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Old September 10th, 2009, 05:19 PM   #1
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Lille, part 1

The capital of northern France and the fourth largest city.
Officialy Lille is only populated by 226,014 inhabitants but its urban and metropolitan area are over 1 million.
The city is next to the Belgian border and signifiant part of the Lille urban area are in Belgium.

The city reputation was bad, poor, industrial, unemployement, gritty, bad weathier... the city really changed itself into an attractive metropolis.

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Aix les Bains
Amiens
Annecy
Arles and Nîmes
Avignon
Chambéry
Clermont-Ferrand
Dijon
Grenoble, part 1 2
Le Mans
Lille, part 2 3
Lyon, part 1 2 3 4
Marseille, part 1 2 3
Orléans
Rouen
Saint Étienne
Tours
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Old September 10th, 2009, 06:47 PM   #2
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I think Lille is a nice mix between France and Belgium.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 08:07 PM   #3
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Attractive city. Very French looking in parts but with a touch with Belgium in others.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 09:26 PM   #4
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Really really nice shots there, Lille looks beautiful and as Vincedem said, a nice mix between France and Belgium.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #5
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When I first visited the city in 2006 I was surprised by its beauty. It's really a nice and relaxed city. I think some of the suburbs are a bit gritty, but the city-center is great!
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Old September 11th, 2009, 12:53 PM   #6
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Beautiful city and great photos! I don't know why this thread hasn't gotten more views!!
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Old September 11th, 2009, 07:41 PM   #7
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Lille its indeed a very nice, amazing place; worth a visit
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Old September 12th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #8
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Thanks for the comments.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 02:33 AM   #9
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Nice!! Great architecture and a lot of beautiful people in the streets.. Seems to be a good town to either live and visit..
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Old September 14th, 2009, 07:43 AM   #10
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Nice city.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 09:34 PM   #11
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Lille is an interesting and pretty northern French city worth to visit for a day. Lille is a mixture of France, Belgium and sometimes of the Netherland and England.

It is located between Brussel (100km), Paris (200km) and London (280km). If you are travelling in this part of Europe, you can visit a lot of diverse-sized cities in a single week or two: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Anvers (Antwerpen), Liège, Gand (Gent), Bruges, and it would a shame to forget Lille (Rijsel in flemish), the third largest urban area in the old "Low-Countries", after Brussel and Amsterdam.
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