The Gare Lille-Flandres is the main station in Lille that brings locales and visitors alike in and out the city and to other places in France. The station is often used by tourists who wish to visit the attractions in Lille because this station serves as the terminus for the inter-city SNCF. Those who want to go to other cities or towns outside Lille, there are also regional trains going through the station as well.
The Gare Lille Flandres was only given the name Flandres when the Lille-Europe station opened in 1993. Built by Leonce Reynaud and Sydney Dunnet, the station's construction started in 1869. It was completed in 1892. The front of the station is the old front from the Gare du Nord of Paris. It was dismantled though and then reassembled in Lille at the end of 19th century. An extra storey and a large clock was added to the original design though and the Hotel des Voyageurs was added by Dunnet in 1887. In 1892, it was the rooftop that was added. The architecture of the station also makes it one of the attractions in Lille.
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