When to Go
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To See & Do
Food & Drink
Lille is known for maroilles cheese, genièvre (juniper berry liqueur), and of course – this being Flanders – its mussels. Cheese or leek flans and mussels and chips (moules-frites) are staple snacks and starters.
A few other specialities you should look out for include:
Beer is the tipple of choice. Bière Blonde is the equivalent to a lager. The after dinner liqueur is genièvre, a whisky-like drink flavoured with juniper berries.