A little green haven: we have a garden in the city
It's located in the student district called "Vauban". In a one-way street, very calm. There are plenty of groceries shops, bars, restaurants, small shops of all kind, bookstores. In a 15 minutes walk, you'll be in the heart of town, where old buildings, museums, galeries, boutiques, small streets will delight you. In a 10 minutes walk, you'll find the biggest indoor and outdoor market "Wazemmes". Right behind the flat the biggest park of the town, between woods and stretches of lawn, the "Bois de Boulogne" is an heaven for joggers, bikers, skaters, roller skaters, and families (great zoo, playgrounds, picnic areas). You can cycle along the towpath for kilometers, watching the boats go by, a nice way to get out of the city, reach typical smaller towns, and the countryside. For trips farther, Lille gets two railwaystations, one for local destinations, the other for national and european destinations. London is only 3h away from Lille by TGV. The highway is 5 minutes away from the flat by car, you can be in Bruxelles in 1H30; Paris in 2H30; Gand in 1H; Sea coast in 1H15.
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