Living + Teaching in Armentières, France

Population: 25,170
Département: Nord

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


Le Vélo de Suzon
12 rue du Maréchal Foch

Les Compagnons de la Grappe
6 rue Lepelletier (Lille)

Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee




Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit


Le Louvre-Lens
99 rue Paul Bert (Lens)

Palais des Beaux Arts
18bis dur de Valmy (Lille)

La Piscine
23 rue de l'Espérance (Roubaix)

Musée de l'Histoire Naturelle
19 rue de Bruxelles (Lille)

  • La Piscine in Roubaix + Le Louvre-Lens in Lens
  • Le Louvre-Lens in Lens
  • Les Près du Hem Lake

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips

Day Trips
elgium (Antwerp, Gent, and Bruges)

Weekend Trips
Amsterdam, Netherlands, ille, Paris

Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities


Housing Examples



  • 3€60 per night at the school residences (~ 100€ per month)

Worst Things About City

Best Things About City

  • Low cost of living
  • Close to bigger city of Lille
  • asy to travel into + out of
  • Very small town
  • Can be a bit dirty
  • ot many things to do around town

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants

  • Try to travel, if possible, because there isn't a great deal to do in this region.
  • Weather is the worst here in the winter, so be prepared! 


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