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Find Herbert: a long-lost relative

29/11/2017 15:13

Written by John Ruler

John Ruler looks at how his love of Nord-Pas de Calais helped him discover a long-lost relative who perished in World War I.

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The Battle of Arras

26/11/2017 12:48

Written by John Ruler

John Ruler discusses the Battle of Arras, one of the defining moments of World War I.

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The cemeteries of Boulogne

21/11/2017 16:06

Written by John Ruler

One of the top three cross-Channel ports that received supplies and troops in World War I, Boulogne-sur-Mer still bears the scars today.

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Je Suis Braderie - Lille’s legendary street market fights back

25/08/2017 12:00

Written by Laurence Phillips

The Braderie de Lille, Europe's biggest street sale, is set to return in September 2017. 

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Don’t junk your Braderie weekend

09/08/2016 11:29

Written by Laurence Phillips

The legendary Braderie flea market may have been cancelled, but Lille's spirit is alive and well. So, what should you do if you have already booked your trip to the city?

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Barbie, boots and boys’ toys – Lille’s arty take on Euro 2016

11/05/2016 10:08

Written by Laurence Phillips

There are plenty of fab and groovy exhibitions to celebrate a summer of football in Lille.

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The end of an era

05/04/2016 11:14

Written by Laurence Phillips

Laurence Phillips bids farewell to two Lillois dining institutions.

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The Camino de Santiago

09/03/2016 11:55

Written by Murray Stewart

Learn more about the Camino de Santiago, perhaps Europe's most famous pilgrimage from author Murray Stewart, who has walked it twice. 

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Encounters with Chagall in Roubaix

27/11/2015 13:57

Written by Laurence Phillips

Laurence Phillips talks music and serendipity as Lille3000 just gets better and better.

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Lille3000: what not to miss

22/10/2015 14:09

Written by Laurence Phillips

If you are heading off to Lille for a winter break, here's what not to miss.

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