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Clarance Hotel, Lille

Clarance Hotel

Lille, France

Located in a converted 18th-century townhouse, Clarance Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel that’s a brief stroll away from the sights, shops, and eateries of Lille’s old town. Arrive through a discrete courtyard entrance to find an interior that’s airy and elegant, combining 18th-century classical touches with a modern style and comforts. Each of the 19 rooms is individually decorated, but they all include an excerpt from the poetry of Baudelaire (the owner is a passionate devotee).

The hotel is also home to La Table, a Michelin-starred restaurant that serves a seasonal menu featuring seafood. You can also take advantage of the classic library or schedule an in-room massage.


From the elegant decor and luxe atmosphere to the central location and Michelin-starred restaurant, we think this is the best hotel for visiting Lille.

OUR RATING: First Class

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There are just 19 rooms, each with its own theme and unique decor. They all share a few characteristics, however — a bright-white palette, bold accents, and a combination of 18th-century elegance with modern comforts and style. They also all have a quote by Baudelaire.

You can choose from Comfort or Privilege rooms, or opt for the more spacious Junior suites, which have a sitting area and room for a second bed for a child. The Clarance Suite offers even more space, as well as a private staircase.


The Clarance has one of the best locales in the city, right in the heart of Vieux-Lille (the old town), close to all the restaurants, shops, and sights of the city.

Food and drink

  • The Michelin-starred La Table serves a seasonal menu featuring creative presentations of seafood.
  • Breakfast is served daily in the bar area.


  • Junior suites offer space for a child.

Facilities and activities

  • Vegetable garden for you to explore.
  • Outdoor terrace for drinks.
  • In-room massages available.

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