Shopping
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Walking Tours in Lille, France

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Create Your Own Walk in Lille

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