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  Lille - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The whole metropolitan area of Lille, both on French and Belgian territory (Kortrijk) was estimated in 2000 at around 1,730,000 inhabitants, ranking as one of the major metropolitan areas of Europe.
Lille is an important crossroads in the European TGV network: it lies on the Eurostar line to London and the Thalys network to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne.
Lille is part of the Lille Métropole Communauté urbaine (formerly also known as C.U.D.L. Lille's Soccer club the Lille Olympique Sporting Club is one of the major teams in the French Soccer league, has won 8 major national trophies and now reagularly features in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lille   (2766 words)

 AllRefer.com - Lille, France (French Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Lille was the chief city of the county of Flanders, a brilliant residence of the 16th-century dukes of Burgundy, and (after 1668) the capital of French Flanders.
Among Lille's principal buildings are the huge citadel (17th cent.), one of the finest works of the French military engineer Vauban; the old stock exchange (17th cent.); several fine churches; and the unfinished cathedral (begun 1854).
Lille has a large university, transferred there from Douai in 1808, and one of the most important art museums in Europe; its paintings include many of the best works of the Flemish, Dutch, French, and Spanish masters.
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 The siege of Lille 1708, The alliance takes Lille.
Lille was the strongest fortress of Europe, and capturing it would not only force the French to leave Gent, but also give the allies the choice of whether to capture Ieper or Tournai afterwards.
Lille's city walls were modern, and in a very good state, meaning that they would stand artillery fire for a quite a long time before crumbling.
Besieging Lille would thus mean having a large besieging force, a good covering force, supplies, and an enormous artillery park of siege guns and mortars, and the powder and shot to keep up a continuous bombardment.
www.spanishsuccession.nl /lille.html   (3221 words)

 Lille OSC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lille Olympique Sporting Club is a French football club, based in the northern city of Lille founded in 1944 from the merger of the Olympique Lillois (founded in 1902) and the SC Fives (founded in 1901).
In the 2004/05 Ligue 1 campaign, Lille stunned many by finishing an excellent second place in the table by the end of the season, ahead of the likes of AS Monaco, Olympique Marseille and of course their local rivals, Lens.
Lille's UEFA cup run finished at the 8th of finals stage, their opponent and ultimate winners of the competition FC Sevilla going throuh 2-1 on aggregate.
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 Lille, Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lille is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp.
The municipality comprises the towns of Gierle, Lille proper, Poederlee and Wechelderzande.
On January 1, 2005 Lille had a total population of 15,389.
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 Lille, France
Lille is divided up into districts and as you pass through these on your way to the town centre or Vieux Lille (the old part of the town), you will discover many interesting places that will enliven your stay.
The legend is part of Lille's folklore and the two heroes are depicted on the base of the Beffroi de Lille in the Hôtel de Ville.
Lille then returned to its traditional role as a business center and chose to open itself to Europe in 1993: thanks to the TGV, it is only an hour away from Paris.
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 Lille Grand Palais
Lille is also a city where it is easy to move around in thanks to its dense, modern and fast network of urban transport.
The Lille metropolis is at the crossroads of one of the densest motorways networks in France : A1 (Paris), A27 (Brussels), A23 (Valenciennes), A25 (Dunkirk, London), A22 (Ghent, Amsterdam), A26 (Lyons).
Lille is a city where it is easy to move around in, thanks to its dense, modern and fast network of urban transport : > The metro is fully automated : 45 kms of lines serving 60 stations up to the Belgian border.
www.lillegp.com /anglais/bienvenue/abienvenue.htm   (287 words)

Lille was once known as "the Manchester of France" - but the old textile mills and dirty heavy industry has largely gone, driven out of business in the second half of the 20th century (as in Britain) by lower cost foreign producers.
For centuries Lille was the home of the Counts of Flanders, who had a château on a river island round which the town grew up.
In 1667 Louis XIV of France besieged and captured Lille, erecting a huge triumphal arch similar to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to mark his victory.
www.theotherside.co.uk /tm-heritage/towns/lille.htm   (909 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Lille   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
(For the early history of Christianity at Lille, see CAMBRAI, ARCHDIOCESE OF.) The Legend according to which the giant Finard was killed in the seventh century, by Lideric, whose mother, Ermengarde, he held prisoner, and according to which Lideric founded the dynasty of the counts of Flanders, was invented in the thirteenth century.
another canon of Lille, author of two celebrated ascetical treatises, on the espousals of God the Father and the Virgin, and on the espousals of God the Son and the sinful soul, yielded to the prevalent impulse towards pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and died while on his pilgrimage, in 1472.
The faculties of higher education which the State controlled at Douai were transferred to Lille in 1888 and raised, six years later, to the rank of a state university.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09251a.htm   (1780 words)

