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Recently ranked as the second most beautiful University in France, Lille Catholic University is also ideally located in one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods of the capital of French Flanders. Due to its regional, national, and European location, the city of Lille benefits as well for ease of access by direct road, air, and high-speed train connections to London, Paris, Brussels, and further afield. The city of Lille displays remarkable architectural, artistic, and cultural appeal. During the conference, attendants will be able to stroll the city streets to the beat of a music festival being in full swing at the time. Find below a selection of recommended hotels and restaurants. Find all the useful information to make your stay as pleasant as possible during the ETHConference2018 Event.

Université Catholique de Lille - 60, Boulevard Vauban
CS 40109 - 55016 Lille Cedex

How to come to ETHConference2018 ?

The airport of Lille is located 10 km away from the city center. A shuttle service is available from the airport to downtown Lille. For more information :

The airport of Paris Charles de Gaulle is 52 min far from Lille by train The airport of Brussels is 35 min far from Lille by train

From Paris (Motorway A1) Follow the direction of “Lille Centre” (green road sign). You will arrive on the Lille ring road. Follow the sign « Université Catholique de Lille ».

You can get to Lille by train (2 train stations downtown, Lille Flandres and Lille Europe). It is just : - 1h away from Paris - 35 minutes away from Bruxelles - 1h20 away from London on the Eurostar. For more information :

Here are some useful places we recommend to you:

  • Where to stay?

    • Residhotel Vauban Lille: 69/71 Boulevard Vauban 59000 Lille

    • Adagio: 17 Rue Colson, 59800 Lille

    • Best Western Premier Why Hotel: 7 Square Morisson 59800 Lille

    • Holliday Inn Express Lille Centre: 75 bis rue Léon Gambetta 59000 Lille

    • Association d'Entraide Universitaire (AEU): 47 Boulevard Vauban, 59800 Lille

  • Where to eat?

    • Alliance Couvent des Minimes: Quai du Wault - Lille

    • Happy F'eat: 106 rue de l'Hôpital Militaire, Lille

      with vegan dishes

    • La Source: 13 Rue du Plat, 59800 Lille


    • Basilic Café: 24 bis Rue Esquermoise, 59800 Lille

    • Le Barbue d'Anvers: 1 Rue Saint-Etienne, 59800 Lille

    • Le Compostelle: 4 Rue Saint-Etienne, 59800 Lille

  • Where to park?

    • Parking Rihour-Printemps: Place Rihour, 59800 Lille

      Parking spacieux et bon marché

  • What to see around?

    • Palais des Beaux-Arts: Place de la République - Lille

      The Palais des Beaux-Arts of Lille, one of the premier museums in France, houses in its imposing 19th-century building collections of European paintings, a Prints and Drawings Room, a collection of Antiquities, a mediaeval and Renaissance collection, 17th- and 18th-century ceramics, 19th-century French sculptures and 18th-century scale models.

    • Tourism information: Place Rihour - Lille

    • Hospice Comtesse: Rue de la Monnaie - Lille

    • La Piscine - Musée d'Art et d'Industrie: 23, rue de l'Espérance 59100 ROUBAIX

    • Musée du Louvre-Lens: 99 Rue Paul Bert, 62300 Lens

  • ETHConf2018 Bus stops

    • Arrêt Université Catholique de Lille: Boulevard Vauban 59000 Lille

      Line 12 from/to Stations Lille Flandres and Lille Europe Line 18 from/to Place de la République