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Outlet shopping and patisserie brunching

outlet shopping and patisserie brunching

On the second day of our French road trip, staying close to Lille in northern France, we discovered that there was a McArthur Glen Designer Outlet in nearby Roubaix. We enjoy outlet shopping at Cheshire Oaks, which is another McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, so we decided to take a little drive there. As well as several shops for familiar brands, such as Lacoste, Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger and Guess, there were many I hadn’t heard of before. I used to visit…

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A not-so budget stay in Lille: Mercure Lille Metropole Hotel

A not-so budget stay in Lille

Dan and I decided to do a little road-trip around northern France, starting with Lille. We love nothing more than spending our holidays lounging on sun beds, eating ice cream, soaking up the sun and cooling off in a beautiful blue pool. However, for our latest holiday we fancied doing something different. We decided to soak up the culture and beauty of France and visit various towns and sights. Wanting to have some budget stays on our trip, we stayed…

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