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Lille is located on the border with Belgium and is also known as the "Capital of Flanders".

Lille was once an important trading city in the Middle Ages and today lies at the junction of many major European trunk roads, as well as railways and waterways. In 2004, Lille was the European Capital of Culture - the "Orchestre National de Lille" and many museums such as the Musée Charles de Gaulle are well known. Mansard houses surround the rectangular Grand Place with the important stock exchange and a bell tower over 70 m high.

Places of interest

Views of Lille

  • Place du Général de GauleIn the center the Colonne de la Déesse
  • old stock exchange
  • Arcade courtyard in the stock exchange
  • Place du Général de Gaule
  • Place du Général de Gaule
  • Place du Général de GauleBelfort from the Chamber of Commerce and the Stock Exchange
  • Rang de Beauregardon the Place du Général de Gaule
  • House of the newspaper publisher La Voix du Nordon Place du Général de Gaule
  • Opera House
  • Belfort from the Chamber of Commerce
  • Back of the stock exchange
  • Notre-Dame-de-la-Treillewith western front that needs getting used to
  • Place Rihour with war memorial
  • Palais RihourExample of Flemish Gothic. The building was begun in 1453 and completed 20 years later.

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