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Send a Parcel to Lille, France
The city of Lille is home to around 230,000 inhabitants and it is the fourth largest metropolitan area in France and the biggest city in French Flanders, and is very near to the Belgium border. Traditionally the city has been known for its textile industry including production of cotton and woollen products, indeed this industry stems back to the time of Napoleon. However in the early 20th century mining brought prosperity to the region, but it was hit hard by the great recession with over a third of its citizens having no work.
It held pivotal roles in both World War I and II but the city was taken back by the British with little resistance so it has retained much of its old World architecture. This architecture means it’s a popular place to visit by all of the visitors that the Eurostar brings directly to the heart of Lille. Indeed it is possible to get off the Eurostar and be sitting down to eat within less than 5 minutes of arrival. The economy has received a significant boost with the arrival of Eurostar meaning as it links it to Paris and London.
The historic city centre gives one the impression of a laid back lifestyle, and it’s a great place to enjoy a lazy lunch outside a café and indulge yourself in some people watching.
It has a moderate summer climate, with some cold snaps in winter, but has above average rainfall all year round.
When it comes to sending parcels to Lille the region is serviced by good road and rail links and thus you should not experience any problems when shipping large or small goods to or from the region. Being in the Eurozone imports from the UK are normally very straight forwards, however always ensure your parcel is easy to open in the event that a customs inspection is required.
Essentials when sending a parcel to Lille
It is important to bear in mind the following points when you send a parcel to Lille:
- Make sure the contents of your parcel(s) adhere to our prohibited and restricted items list.
- Ensure that you print and complete the necessary documents required when sending a parcel to France.
- Check for any customs charges or other surcharges that may apply to French shipments.
- Be sure that every parcel is securely packaged to avoid damage to the contents.
- Relax and rest assured that your parcel will arrive safe-and-sound in France when sending through !