Archeological records show Lille to be inhabited as early as 2000BC and was invaded by Vikings form about 830-910. The name Lille comes from l'Isla, which means the island, since the area used to be very marshy.
Lille, like many good-sized towns here has a Grand Place. And, like all the others, it's nice but honestly, at this point they all kind of look the same.
|I wasn't sure if this was a demonstration or a celebration (I heard a few bottles smash but that didn't help me figure it out) so I steered clear.|
So aside from visiting the Grand Place (in Lille it's located on Place du General de Gaulle) I dedicated the day to chocolate! While looking up things to see and do in Lille I found a self-guided chocolate tour someone had posted. They mapped a walking route to 7 different chocolate shops. Sounded perfect to me!
I actually ended up visiting 9 shops (or, at least, when I laid out all my purchases there were items from 9 shops)...one from the map I didn't find and I happened by a few that weren't on the map. I bought something from each shop and whereas it doesn't look like a lot of chocolate, it cost a lot of money!
Whether you like chocolate or not (if you don't, I'm pretty sure we can't be friends) head over to Unknown Mami and check out other SIMC posts.