This is a very picturesque part of Lille. With its 17th century cobbled streets, renovated houses boutiques and restaurants this is an area not to be missed.
In and around Rue de la Monnaie/Place du Lion-d'Or
On the picture: Rue au Peterinck
This once was a place for sick and old people and was founded in 1237 by the Countess of Flanders. Now it's a museum where you can see an old infirmary, tapestries and paintings by local artists etc.
Also notice the beautiful building itself and the peaceful inner courtyard.
Address: 32, Rue de Monnaie
Once built around 1460 by a rich merchant from Ghent (Gantois is someone from Ghent). Is has a beautiful entrance gate and a lovely courtyard. Nowadays it's a 4-star hotel.
Address: Rue de Paris
Porte de Paris and Town Hall
The Porte de Paris is a beautiful gate (similar to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris) that was build to celebrate the capture of the town by Louis XIV and it was once a part of the city wall. Close to this gate you'll find the Town Hall and the belfry. You can climb the belfry for a great view over Lille.
Address: Place Vollant