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danpop's pictureby danpop General travel tip
added on the 6th of June, 2009
In France, do not hesitate to ask people on the street for directions or anything you are interested to know. French people will be most happy to help you, but the other side of the coin is that they too ask immediately if they have doubts about something. So don't be surprised if during a simple walk you'll be getting a lot of questions about directions, or certain places that they cannot find. And you must be as polite as they are.

 
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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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