Girl Powah in Lille

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Sometimes, the best adventures are the impulsive ones, and this one definitely belongs in that category. On the 6th of December, one of the girls asked me if I would like to join for a trip to Lille… the next day.


I yelled “yolo!” (duhh) booked my tickets and the next day we were all waiting for the bus while we saw the sun rise above Paris. With sleepy morning faces of course.

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After a couple of snoozy hours on the bus, we arrived at our destination. We wrapped up warm in our coats and set off to see what the city had to offer. Soon ending up at the first church we saw: Saint-Maurice.

A Trip to Lille - www.thisisb.be

The weather gods were good to us that day because despite the cold, the sun shone bright the whole trip.

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Casting colored beams of light into the church, through the stained glass windows.

A Trip to Lille - www.thisisb.be

 A Trip to Lille - www.thisisb.be

We took our time to have a stroll around the church, and then set off to explore the city center. Which looked adorable.

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Isabella (Denmark) – Fernanda (Brazil) – Carolina (Brazil) – Mary (Turkey) – Verena (German) – me 🙂

The city was clearly already in Christmas-mode, with Christmas trees and a ferris wheel to make everything festive.

A Trip to Lille - www.thisisb.be

A Trip to Lille - www.thisisb.be

We walked the cosy streets, soon discovering that Lille is all about luxury treats and pretty little boutiques.

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Which distracted the sweet tooths amongst us, who’s tummies were rumbling.

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They entered Meert, a luxury bakery, where everyone but me chose their favourite treats (I’m more of a salty girl myself!).

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After much deliberation, a man picked out their pastries for them and wrapped them up beautifully. Cause everyone knows packaging is everything!

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We walked some more and found a little bench where we could hang and have a bite.

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Their uhm’s and ah’s were pretty clear: good stuff!

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But we weren’t done discovering. We roamed the streets some more, taking in the scenery.

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And ending up at Lille’s cathedral.

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Which was surprisingly modern!

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They had a special place where you could leave a Christmas wish if you wanted, so we did just that.

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Hoping they can make someone happy someday.
Then, it was time for a good walk around the citadel!

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In style!

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“Do a Baywatch walk!” Hihi

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And further along, to the city park.

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Which looked less pretty than the pictures had suggested to us, to be honest! But we made up for that with our own beauty of course.

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All crammed together on a little bench.

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After so much walking in the cold, we were longing for some heat and something to satisfy our stomachs. Frankly, I had only eaten a cookie that morning (as I skipped the sweets) so I was dying for some food.

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We soon found a restaurant. Not amazingly good, but the prices were right up our alley!

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Tiny eyes!

Food, wine and good company. I was happy!

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Although we were pretty full after the restaurant, there was still room for dessert, as always.
Which we found at the Christmas market! It was a pretty small market, but that only made it more cosy. And honestly, much more pleasant than the one on Champs Elysée, where the prices and the amount of tourists are five times higher.

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Waffles and a pancake for the girls.

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And ‘smoutebollen’ for me. Apparently called ‘croustillons’ in French. Yum yum yummie!

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Oh, and me and Verena had maybe a tiny little bit of alcohol.

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We happily sipped away our hot cider and enjoyed the Christmas feeling for one more hour. Then, it was time to hop on the bus again, back to our lovely Paris.
If you are thinking of doing something cheeky and impulsive yourself.. do it! I can assure you that it’s worth it ;).

xx B

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