 Lille Hotel - Guide of Hotels in Lille, France.
Although Lille has been part of France for 350 years, its lovely medieval centre is still redolent of the classic wool towns of Flanders.
The grand architecture and cobbled streets of Vieux Lille stretch between the Canal de la Deule, the northern border of the inner city, and an enjoyably confusing complex of main squares comprising the town centre.
On and around these squares are Lille's main sights: the neo-Gothic cathedral Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille (rue de la Monnaie); pretty Gothic St-Maurice church (rue de Paris); and, most attractive of all, the Hospice Comtesse.
www.hotels-france-travel.com /ville/lille/lille-hotel.htm   (410 words)

 Idle Words
Lille is the capital of French Flanders (bon-diddly-jour!), tucked up next to Belgium, in that sweet spot where the beer is magnificent, but people can still understand and laugh at a Belgian joke.
Lille had been occupied during both world wars, and bombed heavily in the second, so I had been careful to apply my life philosophy ("minimize expectations") before the visit.
Still, outrage is remarkably hard to sustain in Lille in May, particularly when dinnertime finds you in a Moroccan restaurant, ladling vegetables onto couscous from an enormous tureen and eating giant hunks of meat from a platter.
www.idlewords.com /2004/06/lille.htm   (1813 words)

 Lille Short Breaks: Cheap weekend and city breaks in Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais
In 1708, Lille was captured again by Eugene, Prince of Savoy, in collaboration with the English under the Duke of Marlborough.
Today Lille (or Ryssel in Flemish) is the most important city in northern France, and the fourth biggest overall in the country.
Lille is not blessed with the best of weather, but even when its cold or rainy outside, its always warm and welcoming in the numerous estaminets (local take on bar/tavern).
www.lastminute.com /site/find/World/Europe/France/Nord-Pas-de-Calais/Lille/Lille--ShortBreak.html   (687 words)

 NewsKnowledge - customizable web watch and syndication services - Account information
The new edition in Lille follows the launch two weeks ago of the 30th edition of Metro in the French city of Toulouse and further consolidates Metro's position as the second largest national newspaper in France.
The new edition was distributed by hand and from racks at strategic locations in the Lille city center and suburbs this morning and has a target circulation of 30,000 daily copies.
Lille is a major commercial center and this year's European City of Culture and is therefore an important addition to Metro France's operations," said Pelle Tornberg, President and CEO.
www.newsknowledge.com /syndication/PrimeZone/article.html?id=51825   (459 words)

 Lille by Eurostar, Lille shopping trip Eurostar train, rail travel to Lille
Lille is more than just the capital of northern France: it is a major commercial centre, an exciting and vibrant city - the fourth largest in France.
Lille's most famous son is Charles de Gaulle, whose Maison Natale - the very house where he was born - is a museum to the great man while the main square in the town centre proudly carries his name.
Central Lille has a number of attractive green areas, fine riverside walks and the Parc Matisse, designed as a kind of “natural” garden and opened in 1995 as a place of relaxation for workers and visitors to the nearby Euralille development.
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 Blogcritics.org: Lille 1 Manchester United 0
Lille, who lie sixth in the French league, are still without injured captain Stephane Dumont but otherwise have a full squad to choose from and are playing a more positive 4-4-2.
Lille coach Claude Puel has opted for stability in his team selection, keeping faith with ten of the players who drew against Olympique de Marseille at the weekend.
Little Lille are playing out of their skins, creating more chances and, in the 70th minute have the best chance of the match yet, but somehow striker Matt Moussilou sends a free header over the bar.
blogcritics.org /archives/2005/11/02/175025.php   (1129 words)

