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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 Zoo in Lille has different opening times depending on the season: Monday to Friday from 9 to 5:30 PM, Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10 AM to 4:30 PM. In winter, the schedule is from 10 AM to 4:30 PM. For this zoo there is no entry fee. [...]
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   Prior to the 1960s and the 1970s, the city of Lille was known as an important city for various industries like coal, mining and textiles. But during the 1970s, these industries fell and the city of Lille transformed into a city that supported the service sector.    The city again made news in 1983 when the VAL was opened in the city. This was the world’s first automated mode of transport [...]
 
 
 

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