Lille, France January 14th 2020 Lille
The walk from Lille Europe station to the Gare Midi is through a zone of brand new architecture which meets the 19C / 20C buildings in the boulevards by station.
It was a bit noisy by night in our hotel near the station, an establishment named, ironically, Hotel Calm.
Our first sortie took us along shopping streets to the Opera where we booked tickets for a quartet playing earl ... read more
Europe » France » Nord-Pas de Calais » Lille Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more