 Segway | About Us | Press Releases | French Demonstrate Segway Vision to Connect Commuters and Bridge the Last Mile - 3 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In early 2002 the City of Lille called for bids to operate all of the public transportation in the city with a focus on reducing pollution and traffic congestion in the city center.
The City of Lille and its suburbs is home to 1.2 million residents and has a large student population.
Lille was the Cultural Capital of Europe for the year 2004 and is the largest city in Northern France.
www.segway.com /aboutus/press_releases/pr_120304.html   (1015 words)

 Telegraph | Sport | Lille crank up the pressure on Ferguson
Aside from Acimovic's goal, Lille struck the crossbar and when Mathieu Debuchy's sent over a cross with fewer than 20 minutes remaining, Matt Moussiliou was perfectly placed to steer it home.
It was the first time Lille, whose coach Claude Puel had strangely employed a single striker against a United side seeping form and
United's passing on a pitch as rough as the old streets around the Gare du Nord, was unacceptable and if they were to seize control they needed more than a single, feeble shot on target in the first half.
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 Sult: Lille Herbern
Lille Herbern er en liten perle innerst i Oslofjorden rett ; utsiden av Bygdøy.
Lille Herbern er det perfekte stedet for alt fra en romantisk kveldsopplevelse for to til store privat eller bedriftsarrangementer.
Lille Herbern vil ha åpnet fra medio april til medio oktober Lunsjservering vil skje fra medio mai til medio august fra klokken 1200.
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 CNN.com - Lille plunge United to new depths - Nov 2, 2005
Lille also have five points but the close-fought section is now led by Spain's Villarreal on six points after their win at Benfica.
Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Acimovic's goal was Lille's first in the Champions League this season and settled a poor encounter in front of 66,470 fans at the Stade de France, a French European Cup crowd record.
Lille's stadium does not meet UEFA safety requirements so the Ligue 1 side have to play European matches at the Stade de France.
www.cnn.com /rssclick/2005/SPORT/football/11/02/europe.groupd?section=cnn_latest   (537 words)

 Lille - Wikitravel
Lille [1] is a medium-sized city in the Nord-Pas de Calais region of northern France with a very large student population.
Lille has two subway lines that connect the center of the city with several suburbs.
Lille is very close to Belgium, which could make a nice day-trip or a continuation of the journey.
wikitravel.org /en/Lille   (1497 words)

 Lille - The Daily Kitten
Lille has triumphed over adversity and displayed his stregnth of character very early on.
Lille is one of the cutest kitten I've ever laid my eyes on.
I think that lille is very lucky to have been found, that God for cat lovers like us who really care to save other animals....
www.dailykitten.com /archives/297-Lille.html   (1623 words)

 Lille, France - Eurapart Guide
Lille, capital of the region, was born in the 11th Century but displays architecture fit for the 21st Century, alongside a rich historical heritage.
Before you leave Lille you may wish to visit Charles-de- Gaullés Museum and Birthplace where various items once belonging to him are exhibited including the Citroen car from the attempt on his life in 1962.
Lille did not require a facelift to prepare for its turn as City of Culture.
www.eurapart.com /lille.html   (1533 words)

 universite des sciences et technologies de lille
The University of Lille I is a Sciences and Technology orientated higher education establishment, which also includes the Faculty of Geography and the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences.
The University of Lille was founded in 1562 by the Spanish and became French in 1667.
The University of Lille I has a teaching and research staff of 1,000 and a student population of roughly 23,000.
www.umsl.edu /services/abroad/universities/lille.html   (544 words)

 Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Lille > ESC Lille in the heart of the Euro-Region
ESC Lille is conveniently located in the city of Lille, in the heart of a business hub called the Euro-Region, at the crossroads of Europe’s decision-making capitals.
Lille is not only known as a business hub but also important for its extensive transport links.
Thanks to this position in Lille, in Paris, and in Casablanca (Morocco), ESC Lille is able to offer its students and alumni many company placements and employment both in France and abroad.
www.esc-lille.com /site/www/en/home_page_en/about_esc_lille/studying_management_at_esc_lille/media_and_public_relations/newsletter/newsletter_march_2005/esc_lille_in_the_heart_of_the_euroregion.aspx   (464 words)

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