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Lille France – Information

Lille France is located in the Nord-Pas de Calais region of France, sharing its border with one of the country’s neighbor Belgium. It is the fifth largest metropolitan area on the Deûle River. The first automatic metro line in the world was initiated in Lille. It’s called the VAL system which has two lines including 60 stations. There are also efficient tram lines and bus routes all of which, including the metros are driven by a common name called Transpole. Easy transport through buses is available to Belgium as well. After Paris and Strasbourg, Lille has the third largest River port in France. The Deûle River connects to Northern Europe, Belgium and Netherlands through the two Rivers Scarpe and Scheldt. Hotels in France at Lille are less expensive compared to other regions, attracting visitors throughout the year.

Education in Lillelille france

The city is an educational home to many students, hence many from other countries are moving to France every year. Ecole Centrale de Lille is one of the most-preferred engineering schools in France. Université Lille Nord de France is the state university of Lille. The first dean of the science faculty of the university was the world famous microbiologist Louis Pasteur. École des hautes études commerciales du nord is one among the top 5 business schools in France.

Places of Interest in Lille

La Vieille Bourse, once an important commercial centre of the city, is now a popular market for flowers and books. It is located between Place du Général-de-Gaulle and Place du Théâtre.
Place du Général-de-Gaulle or Grand place is noted for the “la Grande Déesse” (Statue of Goddess), erected in the year 1843.
La Citadelle, a pentagon-shaped citadel, was built by French military architect Vauban. It is a classical type of a military defense construction.
Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille is the largest French museum next to museums in Paris. It was built in the early 19th century during King Napoleon’s reign, making it one of the first museums in France. It has vast collections of rare paintings of the Renaissance and 17th to 20th century paintings and sculptures. A few of the notable paintings are the Birth of Venus by Amaury Duval, Descent from the Cross by Rubens, Ascension of the Elect by Dirk Bouts, Allegory of worldly vanities by Pieter Boel and the Kiss by Carolus-Duran.
Basilique-cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille, Lille Art Modern Museum, Museum of Natural History, Musée de l’Hospice Comtesse, Jardin botanique de la Faculté de Pharmacie, Jardin botanique Nicolas Boulay and Jardin des Plantes de Lille are other interesting places to see in Lille.

 

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