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Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Lille
"We will leave your accommodation in Lille or Arras at 9am driving towards Vimy to visit the Grange subways and tunnels where the Canadian Divisions stood just before the assault in April 1917. You will march in the trenches in the footsteps of these h visiting Tyne Cot Military Cemetery and Memorial the largest CWGC's cemetery in Europe. The walls are bearing 35 000 names of soldiers who have no known grave the cemetery contains 12 000 graves 8 400 are unknown. From there we drive to Passendale Crest Farm Memorial the Brooding Soldier in Sint Juliaan where the German's used for the first time gas. from there going to Langemark to see the ""Studenten Friedhof"" the resting place of more than 44 000 German soldiers.Before arriving in Ypres you will stand at Esse
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Small-Group Australian Battlefield Tour in Flanders and Fromelles from Arras
"The tour starts at your accommodation in Arras. You will be heading towards Fromelles seeing where the mass grave was where 250 Australian soldiers were buried by the Germans. You will stand at the newly built Pheasant Wood Cemetery and visit the Fromelles Museum.From there your guide will take you to the Australian Memorial Park the ""Cobbers"" Memorial and to VC Corner Cemetery the only exlusively Australian cemetery in France. Next you will drive towards Armentières and Ploegsteert.In Ploegsteert the only place where the 5 Australian Divisions were all together in the winter 1917-18 you will visit the new ""Plugstreet 14-18"" interpretative centre and the Ploegsteert Memorial to the missing.Time for lunch. After Lunch you will be in Messines near one of the 19 mine craters. From there to another mine crater the ""Caterpillar
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Small-Group Australian Battlefield Tour in Fromelles and Flanders from Lille
"The tour starts at your accommodation or the train station in Lille. You will be heading towards Fromelles seeing where the mass grave was where 250 Australian soldiers were buried by the Germans. You will stand at the newly built Pheasant Wood Cemetery and visit the Fromelles Museum.From there your guide will take you to the Australian Memorial Park the ""Cobbers"" Memorial and to VC Corner Cemetery the only exlusively Australian cemetery in France. Next you will drive towards Armentières and Ploegsteert.In Ploegsteert the only place where the 5 Australian Divisions were all together in the winter 1917-18 you will visit the new ""Plugstreet 14-18"" interpretative centre and the Ploegsteert Memorial to the missing.Time for lunch. After Lunch you will be in Messines near one of the 19 mine craters. From there to another mine crater the ""Caterpillar
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More Local Customs in Lille

Rail stations

There are two rail stations in Lille 400 metres apart. Gare Lille Flanders has trains to France and Belguim.--Lille Europe has trains from London via the Channel tunnel to Paris and Brussels.and...
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Sep 17, 2014

La Citadelle de Lille

One of Louis XIV's first tasks after capturing Lille from the Spanish in 1667 was to commission the building of the Citadel, intended to be a heavily fortified town to which the population could...
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Sep 30, 2013

Place de la Republique

When this square was constructed in 1858 it was originally called Place Napoleon III and the name changed after Napoleon fell from favour. Here you'll find the Palais des Beaux-Arts which houses works...
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Oct 31, 2012

La Deûle

Lille is France's 3rd largest river port with La Deule connecting to Northern Europe via the rivers Scarpe and Scheldt and to the sea by the River Lys. The section that passes through the city is more...
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Oct 29, 2012

Not The Norm!

Wandering around central Lille it comes across as a well-kept city with a friendly, relatively easy-going, population and so I was surprised by these couple of incidents of artless grafitti. The...
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Oct 29, 2012

A Street With Two No-Entry Signs?

This is something you don't see very often - a street in a major city centre totally devoid of traffic of any form, not even other pedestrians.OK this is totally gratuitous use of the pic but it's the...
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Oct 29, 2012
 
 
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La Voix du Nord Building

A fairly modern, but still striking, building on the Grand Place is that of the regional newspaper group La Voix du Nord (Voice of the North). This Art Deco, with definite Flemish Renaissance touches,...
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Oct 29, 2012

Lille's Oddbod Of A Cathedral

Lille only became a Bishopric in 1913 but in the 1850's the Catholic Church decided to build a major Basilica in the city, on the site of the former Chateau. Work commenced in 1854 on what was...
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Oct 29, 2012

Getting Into The Old Town From The Grand Place

Lille's Old Town occupies the northeastern corner of the central area and is immediately adjacent to the Grand Place. The gateway from there is through the archway with the "Restaurant Alcide" signage...
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Oct 29, 2012

La Nouvelle Bourse

Whilst the new Opera was being constructed the city authorities decided that they needed a new Chamber of Commerce too and decided to use the same architect, Louis-Marie Cordonnier. M Cordonnier had...
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Oct 29, 2012

La Vieille Bourse

The Old Stock Exchange (as the title translates) was in fact initially constructed as a marketplace adjoining the Grand Place. Preceding the public/private partnership which led to the construction of...
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Oct 29, 2012

Lille Opera House

Lille's original opera house was built on this spot in 1788, during the period that the city's wealth came from its textile trade. The building was destroyed by fire in 1903 and the city authorities...
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Oct 27, 2012

Where It All Happens - Rue Faidherbe

This is the street that connects Gare Lille Flandres to the Place du General de Gaulle and in most circumstances is one of the city's main shopping streets lined with small shops, cafes and a couple...
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Oct 26, 2012

The Ski Boot

Pictured is the Tour Credit Lyonnaise which was built at the same time as the Lille Europe railway station which it sits on top of. The locals, somewhat derisively, call it "The Ski Boot" but the...
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Oct 17, 2012

Top Hotels in Lille

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Boulevard de Turin, Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 59000, France
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5 Rue Jean Roisin, Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, FR-59800, France
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116 rue de l'Hopital Militaire, Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 59000, France
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2 Boulevard Carnot, Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 59000, France
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29, avenue Charles Saint-Venant, Le Forum, Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 59000, France
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27 rue des Tours, Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 59800, France
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Top Things to Do in Lille

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Place du General de Gaulle - Grande Place

The official name of this square is the Place du Général-de-Gaulle, but most people still call it Grand’Place. It is the traditional main square of Lille and is now largely car-free, with only one...
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Architecture

The Citadel of Lille is one of the most important works of Vauban, out dozens of citadels this is famous French engineering had built, the twelve most authentic and best preserved in the world...
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Vielle Bourse

It used to be an Old Stock Exchange Building located between La Grand 'Place and La Place du theater and is built from 1652 -1653 The building in Baroque style seems to be a whole however, it consists...
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Place Rihour

Nice little square 200 metres from Grand Place.There are cafes , a metro station, Palais Rihour and tourist office where you can buy the Lille city pass. The city pass gets free entry to 27 tourist...
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Chamber of Commerce

This is not a common building in the city but surely is one of the most photographed building in Lille where each visitors attracted to his unique style Built by the Flemish architect Louis-Marie...
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Notre Dame De La Treille

The front of the cathedral is an unsual piece of architecture, dull , but the light shines through giving a sort of orange glow. The building is from the 19 th century. Outside there a cafes to sit at...
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"Weekend in Lille"
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Nemorino

"Lucia in Lille"
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"Lille, Capital of French Flandres"
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"European City of Culture 2004"
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"Lille, city of Flanders !"
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