Lille is the fourth largest urban area in
France with a population of more than a million.
Easy reach from many European capitals.
Thanks to the TGV.
Efficient public transport network: the VAL.
Here are two of the most famous (Gayant, 8.5 meters and 370 kg and his wife Marie-Cagenon), Giants of Douai (40 kms from Lille). They are more than 300 years old but only have three children. At the beginning of July, they go back home for one year. First Gayant stops at the top of their street, in front of the brasserie "chez Alex". Marie-Cagenon catches her children playing in the street and send them home. Last, she goes "chez Alex", and brings her husband back home.
A link (in french) to a site on giants
Boiled beef and pork with vegetables
|La carbonnade flamande
Beef cooked in beer
Meat composition in jelly
Different boiled fishes served in a creamy sauce
|Duyck brewery||French version||English version|
|Castelain brewery||French version||English version|
|Jeanne d'Arc brewery||French version||English version|
|Saint-Sylvestre brewery||French version||English version|