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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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The new basilica was built in 19th century and Lille became the main industrial capital. The area of the surface of Lille has tripled and the population of 120,000 doubled. During 1950’s the textile industry falls off and it caused great economic troubles in the city that led to the creation of the tertiary sectors like, insurance, school, banking and administrations. [...]
 
 
 

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