Tour de France to Lille. Traffic, parking, Ilévia: the summary of information

Traffic will be very difficult on July 5 and 6, 2022 when the Tour de France passes through the metropolis of Lille and north. (© HM / Lille news)

Unless you live in a cave, you are sure to know about the big event that will take place this week at the North and the metropolis of Lille. Yes, it is passage of the Tour de France. On Tuesday, July 5, 2022, the runners will leave for the 4th stage, starting at Dunkirk to Calais. Then, on July 6, the 5th stage will take the cyclists Lille to Arenberg.

Inevitably, the passage of the Grande Boucle to our counties will creategreat disturbancesnext to the traffic notably. Although temporary, they are necessary for this great cycling festival to take place in the best possible conditions. We suggest you make a summary of everything that is planned.

Which is planned throughout the Northern department

In terms of traffic, the The Northern Prefecture issued several decrees. From the roads will be closed from the day before the Tour pass.

For all the municipalities on the route, here are the rules set by the prefecture:

  • He will be strictly forbidden to park along the route. Interfering vehicles will be removed and confiscated. The start times of the parking ban are determined by the mayors of the municipalities.
  • He It is forbidden to drive at least one hour before the passage of the caravan, and may be earlier depending on local needs. Only accredited vehicles or emergency vehicles may, if necessary, use the course. Please note that traffic will be prohibited between the passage of the caravan and the race. Traffic will be restored once the runners have passed.
  • Parking and traffic will be prohibited throughout the day in the departure and arrival areas.

Closed motorway interchanges:

Tuesday 5 July (Dunkirk-Calais stage)

  • A16 motorway: the exit ramp of the interchange no. 64 “Leffrinckouke” in the direction of Belgium – Dunkirk will be closed from 10:30 to 14:30.
  • A25 motorway: the two exit ramps of the interchange no. 16 “Bergues” will be closed in both directions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday 6 July (Lille-Arenberg stage):

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  • RN356 – ring road east of Lille: the exit ramps of the interchanges n ° 2 in ° 2a – “Lille Center” in both directions will be closed from 23 h from July 5 to Wednesday 6 July at at 2:30 p.m.
  • RN356 – ring road east of Lille: the two exit ramps (from the A1 and A25) of the interchanges No. 1 “Hellemmes – Lille Moulins” will be closed from 8 to 14.30.
  • RN356 – urban expressway: the exit ramps of the interchanges n ° 3 in ° 3b “Lille Grand-Palais – Gares” in the direction of Ghent – Lille will be closed from 6 to 14.30 h.
  • RN356 – urban expressway: the exit ramps of the interchange no. 6 “Pilateria” will be closed in both directions from 9 am to 2.30 pm.
  • Motorway A21: the two exit ramps of the interchange no. 26 “Pecquencourt” in both directions will be closed from 12.30 to 16.30.
  • Motorway A21: the two exit ramps of the interchange no. 29 “Erre” in both directions will be closed from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Motorway A23: the two exit ramps of the interchange no. 6 “Raismes” in both directions will be closed from July 5 at 2pm to July 6 at 10pm.

The prefect also recalled the Obvious safety instructions for spectators, how to stay behind security barriers. Find all the tips in our article.

What is planned in the metropolis of Lille

The Tour de France will take place on July 6 12 municipalities in the metropolitan area of ​​Lille : Lille, Hellemmes, Mons-en-Barœul, Marcq-en-Barœul, Wasquehal, Villeneuve-d’Ascq, Croix, Roubaix, Hem, Forest-sur-Marque, Bouvines, Sainghin-en-Mélantois. He European metropolis of Lillewhose headquarters will be the starting point of the stage, has launched, therefore, a exceptional traffic and parking arrangements.

