The regional prefecture of “Nord” is called the “Capitale des Flandres” and is the sixth most populated city in France.
Many big companies are headquartered in Lille or its surburb cities (Villeneuve d’Ascq, Roubaix, etc.), attracting many business travelers.
Being a major economic hub, you go there by train or plane. There are two train stations: Lille Europe and Lille Flandres. And one international airport: Lille-Lesquin.
The city is divided in 12 districts: Hellemmes, Fives, Saint Maurice Pellevoisin, Centre, Moulins, Lille Sud (“Lille South”), Wazemmes, Vauban Esquermes, The old Lille, Faubourg de Béthune, Bois Blancs and Lomme.
The city is also renowned for the cheerfulness of its people, as well as for its tourist sites: The old “Bourse”, the “Palais des Beaux-Arts”, the Wazemmes market, or its famous Grand’Place (also known as the “Place Charles-de-Gaulle).
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