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  CurrencyEuro
  
  
  
  LanguageFrench
  
  Nearest P&O portCalais
  
  Famous PeopleLouis Pasteur inventor of the pasteuration process, micro-biologist and pioneer of vaccines
  
  FactFor a short period during the First World War, troops in Lille were able to fool the enemy into believing that they possessed far more artillery than they actually did. The city, in fact, had only single cannon.
  
  
  
  Average temperaturesWinter 5C / Summer 15C