Balladins Lille

24 Place de la Gare, Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 59800, France | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Lille

STOPOVER YPRES.

A travel blog entry by hippofarmerqld

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... blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie, In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with those who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. ...

Sites of Battle of Ypres an Hill 62

A travel blog entry by yake

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... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...

Vimy

A travel blog entry by yake

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... on top of the ridge how challenging the objective was for troops. I always thought that the Vimy monument was to remember Canadians who died during the Vimy campaign - not so....this monument is a memorial for all Canadian soldiers who lost their lives on French soil and their bodies have not been found. The names on the memorial go on, and on. This was a particularly special day for Josh and I as we ...

La grisaille

A travel blog entry by terredeshommes

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... they were doing there or lamenting not having chosen another university for their exchange year.

I also noticed that my few pictures are all pictures of roofs and bell towers and such, and after a while I figured it out: I didn't want to see the ugliness of the life at ground level, too many people, too many cars, not enough space, nothing pretty. Everything's grey, everything's sad, no-one smiles. To escape for a moment, I had to look up and look at the sky...

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Brussels, Lille, Paris... Part 1

A travel blog entry by philwill14

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Parlez vous Anglais?.......non, Français..... I would love a Euro or Dollar for the number of times we'd have to ask if a person spoke English while in France...wow, the number of French people that can't speak or understand English and work in public places like the Post Office is amazing. After a quick train trip from Amsterdam, we broke our journey in Brussels so that Suzanne's daughter Alana could join us and surprise her Mum. We checked in at the Euro Central ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Lille Centre area of Lille, is near Grande Place, Old Stock Exchange (Vieille Bourse), La Grande Braderie de Lille, and Du Pareil au Meme.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good