Lille press release

Press release for the fourth edition of our Lille city guide. 

Written by Bradt Travel Guides


Lille – 4th edition

Press Release

‘We enjoyed the guide and Laurence Phillips’ quirky personal writing style. This book stands out for its unique writing style and Laurence’s true love of France and all things French.’ Judith Chalmers OBE on presenting the Best Guidebook of the Year Award

Lille city guide by Laurence Phillips

‘Let music follow your footsteps into history, let your taste buds tempt you from your chosen path. Let lunch segue into dinner, Art Deco streets lead you to the talents of tomorrow and the sounds of a lone midnight saxophone from an open window in the lamplight blend into a bedtime serenade in a city that, more than any other, knows the value of a great lullaby.’

Lille was once considered France’s best-kept secret, a charming mix of cobbled streets, broad Flemish squares and numerous art galleries. Now, with its airport serving 70 destinations worldwide and the Eurostar-link making it the closest European city destination to London, the secret is well and truly out.

This award-winning city guide has been thoroughly updated for its fourth edition. It includes reviews of over 100 restaurants, bistros, bars and cafés, unique public transport information next to each listing to help orientation, and a chapter on exploring what’s beyond the city, including the new Louvre-Lens Museum; it’s perfect for return visitors or those staying longer in the region. Entertainingly written with irresistible anecdotes and insider’s tips, this is the only guide needed to unlock the capital of Flanders.

Laurence Phillips is a travel writer and author with numerous books to his credit. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Guide Book of the Year Award, and a regular contributor to major newspapers, magazines and BBC Radio programmes. In addition, he is well known as a playwright and lyricist, and for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Society.

For more information, to arrange an interview with Laurence, or to receive a review copy please contact Hugh Collins.

Hugh Collins: 01753 480633,