Destination guide

Why people love visiting arty Lens

The area's art galleries and monuments are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Lens. Travellers to this walkable city praise the coffee shops, football games and bars. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Lens

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Lens a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Arras Golf (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Parc d'attraction Taho&Lina (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Lens

Fly into Lille (LIL-Lesquin), the closest airport, located 15.6 mi (25 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Lens Station or Arras Loos-en-Gohelle Station and explore the city from there.

How many holiday rentals are available around Lens?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 95 holiday lettings around Lens. From 37 flats & apartments to 26 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a village property in Lens?

Picturesque streets, hospitable locals and a simpler style of living — villages are truly a delight. Are you ready to savour this lifestyle for yourself? HomeAway has 20 village holiday rentals here. Of course, that might not be your style. Luckily, HomeAway has tons more options, including:

  • 19 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 19 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 16 city-centre holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Lens?

Unpack your bags, admire the view and turn the kettle on. If you're after a home away from home, an apartment rental is a no-brainer. HomeAway has 30 for you to select from here. How does £39 a night sound? That's what you could be spending if you don't dilly dally! If that doesn't agree with your squad's style, we've got a number of different self-catering accommodation options to pick from, such as:

  • House: 28 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £52 per night.
  • Hotel: 22 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £41 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 22 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £60 per night.

Can I stay in Lens in a large group?

There's nothing quite like catching up with old work friends or spending a few weeks with your beloved relatives in an exciting new location. And what's best, HomeAway has options big enough for everyone. At the moment, house holiday rentals are all the rage for large groups of visitors here, and you'll find 8 listed on our database. Around the area, the properties that can accommodate large groups of people include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we've got 30 properties perfectly suited for that size. Stay a night from just £60.
  • If you've got 5 in your family, you'll be thrilled to discover that there are 18 rental properties perfect. The starting price is £75 a night.
  • Organising a trip away with 8 guests? We offer 16 holiday rentals that will suit. Prices start from £65 a night.

You and your posse will be in good hands when you plan your Lens escape with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Lens?

HomeAway has plenty of terrific cost-conscious rental picks. Treat your crew to a fancy night out on the town or extend your stay with the money you have left over. Le Marais is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 6 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £47 a night, it's not difficult to see why. Another 30 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around Bois Blancs. With an average price of £68 a night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth boasting to your friends about.