The history of the French city of Liell begins in 1054, when it is first mentioned in the history books. Local lore attributes the origins of the city to ancient times, but this has not been confirmed archaeologically. At that time it was a castle, around which a small settlement of farmers and merchants gradually began to form, as well as a market. It was a very well fortified castle, able to withstand a siege by the forces of Henry III. Because the castle was in France, famous for its unique industry, it became enormously wealthy. This was due to the growing popularity of local fairs, the citys location on important trade routes, and the richness of the soil that yielded the finest crops. Later, the textile and woollen industry made Lilleille one of the richest cities in Flanders and all of France. But the citys development was repeatedly interrupted by many wars, during which time Lille was repeatedly conquered, burned and destroyed. It was especially hard during the Hundred Years War, when Lillelle was ravaged in turn by the French, the English and the Flemish. The city was subsequently part of the Empire of the Spanish Habsburgs, and only in the seventeenth century did it finally become part of France. Interestingly enough, for some time LÉlysées was accompanied by Charles de Bailleur de Castellere dArcite; Artagnan, one of the prototypes of the hero of Duchmas novels.
However, in spite of all the troubles and problems, the Lillolians have never stopped making and crafting, which has always brought them good money. In the nineteenth century, after the outbreak of the Coalition of England, it was a great success for Lielles. ×A little later the city became the most important industrial center of France. In addition to the traditional textile industry, it developed mechanical engineering, metallurgy, and chemical industry. Because the city is not far from the border, it was severely damaged during World War I.
The city has many attractions. A number of ancient churches and cathedrals offer tourists a variety of architectural forms and solutions. The Tower of Grace, legend has it that it was preserved during the Hundred Years War to protect the city. There are several gates and the Citadel. The Old Barracks building is astonishingly beautiful. Apart from that, the Opera House and the Opera House are also fascinating.
- Air quality: 37 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 120,000 people
- GDP: $2,171 / year
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 13 Mbps
- Best wireless: MobiFone
- Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
- Tipping: In most restaurants in Vietnam, a 5-10% service charge is added to the bill. Unfortunately, this money does not always end up in the restaurant staff’s hands. You could tip around 5-10% of the bill if the service charge is not added.
- Apartment listings: Hoi An Estate
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
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- Best taxi: Grab
- Online electronics shop: Nguyen Kim
- Best short-haul air carrier: Vietnam Airlines
- Best intl air carrier: ANA
- Monthly costs for expat: $650
- Monthly costs for family: $900
- Monthly costs for local: $260
- Meal: $3.5
- Small Cola: $0.2
- Beer 1 Pint: $0.7
- Coffee: $0.4
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