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Lille

The title of European Capital of Culture awarded to Lille over a decade ago was not the height of its ability, but rather a humble beginning, for in the years to follow Lille has grown to become a cultural hub second to none in northern France – and, some would argue, even beyond...

Lille

The title of European Capital of Culture awarded to Lille over a decade ago was not the height of its ability, but rather a humble beginning, for in the years to follow Lille has grown to become a cultural hub second to none in northern France – and, some would argue, even beyond. There is a strong Flemish flavour in Lille, which manifests itself literally, through Lillois cuisine, and figuratively, through the ornate buildings of the charming old town (Vieux Lille).

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Currency 1 euro = 100 cents
Population 227,560 (2010)
Newspaper La Voix du Nord, 20 minutes
Opening Hours Most shops operate between 9am and 6pm, from Monday to Saturday (closing on Sundays).
Emergency Number 112
Electricity 230 V, 50 Hz
Tourist Information Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Lille 42 Place Rihour, Lille Mon-Sat 9.30am-6pm, Sun 10am-4.30pm +33 891 56 20 04



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