Lens is located inside Pas-de-Calais at northern France. With a total population of a quarter million, Lens is one of a small number of Picarde cities in France. Picarde cities are cities that are known to use the Picard language, which is a bit different from French. Some other cities which use this language widely are Lille and Arras in France and Charleroi in Belgium.
Lens is a fun place to be for your holiday, where one of the main attractions will be the city’s football club. Known as Racing Club de Lens or RC Lens, it is one of the top-level French football team which has received a lot of awards. Their best period was in the early 21st century when they were second place in Ligue 1 and reached the semi-final of the EUFA Cup. If you are in Lens, make sure to be one of the 40,000 RC Lens supporters inside their stadium, Stade Felix-Bollaert, and cheer for their victory.
Another main attraction in Lens is the Louvre. Even though it is not the same Louvre as you can find in Paris, it is still a really beautiful place to be. You will be able to see art from various eras during your visit here. This 28,000-square meter museum can be easily reached if you hire a car in Lens. Make sure that you also buy a city map to guide you when you drive around the city.
While you are in Lens, make sure that you use a car for hire in Lens and visit the Vimy Monument. Also known as the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, it is a memorial to honor those who died during the World War I, at the Vimy Ridge. A total of 11,169 souls were lost during that time and this monument is a reminder of how violent a war can be.
Having a car in Lens will bring you a lot of benefits. Not only will it enable you to go anywhere you want freely and at your leisure, but it can also allow you to visit the neighbouring places. Some of the cities nearby are Dunkirk and Boulogne. A car for rent in Lens is also easy to find, because Lens is not really a major tourism town compared to other towns. If you are the type who prefer fewer crowds, Lens will be the best place for you.
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