The latest edition of the award-winning Bradt Guide to Lille keeps up with the changes in the city, as it continues to reinvent itself with ever more exciting places to eat, to explore, to relax and to stay. Whether you decide on a Sunday-night tango with stranger in a Renaissance cloister, or order a bowl of onion soup at dawn, should you explore France's best art collection outside Paris or head for the discount designer stores of the legendary flea-markets, if you share a sandwich with artists in an old post office building or discover the Michelin-starred chefs of tomorrow, a decade since Lille was first chosen as European Capital of Culture the city has not stopped partying since. Come and share the secrets of the past, present and future of a capital of Culture, of Flanders and of Life.
Laurence Phillips is a travel writer and author of long standing, with numerous books to his credit. He has contributed to major newspapers, magazines and BBC Radio programs. In addition, he is well-known as a playwright and lyricist and for his work for the Royal Shakespeare Company.