"The Capital of Flanders" and the North of France, Lille is the fourth most populated city in the country (the metropolitan area has a population of more than 1 million). A dynamic metropolis with a strong industrial heritage, the city offers preserved and unique Flemish architecture. Visitors love to wander between the Grand Place and the Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille basilica and lose their way in the Braderie de Lille (the largest flea market in Europe), a relic of medieval European fairs and a vivid testimony of the city’s deeply rooted commercial culture.
Lille is also a major cultural hub: it was the “European Capital of Culture” in 2004, is a designated “City of Art and History” and is home to both a modern art museum and a fine arts centre.
As proof of this flourishing cultural life and of Amazon's local engagement, a "street-artist" crew painted a 50m2 fresco depicting the men and women who work at LIL1 during the opening of Amazon Tours in France on 11 April 2015.
Our Fulfilment Centre
The latest Amazon fulfilment centre is located 30km south of Lille in Lauwin-Planque, near Douai. The first parcel was shipped from this 90,000m2 warehouse on 23 September 2013.