Lovely Afternoon Walk in Lille, France

France, Lille Guide (B): Lovely Afternoon Walk in Lille, France

Lille is known for many things, and yet Lonely Planet still named it as probably the most underrated major city in France. Why? Well, this got to mean that there is so much unspoken about the charm, wealth and beauty of the capital of Hauts-de-France region. And, since it was under our noses from the moment we moved to Belgium, this one warm, but cloudy Wednesday afternoon we decided to go and take a look at the biggest French city around!

For long years Lille was haunted by its grey and industrial past, until 2004 came and city has reborn like a phoenix from the ashes. Well, maybe I exaggerated a bit.. But the thing is that the medieval heart of the city was built, cherished and nourished in the glorious days of culture and prosperity. However, almost all of the things around it was the result of grey and smokey Industrial Revolution. To illustrate this, there are only about 220 thousands of residents living in the city of Lille. And more than million in its metropolitan area! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Lovely Afternoon Walk in Lille, France
Guide Location: France » Lille
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Town Hall   Opera House   La Piscine Museum   Zoo   Vauban park   Flower Market   Grand Place  
Author: Paulius Bakanauskas
Read it on author's website: http://travelerschild.com/lille-france/