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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 very first inhabitants of the city were the Gauls like the Menapians and the Morins. Joining them were the Atrebatesa and the Nervians and they were followed by the Germanic people, the Saxons and the Frisians and later on the Franks.Lille Milestones    Legend has it that the foundation of the city can be traced to the year 640. But if the archives are to be checked, the name of the city [...]
 
 
 

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