Situated in the north of France, Lille just hugs the Belgian border and with that comes a strong Belgian influence. Known for its beer, strong cheese and the beloved "Ch'ti" language, it's clear that this region has developed its own cultural identity through layers of history. Lille is often considered one of the most underrated cities in France but with a large student presence and easy access to some major European capitals, there is a real sense of artistic flair, a down to earth vibe and an attractive mix of culture and events.