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Lille is an attractive and vibrant city. It is located in one of France’s most densely populated regions with 2 million inhabitants. Lille itself has 230,000 inhabitants. The region is also a young city with a student population of more than 100,000 that makes the city very lively. It is recognised as one of France’s most dynamic towns with a wide variety of cultural and sporting activities (fine museums, concert halls, theaters). Famous throughout France and Europe for its warm and friendly atmosphere, it is alive with pubs, clubs and restaurants.

Its location "at the crossroads of Europe" has made Lille a strategic place in the past but in the recent days as well. Its history is full of important events, from the different invasions to its role in WW2, makes it an interesting city to visit. Wandering along its cobbled streets, you will walk past wonderful buildings and old monuments that will tell you about its history. More

Lille is a very good place for shopping with several malls, a large pedestrian shopping area and wonderful boutiques in Vieux-Lille.

Lille, France, Europe

Lille is strategically placed within a 300-km radius of 5 major European capitals: Paris, London, Brussels, Luxembourg and The Hague. Its highly-developed transport systems such as the Euro-tunnel and TGV-high speed trains enable students to travel around France and Europevery easily by rail:



- Paris: 1 hour

- Disneyland: 1 hr 15 mins

- « Les Châteaux de la Loire»: 3 hrs

- « La Côted’Azur » (“The French Riviera”): 5 hrs

- London(Great Britain): 1 hr 40 mins

- Brussels (Belgium): 35 mins

and fast, easy access to other European countries (the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy…).





Universite Catholique de Lille campus covers a 10-hectare area at the heart of the Lille Vauban-Esquermes disctrict. In 2003, the University has created the “Vauban campus” group that is in charge of thinking tomorrow’s University developments. It works together with local authorities to see how to integrate them in the city’s urban planning. This group especially led to the creation of a transportation plan for the students and staff of the University.


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Universite Catholique de Lille
60 boulevard Vauban - CS 40109 - 59016 Lille CEDEX - France
Switchboard: +33 (0)3 20 13 40 00 - Fax: +33 (0)3 20 13 40 01
Email: international@univ-catholille.fr - Web: www.univ-catholille.fr

• By underground: From Lille Flandres or Lille Europe station, take the underground line 2, direction Saint- Philibert. Stop at Cormontaigne and walk for ten minutes towards Boulevard Vauban.
For further information : www.transpole.fr

• By bus:
- From Lille Europe station or Lille Flandres station, line 12, stop at “Université Catholique” (Boulevard Vauban) or
- From Lille Flandres station, line Citadines, stop at “Facultés catholiques” (rue Nationale) and walk down Rue Meurein for 2mn in the direction of Boulevard Vauban.
For further information: www.transpole.fr

• By car: If you come from Paris (Motorway A1), Gand (A22), Brussels (A27), take the ring road, direction Dunkerque. Take exit number 4.
If you come from Dunkerque (A25), take exit number 5, direction “Université Catholique”.


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