It will be installed on Tuesday, July 5 and Wednesday, July 6. Streets and interchanges will be near the place of departure Closed. Here is the detail:

  • Departure n ° 1 Hellemmes-Lille Lille Moulins (from the A1 and the A25): closed from 8 am to 2.30 pm on 6 July
  • Departure n ° 2 (M651) Lille center – Hellemmes (National Center of the Territorial Public Service): closed from the 6 of the morning of the 6 of July, reopening to the 14:30 of the same day
  • Departures n ° 6 Marcq-en-Barœul – ZI de la Pilaterie (from Lille and from the A22): closed from 9 am to 2.30 pm on 6 July
  • Departure n ° 2 (N356) Lille center – Hellemmes and exit n ° 2a (N356) Lille center – Lille Grand Palais: closed from 11 pm on 5 July, reopening at 2.30 pm on 6 July
  • Departures 3a and 3b (N356) Euralille and Lille Fives Stations – Grand Palais: closed from 6 am on 6 July

In addition, “the entire route will also be subject to traffic and parking restrictions for varying periods,” especially these areas:

  • M700 at the roundabout with the M952 (entrance to Hem): closed from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm.
  • M6D to Hem in the direction of Roubaix, near the roundabout with the M64: closed from 10 am to 2.30 pm.
  • Grand Boulevard de Lille in Roubaix, central lane in the direction of Lille towards Croisé: closed from 9 am to 2.30 pm.
  • Grand Boulevard, Roubaisienne branch, traffic will be prohibited on the side in the direction of Roubaix to the Croisé Laroche.

For more information, read our full article by clicking here.

What is planned in Lille

He City of Lille he has also made arrangements for the start of the 5th stage of the Grand Loop on 6 July.

Car park

As the fictitious departure will take place at 13.35, in front of the MEL headquarters, Georges-Lefebvre street in Lille, obviously, the whole area will be cordoned off.

the Village of the Tour de France will be installed boulevard Emile Dubuisson, therefore parking will be prohibitedas well as al boulevard Hoover between rue de la Chaude Rivière and boulevard Louis XIV from Tuesday, July 5 at 1 a.m. to Wednesday, July 6 at midnight.

the It will be strictly forbidden to park on the Lille and Hellemmois route of the parade from Tuesday 5 July at 7pm to Wednesday 6 July at 2.30pm under penalty of embargo.


He Traffic will be severely disrupted throughout the metropolis on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 July. The following routes or accesses will be progressively condemned:

On July 5th
• From 5 pm, direction Lille-Center and Fives with the closure of the boulevards of the Cités Unies, Emile Dubuisson, Hoover (between Cités Unies and Calmette), Pont de Flandres and rue Chaude Rivière (between Pont de Flandres and rue Dumont of Urville). ).
• From 11 pm, head towards Lille-Center, take exits 2 and 2 (N356, Lille Grand Palais).

July 6th
• From 6 am, direction rue de Bavay exit 2 (Lille-Center – M651) and towards Pont de Fives exits 3a (N356, Gares-Euralille) and 3b (N356, Lille-Fives – Lille Grand Palais).
• From 8 am, direction Hellemmes and Petit Maroc, take exit 1 (Hellemmes-Lille / Lille-Moulins).
• From 8 am, access to the Pont de Fives on Bernos Street.
• From 8 a.m., Javary Street in its entirety.

He Traffic will be prohibited along the entire route of the parade July 6 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The reopenings are scheduled according to the dismantling between 2.30 pm and midnight on July 6.

The prefecture of the North indicates that it is ” It is recommended to avoid entering Lille from the east of the city, that is, taking the exits located on the urban motorway and on the east ring road (RN 356) ”because most of them will be closed. However, the city can be accessed via the interchanges of the southern ring road (A25).

Public transport, the best way to get around

As you may have noticed, on July 5 and 6 car traffic will be an obstacle course in many sectors. The best solution is therefore, if possible, to abandon the vehicle in favor of public transport. In the house of Ileviaa massive influx of travelers is expected on Wednesday, July 6th. Therefore, the public transport offer will be “strengthened”.

The offer subwaywhich is the best way to get to the course (Lille, Mons, Wasquehal, Croix, etc.), will be reinforced during the day.

  • Frequency line 1: one meter every 1min40 to 2min
  • Frequency line 2: one meter every 2 min to 2 min 30

the tram You will also benefit from an improved offer between 9:30 and 15:00 on the common trunk and the Tourcoing branch, with a tram every 4 minutes to Croisé-Laroche and every 8 minutes between Croisé-Laroche and Tourcoing Center.

Note, however, that An exceptional terminal is planned for the tram. And some bus detours will be launched. To learn more, read our full article on the subject.

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