Adopting Social and Environmental Responsibility : Solar panels installed on the hall of residence roofs in order to set an example
The Ecole Centrale de Lille is located on the campus of the Cité Scientifique in Villeneuve d'Ascq – a site that welcomes 30,000 students. Two metro stations and the Lille ring road link Lille to the Cité Scientifique in less than 15 minutes.
The campus boasts a library, four university restaurants (including one that is right next to the Léonard de Vinci residence hall) and a wide range of athletic facilities : Football field, Gym facilities, Rugby field, Gymnasiums for dance, badminton, fencing, handball, and so on...
Students can also use the nearby pool and a shopping Center (which has 170 boutiques) and enjoy Lille's rich and varied cultural life (cinemas, theatres, concert halls).
The Ecole Centrale de Lille has its own university residence, built on the scientific campus in the 80’s. This hall of residence has 581 rooms to accommodate Centrale students and also offers numerous leisure and service facilities to complete its high quality accommodation conditions (car parks, sports center, synthetic football pitch, club houses …).
Situated at a 10-minute walk from the school and a 5-minute walk from the Metro, the Léonard De Vinci hall of residence offers a pleasant and welcoming environment for Centrale Lille students.
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25% of the population in Lille is under 25!
Lille, a city to discover
The Greater Lille Metropolitan Area is the French city with the second highest number of corporate head offices. It is also the N°1 European site for correspondence and distance selling.
Lille, city of culture
Lille has an exceptional architectural heritage. The city provides traces of its historical past (The Citadel designed by Vauban), and industrial past interspersed with glimpses of its future. As the European Capital of Culture in 2004, Lille is now a cultural reference, with its 15 museums, including the Palais des Beaux-Arts, - the 2nd largest museum in France after the Louvre.
Lille,a festive city for students
Lille is the third largest French University City with more than 100 000 students studying in four universities and over twenty Grandes Ecoles, including Centrale Lille. With the youngest population in France, Lille is a lively metropolis. The population is characterised by the ease with which it organizes festive events that bring people together, like its famous street market (“Braderie”) in the first weekend of September.
For more information about the town: www.mairie-lille.fr