The Grand Place de Lille has long been the crossroads of all travellers. In its centre lies the column of the Goddess since 1845. A symbol of the city, this lady was designed by the sculptor Théophile Bra and represents the courage of a woman who defends herself against invaders, with a firearm in her hand. The buildings around this monumental square represent a faithful panorama of Lille’s architecture between the 17th and 20th centuries.



SKEMA Business School’s Lille campus is situated near the Lille Flandres train station and the Euralille shopping centre.

The school assists its current and future students to search for accommodation via its online housing platform,  YEP (Your Education Portal) for current students and the official Facebook group SKEMA Housing

University residences: Students who would like to live in a university residence in Lille can make a request a few months before the start of the school year.

If you need personal or customised assistance, or the list of residences near the campus, contact us at


The mission of CROUS (regional centres of university and academic services) is to assist in improving students’ life and work conditions. Apartments in university residences are usually managed by CROUS and are the cheapest lodging option. They are allocated according to an applicant’s social criteria (parents’ income, distance, and so on). Complementary admissions are made during summer and at the beginning of the school year based on remaining places.  For more information, visit CROUS Lille or Lokaviz.

If you are an international student, there is a specific application procedure.

Long-term accommodation: there are some popular websites to rent an apartment, and Flat-sharing websites. Please contact for more information.

Campus France city guide:
Campus France has compiled a guide to help students look for accommodation in and around Lille. The guide also includes useful information on banks, travel, student organisations, social life, and much more.



SKEMA’s Lille campus is located in the heart of the European Metropolis of Lille’s extensive public transport network. Multiple bus lines provide quick access to Lille’s neighbouring towns and to the heart of the city. The tramway, the metro and the VLille stations enable students to choose the best means of transportation to use.

    • From the Lille (Lesquin) airport :

You can take a taxi from Lille airport or Take the “Navette” (destination Gare, stop at Euralille shopping centre).

    • From the Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport:

If you arrive in Paris at the Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport, you can take the high-speed train from the “Aéroport CDG 2 TGV” train station.  The duration of the trip will be around one hour. You can check the prices and the timetables at sncf

    • From the Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport:

If you arrive in Paris at Orly Airport, you have to join the Gare du Nord.

    1. you will need to take the Orlybus that will take you to the centre. Get off at the Denfert Rochereau metro station. From there, take RER B (which is quicker) going towards Aéroport Charles de Gaulle-Mitry-Claye and get off at the Gare du Nord station. You can also take the metro line 4 (the red one) going towards Porte de Clignancourt and get off at the Gare du Nord station.

    1. Once you get to the Gare du Nord train station, you will be able to take the high-speed train for Lille. For more information, visit sncf website

All the timetables and the information about transport in Paris on the following website:

    • From the train station

The High-Speed Train (TGV) can take you from Paris to Lille in one hour. To get to the Lille campus, get off at the Lille Europe train station or Lille Flandres train station (sncf) and walk to the school, which is located between the two train stations.

    • By car

Five major European routes link up in Lille. The main motorways in the region are:

A1 Lille – Paris
A23 Lille – Valenciennes
A25 Lille – Dunkerque (Dunkirk)
A27 – E42 Lille – Tournai (Doornik) – Bruxelles (Brussels)
A22, A14, E17 Lille – Gand (Ghent) – Anvers (Antwerpen) – Amsterdam
A26 – M2 Calais – Londres (London) by the Channel Tunnel
A16 Dunkerque – Calais – Boulogne
A 26 Calais – Reims – Lyon

    • By foot from Lille:

Walk to the Willy Brandt Avenue. Under the third tower, take the stairs to Level 2. Inside the Euralille shopping centre, walk to the second floor and next to the Sephora store; follow the “Passerelle” sign. Walk out and take the stairs to ESC Lille.



The Grand-Place of Brussels, whose first mentions date back to the 12th century, gathers around a paved marketplace, rectangular in shape, with emblematic buildings of the municipal and ducal powers and the old guild houses.

Located about 30 minutes from Lille by high-speed train, Brussels’ eclectic architecture, a skilful blend of history and modernism, is impressive.



The Euralille district is THE business district of Lille. Located between the historic city centre and the suburbs of Lille, it offers a multitude of services. Adjacent to the Lille Flandres and Lille Europe train stations, new buildings are built every year and many of the country’s largest companies are located here.



A famous pastry shop in Old Lille, Pâtisserie Meert has been offering its traditional Madagascar vanilla waffles since the 18th century, a favourite pastry of General de Gaulle during his visits to his native city.

Try the delectable desserts at this shop located on the Esquermoise street!



The estaminets of Lille are a vivid testimony of the Flemish tradition. These typical northern breweries are the only ones of their kind in the world. They are places of local gastronomy and traditional games, strongholds of the Lille way of life.

To discover them, venture to the rue de Gand and Place aux Oignons! Order a “carbonnade flamande” with french fries and you won’t be disappointed!



Constructed in the 17th century in the purest Flemish Mannerist style, flamboyant and exuberant, it is the visible testimony of the strong economic and commercial activity of the city of Lille in the 17th century. From the top of its bell tower, Mercury, the god of trade, looks down on the visitors. Today, the Vieille Bourse has become the place to be for chess players, booksellers and florists.




Getting there






The Old Stock Exchange

Lille campus by drone



Small amphi



Executive area

Hall A


Courtyeard East

Courtyeard West

Outdoor sport


Lille Campus


Address : Avenue Willy Brandt, 59777, France Lille
Contact :
Telephone : +33 (0)3 20 21 59 62

SKEMA Business School’s Lille campus is a 20,000-square-metre modern facility located in the heart of the city’s business centre, a stone’s throw away from the city’s old town.
Lille, the hub of Europe : Situated between two TGV stations, it is half-an-hour away from Paris, 38 minutes from Brussels and 1 hour 20 minutes from London.

Northern France offers a dynamic business environment. It has a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem that students can benefit from. It attracts most of the foreign investment:

  • Second biggest area for insurance companies in France,
  • Third biggest financial market in France.
  • Third most important city in France for exports and the automotive industry
  • A highly developed textile industry.
  • Cradle of mass retailing and hosts many world-renowned companies.