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Holiday in Lille

National holiday, mostly closed...

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As we discovered yesterday, today is a national France holiday (Whit Monday). So a great many things are still closed today as well.
As often happens, someone takes ill - this day is Rishaun taken by a stomach bug - others are slow getting going as well so I went out exploring the very pretty town even if things were not open (and to see what was). Things were decorated up, but we weren't sure if it was for the mexican week they just had or Whit Monday or both or neither - beautiful nonetheless...


I found some really cool beer places - one with over 250 different Belgium beers - would have been nice to see - c'est la live..


I went back to the apartment to switch off with Gwen so they could go to the Fine Arts Museum. To my surprise, Rishaun got up a few hours later and felt much better, so we joined them at the Museum and saw about half of it. It had some very famous artists as well as some very interesting exhibits...


Next we went exploring for food and maybe a place to watch the next game. Gwen found a nice Irish pub with traditional and regional beers, a nice big screen projector, but unfortunately only had anti-pasta plates (kitchen not open yet). We also got the time wrong, so the game was a hour away still - so out exploring again... This time - food was the only priority :) We found yet another very kind and friendly waiter and some very nice local/french cuisine...


With full bellies, we headed out in search of the local Waffles, but just missed them at the only open place from yesterday. We did find a sit-down place with milkshakes, waffles and good local beers - turns out the Milk shake was more like chocolate milk but the beers and waffles were very good.


Despite Dean's love of Sir Winston, we head home to watch the Canada/Cameroon game at home - had to use the laptop though as we couldn't find the game on TV again...

Posted by M6-Greg 14:05 Archived in France

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