We’ve all heard about the bustling city of Lille, Eurostar’s gateway to France and capital of the Hauts-de-France region. One of Europe’s cultural hubs, it is constantly expanding its diverse range of shops and lively bars, as well as its museums and festival events. So, it may come as a surprise to learn that you can actually cross the city at a calm and relaxing pace by water, realigning your body and soul to the rhythm of nature.
We head to Lille’s Citadel to begin our paddling trip. Stand-up paddle is a fun and relaxing sport that gently works the entire body as you propel yourself easily through the water. It’s an ideal pastime for all ages, regardless of whether you are 10 or 70. All you need to know is how to swim and have a basic sense of balance.