Kids Entertainment Walking Tour in Lille, Lille

Lille is a great place for family entertainment, offering many enjoyable attractions, most of them with free admission. Among the city’s attractions are a zoo, an amusement park, a puppet theater and magnificent gardens. Follow this tour for a fun and educational time with your children in Lille.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Kids Entertainment Walking Tour in Lille Map

Guide Name: Kids Entertainment Walking Tour in Lille
Guide Location: France » Lille (See other walking tours in Lille)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Author: rose
Trogneux Chocolat

1) Trogneux Chocolat

Trogneux Chocolat, located on Place du Théâtre, offers a selection of thirty delicious types of chocolates, almond paste, pastries, hazelnut paste and many other sweets. You can also find Lille’s famous Amiens macaroons here, a local specialty since the 16th century.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 7:30 pm
Au Chat Bleu

2) Au Chat Bleu

Au Chat Bleu (At the Blue Cat) is one of the best chocolate shops in Europe. The chocolate is made with respect to old traditions. It offers a vast selection of chocolates and has a helpful and knowledgeable staff.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 11 am - 7:30 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 1 pm; 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Rocambole, La librairie des Jeux

3) Rocambole, La librairie des Jeux

Rocambole, a game shop located on Rue de la Clef, offers over 400 games. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and can assist customers in finding the perfect game for any age.

Operation hours: Monday: 2 pm - 7 pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 12:30 pm; 2 pm - 7 pm
Jardin Vauban

4) Jardin Vauban (must see)

This beautiful three hectare garden was designed by Parisian chief gardener Jean-Pierre Barillet-Deschamps in 1863. It features a grotto, a waterfall and trees over 100 years old. This charming garden houses monuments to famous local historical figures, including Albert Samain and Charles de Gaulle. There is also a puppet theater that your children will enjoy. It is open daily and admission is free.
Parc les Poussins

5) Parc les Poussins

Parc les Poussins is an amusement park located near the Lille Zoo and the Lille Citadel. It is open from February until the middle of November and admission is free. It features such attractions as a carousel, a ferris wheel and many others and is a great place for the entire family.
Parc Zoologique de Lille

6) Parc Zoologique de Lille (must see)

Parc Zoologique de Lille, located near the Lille Citadel, was established in 1950. The zoo spreads across 3.5 hectares, housing 300 animals, including pandas, white rhinos, white-handed gibbons and more. Admission is free. Having 1.2 million visitors annually, it is a popular attraction and a perfect spot for family entertainment.

Walking Tours in Lille, France

Create Your Own Walk in Lille

Create Your Own Walk in Lille

Creating your own self-guided walk in Lille is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Chocolate Shops Walk in Lille

Chocolate Shops Walk in Lille

If you are a chocolate fan, this tour is just what you need. Lille candy shops offer a variety of chocolates and other sweets. Most manufacturers respect traditional methods and products are handmade. Discover Lille’s wide variety of sweets in the following this tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Churches Walking Tour in Lille

Churches Walking Tour in Lille

Most of Lille’s churches are Roman Catholic, many of them historical monuments and have splendid architecture and magnificent interiors that will definitely catch your eye. Don’t hesitate to take this tour to discover Lille’s wonderful historic churches.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Lille is an adorable French city with a distinct history and culture. The landmarks presented in this tour will certainly catch your eye, enrich your senses and leave you with good memories of the city. Discover Lille’s best attractions in this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Historic Architecture Walking Tour in Lille

Historic Architecture Walking Tour in Lille

Lille historic architecture differs slightly from the architecture of other French cities. Being a northern French city, it contains many Flemish style buildings and red brick structures, which are uncommon in France. Lille boasts many stunning and unique buildings of varying design. Discover the magnificent flavor of Lille’s architecture in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Museums and Art Galleries Walking Tour in Lille

Museums and Art Galleries Walking Tour in Lille

Lille is home to great museums and art galleries that reveal its rich culture and history. It boasts Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, one of the largest museums in France, and the Charles de Gaulle Birthplace Museum. Don’t hesitate to spend a few hours touring Lille's magnificent museums and galleries.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Lille Modern Buildings Walking Tour

Lille Modern Buildings Walking Tour

Lille boasts many beautiful modern buildings. The main characteristics of Lille’s modern architecture are glass façades and elegant overhanging structures. Take this tour to discover the best in Lille’s modern architecture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Lille for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Lille has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Lille, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.