Here is the ideal place to drink a coffee, spend your afternoon, have a good beer or even danse untel late listening to a trendy DJ. People of the city comes here to celebrate big events and festival : Lille by See – Festival of l’Entorse, Lille 3000. The place is a cultural rendez-vous for all, a place dedicated to pleasure of discovery.
It is well known that Lille is one of the best cities in Europe for the efficient of the public transports. It is not rare to see three different buses at the same time at the corner of the street… Bus is a good option but do not forget the bike when the weather is good, Lille and the agglomeration is mostly between 10 meters and 40 meters above see level, so you will ride your bike without pain.
The place is mostly dedicated to Audio and Visual Culture. It opened in 2007. It is a place to watch but also to exchange idea about the artist works. The main screen is in a really original space, a bar and some couches. Many meetings with professionals. If you want to take with you a print of the experience, there is a DVD store with plenty of references from independent distributors.
It is really a chance to visit this Villa : after the death of Madame Cavrois in 1985 the property was sold to a developer who wanted to subdivide the park. Abandoned, the villa fell prey to vandalism and quickly deteriorated, despite its classification as a monument historique in 1990. If you come to visit Lille you must have a tour to Croix and visit the Villa. Thanks to the mobilisation of a conservation association, the state acquired a large part of the property in 2001. After thirteen years of research and work, it has been restored to its original state of July 1932.
At Le Triporteur, you will fell like at home ! When sunny, to drink a beer after your work or tourist day, and all year long, to eat a good meal or just a snack. The small pub of the boulevard Victor Hugo is always friendly and busy. If you plan to eat, it is better to book before ! In any case you will be welcome there.