0460 In France for a Third Time (France 060â€”new)
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The bus arrives at the very modern international train station in the middle of a new high rise/commercial area. I head towards the main train station and what looks like the heart of the cityâ€¦
I find the Eurolines bus station, but it looks like itâ€™s closed since itâ€™s a Sundayâ€¦ so it looks like Iâ€™m going to be stuck here for the night.
I get myself a bed, and set out to explore the town.
I continue on, discovering more
From there I head on north to huge county fair thatâ€™s going on-- with roller coasters, ferris wheel, and no fewer than 5 haunted house rides! I wander around for a while just enjoying the cheerful family oriented atmosphere.
To the north, the map says that thereâ€™s a castle-- but it turns out to be a military based
and not much to see from the outside. But itâ€™s a popular place for a Sunday afternoon stroll around on a path between the wall and the moatâ€¦
On the other side, I find myself in the suburb of Lambersartâ€¦ so thatâ€™ll be another entryâ€¦
Later that Dayâ€¦
I thought that I had already explored the Heart of Lille, but on my way back in the evening I happen upon â€śVieux Lilleâ€ť-- a neighbourhood even more beautiful and rich in history than what Iâ€™d already seen!
The stone alleys have all the charm of a medieval cityâ€¦ The buildings around the fountain plaza are simply magnificentâ€¦ Iâ€™ll have to come back here in the morning to take some pictures in daylightâ€¦.