Elodie Xav's Presentation of a French city
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What I will speak about in my presentation of the city of Lille:

Discovering Lille:

Lille is a city of northern France. Lille and its associated joint towns account for its habitants. Ses Its 226,000 inhabitants are called Lille and Lille. This is an urban agglomeration of 87 municipalities. This city is located in the North-Pas de Calais. Surrounded by the municipalities of La Madeleine, and Ronchin Lambeth, Lille is located 66 km southwest of Ghent. The mayor of Lille is called Madame Martine AUBRY. Sa Its area is 34.83 km ². Lille is part of the national network of towns and regions of art and history. The town is twinned with 16 other cities worldwide.


The history of Lille:

Lille has a long history and rich tradition. It was in 1066 that Lille is mentioned for the first time in history. Capital of the Counts of Flanders, coveted by the Kings of France, She it is was renowned.


Lille has had various emblems such as the one on the picture.

Lille knows knew terrible for years in 1914-1918 during the German occupation during the first world war.
42-Lens-Rue-de-Lille-avant-et-apres-la-guerre-1914-1918.jpgMany buildings are were totally damaged see or destroyed during the first world war.

Some key dates in Lille:

1214: Battle of Bouvines: King of France Philippe Auguste defeated the Count of Flanders and the Germanic Emperor Othon IV.
1369: By marriage, Lille became one of the capitals of the State Bourguignon, with Dijon and Brussels.
1667: Taking the city by Louis XIV. Lille is part of France.
1708 - 1713: War of Spanish Succession, Lille is occupied by the Dutch.
1846: First railway line between Paris and Lille.
1966: Creation of the Urban Community.

The heritage of Lille:

The city of Lille is rich in heritage and historical monuments.
The Old Exchange is part of the landscape of Lille for centuries and has become a familiar part of the architectural heritage Lille.
In 1921, the Old Stock Exchange is a listed historical building and benefits from some renovations.

Lille is also known for his Rihour Palace, Stock Exchange Palace, the Opera, The Town Hall, The Palace of Fine Arts, Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse, the door of Paris, the Grand Place and the Goddess. ..


The Palace of Fine Art from Lille.

They are many activities in city's Lille:


This city is known for the flea market of Lille. The rummage sale is a kind of garage sale that lasts two days and two nights.

Tourism is a rich daughter. Tourism provides a significant income to Lille. Tourists can go to the palace of fine art but also in the "le vieux Lille" …

In Lille you can be organized tourism business for your business meetings, called the "convention bureau".
In Lille you can go shopping, and find entertainment, rides, flea market and markets. The city has over 130 hectares of green space.
Lille is a cultural capital in Europe. In Lille there are 6 great museums (Palace of Fine art, museum of Hospice Comtesse, museum of natural history, native home Charle de Gaulle, the museum of the Pasteur Institute).
There are also numerous art exhibitions in Lille. There are also operas, theaters, cinemas
The city of Lille supports urban culture (graffiti, rap, hip-hop, slam …).


The center of urban culture of Lille.


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