Lille (59 Nord, Hauts-de-France) has joined ranks of inland French towns and cities which create a summer beach in town. Often by riversides or in parks, with imported sand, deckchairs and all the paraphernalia of the seaside.
and will have a different theme each week – from Beach Rugby, watersports and dancing.
For more info see www.lille.fr/
Eurostar London direct to Lille in 80 minutes with Rail Europe