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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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    Musée des Canonniers Sédentaires (Cannons Museum) presents a lot of documents and relevant material about the battle from Sainte Barbe and the defense of Lille. There are about 3000 objects exposed, from the Napoleon Bonaparte era. The [...]
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The Porte de Paris was built by Louis XIV during 1685 and 1692 to celebrate the comeback of the city of France. The Beffroi tower is also located in this place and was finished in 1932, and is a part of the Town Hall. The statue of the Lillie’s Giants is found at the base of the tower.  The La Vieille Ville is one of the major tourist sights that have attractive narrow roads and ancient Flemish [...]
 
 
 

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