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Decathlon, Lille, France

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  • City center
Distance from city center: 3.1mi
danpop's pictureby danpop Shopping travel tip
added on the 30th of June, 2009
Because Decathlon is originating from Lille, the famous sports selling brand has near Lille (in fact it's inside it's Metropolitan Area) the biggest sporting hypermarket in the world. It's so huge that I hardly saw general purpose hypermarkets that are bigger. O, and I almost forgot. At the entrance it was exposed (I think it still is) a t-shirt sign by ... Ronaldinho.

121, Boulevard Valmy
59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

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Lille Travel guide

Lille is a charming city north of France and this is the principal city of the greater Lille Metropole. The Lille Metropole on the other hand is considered as the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country, just trailing the metropolitan areas of Paris, Lyon and Marseille. As of 2005, the city of Lille had a population of 226,800 and that includes the population of Lomme. If the greater Lille [...]

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