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( population: more than 400 000)
220 km North of Paris, at the border of Belgium , Lille is accessible by TGV from Paris in less than an hour. Formerly a region with coal mines and textile industries, it is now more service oriented. Lille has a key position between Brussels , London and Paris . Since 1994 it is easily accessible from those cities, thanks to Eurostar train.
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Very typical restaurant : Le Bistrot Lillois, rue de Gand.
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A voir et à faire: _ flâner et faire du lèche-vitrines entre la place de Gaulle et la rue Gambetta, en passant par la rue de Béthune _ faire un tour au magasin indien de la rue Gambetta _ visiter le musée des Beaux-Arts, place de la République _ faire une ballade dans le Vieux Lille _ essayer l'un des restaurants de la rue de Gand, des environs de la place Rihour ou du côté des Halles et de la rue Masséna _ boire un verre au Kremlin, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau ou au Fara Fina rue de Solférino _ faire le marché de Wazemmes, le dimanche matin
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The station of Lille is really beautiful, but one has to keep in mind that all this travelling attracts homeless people. When you are trying to get to your next train or when you are at the station just to look at the building, many homeless people will try to make you give them money, some of them are more agressive than others and many of them smell really bad. So try to keep in mind to not make eye-contact, usually they just leave you alone then.
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