5* Lille city break with Eurostar or Eurotunnel travel

L'Hermitage Gantois, France


Privilege room



Two or three nights at a 15th century five-star hotel in Lille, with breakfast, spa access, wine and tapas, plus Eurostar or Eurotunnel travel included

Named by Condé Nast Traveller as one of the best luxury hotels in Lille, L'Hermitage Gantois was the first five-star hotel to open in the charming city of Lille in northern France. A listed building since 1923 and built in the 15th century, it would be hard to find a hotel in Lille boasting more history, romantic charm or character than this one.

To say that this former medieval hospital has character is an understatement; the place is filled with wood panelled walls, beamed ceilings, ornate fireplaces, marble flooring and stunning original tapestries that bring its 15th century origins into the present day. Furnishings are suitably elegant and impressive to complement the architecture and the quirks of the building with contemporary design favoured in the bathrooms and the modern glass-roofed bar.

The hotel also has a pretty courtyard garden, a relaxed brasserie, a piano bar housed in a stunning glass extension, a spa with steam room, a library and an elegant gourmet restaurant. With a location in the heart of Lille, between Grand Place and Hotel de Ville, you're within easy walking distance of the sights of the city - just a 10-minute walk from the old town and the Palais des Beaux Arts is just 500 metres away.

Good to know

Please note that a city tax of €3.30 per person, per night is payable locally.

For those travelling by car, L’Hermitage Gantois offers a valet parking service where you can securely leave your vehicle for €30 per day, payable locally. Spaces are limited and are subject to availability. Alternatively, the Vinci public car park is 300 metres from the hotel and costs €23 per 24 hours.

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We like

  • The history and original features of the hotel make it a landmark property - Condé Nast Traveller have declared it one of the top two luxury hotels in Lille
  • The new glass-roofed piano bar extension is a perfect contrast to the rest of the 600-year-old building
  • Opting to travel by Eurostar for a speedy and hassle-free way of reaching the city

Second opinion

  • For more information on the hotel, please visit their website
  • Read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • Compare rates with those available elsewhere online, starting with the supplier's own website
  • Read the Telegraph's review here

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