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Edit: on closer inspection (thanks Krist van Besien for the seat61 link) it seems that sadly, the only practical options really are coach with ID or Eurolines (cheap, £20-£50ish depending on advance booking, but 5hr+), or Eurostar. Train > Ferry > Train Many possible routes, here's the fastest: High speed train from St Pancreas to Dover: around 1hr ...


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It turns out that the ever great Man in Seat 61 has a great page on changing trains in Lille that covers this very thing. If you really want to, you can take the Lille Metro between the two stations. It's just one stop, journey time measured in 10s of seconds, plus the wait for trains! If you have a through SNCF ticket, the metro connection is free, ...


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Assuming that this page (which also has more details about the citadel and what's inside) is still up-to-date, it appears that it is possible to visit only via pre-booked guided tour costing e7 booked via tourist office. So seems that the tourist office should have all the details. The Official Lille Tourist Office page says: THE CITADEL ... The Lille ...


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It would be a tight squeeze, but depending on where you're starting in London, there's one theoretical alternative: flying via Paris. For example: Catch flight AF1981 from Heathrow at 12:15 PM, arriving Paris-CDG terminal 2E at 2:35 PM (1:35 PM London time). Catch the TGV Est 5425 at 3:07 PM from Aeroport-CDG (directly under T2), arriving in Lille at 4:01 ...


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From the website of La Cantine in Paris, I found a map of coworking places in France. There happen to be at least 2 having a website in Lille. Both have an open space and coffee room with at least one meeting room. La Coroutine has offers for short stay, 2 euros per hour up to 10 euros per day. Co-factory only targets regular coming people apparently, ...


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I've found the answer on the Eurostar website, which it turns out has detailed information on facilities in all their stations. In short, there are seats and vending machines, but nothing else - no lounge or shops. Checkin at Lille is the same as everywhere else, 30 minutes, or 10 minutes for Business Premier/Carte Blanche. (Ski services look to be special ...


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I don't know what your question is, if you want to commute on Lille-Bruxelles or if you want to commute on the Eurostar. For Eurostar, most likely I would say this is not the case. On the SNCF page for commuters, while there is a link to actual commuter pages for other trains like TGVs and Thalys, there is no such thing for Eurostar, just a link to the ...


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I'm an English teacher living in France. If you're trying to learn French, I definitely recommend a 'colocation' (flatsharing). It's cheaper, less complicated, the electricity & phone are already connected, etc. (These are major headaches here, especially if your French isn't strong yet). Having a roommate gives you more contact with French & French ...


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Following the information that @BrendanMcK found, I headed to the Lille Tourist Office this afternoon to ask them. (As an aside, the tourist office is worth a visit in its own right, as it's in an amazing old building!) According to the tourist office, they do run tours of the Citadelle, but only on Sundays in the summer. Summer is apparently defined as ...


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There are three realistic options to go from Lille to Paris: train, bus and car. If the trains aren't running at a time you want to travel, I don't think you'll find a bus either. Both Eurolines and Idbus have even more restricted schedules than the train. The non-profit APTA won't help you with their two buses a day. It's just barely possible that there is ...


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In Lille, the trip count paradigm is used. According to this : http://www.transpole.fr/fr/pass-pass-et-tarifs/titres-occasionnels.aspx Single trip €1.50 10 trips €12.50 Short trip €0.80 (3 stops max, on subway and light rail only) Day pass €4 2-day pass €7.50 3-day pass €9.50 After 7pm evening pass €2 All fares allow transfers. Single trip and each trip ...



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