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Designed by renowned architect Rem Koolhaas, Lille Grand Palais Exhibition Centre offers facilities of the highest standards and is located in the heart of Europe, in the town centre, close to the Eurostar/TGV stations and to the Lille international airport. 

How to reach us

SIFER is held at the Lille Grand Palais Exhibition Centre. The proximity to train stations and the airport makes the venue easily accessible. Not sure how to get to the exhibition grounds? We have all the information you need whether you arrive by train, car, plane or local transport.

By Train

Europe’s most advanced rail network passes through Lille. High-Speed Train Station Lille Europe and Lille Flandres Station are located in the town centre, and 5 minutes away from Lille Grand Palais.

  • Lille Flandres Station: TER regional trains and direct TGV service to Paris.
  • Lille Europe Station: Eurostar service to London and Brussels, direct TGV service to Roissy Airport, Paris and all major French cities.  

For more information: 

By Car

Six major motorway networks pass through Lille: 

  • A1 from Paris (220 km) 
  • A25 from Dunkerque (80 km) 
  • A27/E42 from Brussels (110 km) 
  • A22 /E17 from Ghent (75 km), Antwerp (125 km) and Amsterdam (290 km) 
  • A23 from Valenciennes (53 km): exit No2 in Lille, lane 2A signposted Lille Grand Palais. 
  • A26 from Calais (110 km): exit No1 in Lille (on the left handside), lane 2A signposted Lille Grand Palais. 

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle offers fast and frequent service from Folkestone to Calais. For more information, call +448443 353 535 (from the UK) or +338 10 63 03 04 (from France).

Find a map or plan your car journey here: www.viamichelin.fr.

Information on car parks are available here.

By Plane

Lille’s International Airport is 10 km away from the city centre, with direct connections to 15 European capitals. It serves national and international destinations.

A shuttle service from the airport (Gate A) to the city centre (bus stop sign "Liaison aéroport" outside the Euralille shopping centre) is available and takes 20 minutes. 

Lille is also less than one hour away from two international airports: Paris Charles de Gaulle (51 min) Bruxelles Zaventem (38 min).

Visa Information

All EU / EEA nationals will only need to present an identification document to enter France due to the Schengen Zone's common travel area, part of which France is.

If you are a non-EU/EEA traveller wishing to visit France, you will need to present the following at the French port of entry to be permitted to enter:

  • A valid passport or travel document
  • A visa – if they are subject to the French visa regime

For more information in this regard, contact France's local consular services in your country of residence.

If you are required to provide supporting documentation to your visa application, such as an invitation letter, please contact the Show Team.