For over 10 years, Lille and the surrounding cities set an example in the world of artistic and cultural innovation. Named European Capital of Culture in 2004, the city leveraged the event to reinforce cultural events on the long term.
The conurbation boasts several major museums, including Palais des Beaux-Arts, La Piscine, LaM and MUba, venues, as well as alternative structures such as Tri Postal, Gare Saint Sauveur or Maisons Folie… The goal is to anchor culture, with an emphasis on contemporary art, in the daily life of the population, providing access to all. An exceptional cultural offering that strengthens the reputation of Lille in France and abroad.


The lille3000 program is the outcome of this cultural revolution opening out to the world. A regular meeting designed as an invitation to discover new cultures through a great number of celebrations: exhibitions, shows, positions, spectacles, outdoor artistic installations, parades… After Bombaysers de Lille (2006), Europe XXL (2009) and Fantastic (2012), the 2015 edition, Renaissance, dealt with the metamorphosis of our modern world. Through the celebration of five great cities that overcame the crisis, lille3000 uses cultural events to stress out these resurrections. Somehow like Lille, with its dynamic cultural offer pretty much unmatched outside Paris.