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V short time in Lille - what to see

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V short time in Lille - what to see

Hi, we are travelling through Lille mid-March and have 1 hour 30 mins between trains (Eurostar to TGV) on our way to Avignon. Any thoughts on what we could see? We are not into shopping, and will have some luggage with us. Something interesting and nearby would be great.

Thanks

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1. Re: V short time in Lille - what to see

You can see the Grand Place en.lilletourism.com/la-grand-place.html and the old stock exchange courtyard, where a book market is held almost daily …lilletourism.com/marche-de-la-vieille-bours…

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2. Re: V short time in Lille - what to see

The Grand Place is about 10 - 15 minutes walk from the Gare Lille Europe, so it is up to you whether you can manage that with luggage.

If you are not into shopping, I would walk the 500 metres to the Gare Lille Flandres, where there are several cafés and bars where you can have something to eat or drink.

There is a Marks and Spencer food shop inside the Gare Lille Flandres where you can stock up on food and drink for the journey to Avignon. The food and drink available on French TGVs isn't all that good, in my opinion.

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3. Re: V short time in Lille - what to see

"The food and drink available on French TGVs isn't all that good, in my opinion." Not just Paul Duncan's opinion, as I suspect that that is one of the most widely shared opinions in France - among locals and tourists alike.

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