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The north of France is Lille also known as the principle city of the Lille Métropole. This majestic city has transformed itself from being an independent town of Lomme - to a cultural hub, and a university town today.

Filled with rustic 17th century brick town houses as well as cobbled pedestrian streets, the rich history of Lille can clearly be seen.

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Why visit Lille?

  • Lille is a very welcoming city which is filed with Northerners generosity as well as warmth!
  • Lille offers all visitors French elegance and a touch of Flemish cheerfulness, making it one of the most captivating places to visit!
  • It is a place that leads the way with regards to the Art field, the culture of this city is encountered at every street corner!
Currency:
Euro, EUR, €.
Time Zone:
UTC + 1
Dialing Code
00 + 33 + 1 + Local Number
Locals:
French
Driving:
Drive on the right side of the road.
Airports:
Aéroport De Lille
Travel Adaptor:
Standard UK Adaptor Plug, Type G.

The best time to pack up and travel to Lille is in the Spring. The beauty of France as well as Lille is unmatched when compared to other places around the world. Lille has no dry season but very warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters, and seasonality is moderate.

Lille is known to have some great outdoor activities during spring season.

French is the only official language of France and is by far the most widely spoken language in France. There are other languages like Norman, Occitan, Corsican, Basque, French Flemish and Brention that are spoken in certain regions as well.

Below are a few word that you must know.

"Bonjour"

French people are quite formal. Wishing somebody a "good day" or "good morning" is considered essential good manners.

"Merci"

Saying "thank you" always makes a good impression with waiting staff in restaurants, guides at museums and staff in hotels expected to look after you during your stay.

"Mon dieu"

Taking the Lord's name in vain may not be your usual way, but this standard French curse will carry you nicely through your shock over some of the ticket, hotel and restaurant prices in Lille.

  • Lille is heavily influenced by its Flemish neighbours, and it only became French when Louis XiV captured it in 1667.
  • The world's first diverless metro transport system was opened in Lille in 1983.
  • Lille is France's fifth largest metropolitan area and the fourth urban area.

All these interesting buildings, monuments and museums in the city have given a new lease of life to the city of Lille over the years. There are so many places of interest in this place that it is important to leave enough time to explore.

One of the first sites to visit when in Lille is La Grand Place, which is is surrounded by various interesting buildings, this has definitely been considered a perfect introduction to the architecture of the town.

Lille takes its food very seriously staying true to the heritage and culture of French food-Lille is becoming one of the favourite food destinations in France.

One of the many places to go and indulge is a little restaurant called Le Potager des Demoiselles Cote Bistro, situated in Lille this place for those foodie lovers is known for serving up delectable French food, and it is something that should not be missed.

The profound historical events has shaped the culture in France. The French people are known for being straight-forward, but the French culture today is marked both by great regional and socio-economic differences and by strong unifying tendencies

The recent terrorist attacks in France will leave most travellers indecisive about whether or not to go to Lille. But due to all the safety implementations and restrictions within France currently it is unlikely that something like this will occur again.

France in 2016 remains a fairly safe place to be with regards to relative safety.

A Nigerian Passport with a minimum period validity of 6 months beyond the intended period of stay is needed at the time of travel.

A tourist visa is required for citizens of Nigeria and can be obtained at France Embassy 37 Udi Street off Aso Drive, Quartier

Nigerian Embassy in France

Address: 173 Ave Victor Hugo, 75116 Paris, France
Phone:+33 (0) 1 47 04 68 65

About Lilles

Aéroport De Lille is located in Lesquin, which is 7km south-east of Lille. It is the 12th busiest French airport with regards to the amount of passengers.

Currency Exchange

There are a few currency exchange offices in-and-around Aéroport De Lille like International Exchange France and Travelex Lille, just to name a few.

Airport Hotels

All the hotels close to the airport include Hotel Novotel Lille Aéroport, Lesquin Hotel and Mercure Lille Aéroport Hotel, just to name a few.

Car Hire

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis Location Voiture Lille Lesquin Aéroport and Europcar are the main car providers at De Lille Aéroport.

Airport Hub

De Lille Aéroport. (code: LIL) is a hub for Aigle Azur, Air Algérie, Air France, easyJet, Hop!, Ryanair, Volotea, and Vueling.

The information on this page is correct as of January 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, Travelstart.com.eg takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.


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