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Lens belongs to the intercommunality of Lens-Liévin. This city has been overlooked by many new travellers for years-but this 36 commune’s city has transformed into a now world-class destination.

With an avant-garde arts scene-not to mention their amazing historic sights this is a place can be considered as a world-class destination.

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Why visit Lens?

  • It is located in one of the top tourist destinations in the world, France!
  • Lens has a very rich history!
  • It is considered to be France's cultural treasure!
Currency:
Euro, EUR, €.
Time Zone:
UTC + 1
Dialing Code
00 + 33 + 1 + Local Number
Locals:
French
Driving:
Drive on the right side of the road.
Airports:
Airport Lens Benifontaine
Travel Adaptor:
Standard UK Adaptor Plug, Type G.

Lens is a relatively small town that is situated close to the ocean, the water temperature in this small town changes dramatically throughout the year. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Lens is located in the northern hemisphere.

July is the warmest month in Lens with the average temperature of 18°C and the coldest is in January- generally reaching a staggering low temperature of 3°C.

French is the only official language of France and is by far the most widely spoken language in France. There are other languages like Norman, Occitan, Corsican, Basque, French Flemish and Brention that are spoken in certain regions.

Below are a few word that you must know.

"Bonjour"

French people are quite formal. Wishing somebody a "good day" or "good morning" is considered essential good manners.

"Merci"

Saying "thank you" always makes a good impression with waiting staff in restaurants, guides at museums and staff in hotels expected to look after you during your stay.

"Mon dieu"

Taking the Lord's name in vain may not be your usual way, but this standard French curse will carry you nicely through your shock over some of the ticket, hotel and restaurant prices in Lens.

  • Lens is one of the largest places in France.
  • Lens was initially a fortification from the Norman invasions.
  • In 1849 coal was discovered in Lens, this discovery lead to the expansion of the city. The city unfortunately, was largely destroyed in the First World War where half of the population perished!

This historic place is filled with major heritage sites, museums and restaurants to appease your appetite . There is a major emphasis placed on youth and culture within this city. The opening of the Louvre-Lens museum exhibits works of world importance, and has become a major must-see place when in town.

The French are proud of their sophisticated way of cooking. Food and alcohol definitely play important roles within the French society. Bistrot le 15 restaurant and Le Derby restaurant- nestled in the heart of Lens have become town favourites.

French people often consider the way a person eats reflects their French heritage, region of birth, social status, and health. This city has an abundance of places that could tease your tastes buds.

French individuals are very proud of their country as well as their heritage good or bad. Discussing various cultural and natural attractions is received very well by them and can bring about some fascinating conversation.

The recent terrorist attacks in France will leave most travellers indecisive about whether or not to go to Lens. But due to all the safety implementations and restrictions within France currently it is unlikely that something like this will occur again.

France in 2016 remains a fairly safe place to be with regards to relative safety.

Egyptian passport holders need to get a tourist visa before visiting Paris (and rest of France). Basic requirements are a valid passport for at least 6 months and blank visa pages.

The French Embassy in Cairo is found at:

29 Charles de Gaulle Street, Giza.
Tel: +20-2-3-567-3200.
www.ambafrance-eg.org

Egyptian Embassy in Paris

Address: 56 Avenue d'lena, 75116, Paris
Phone: (+33) 153678830
Fax: (+33) 147230643
Email: paris_emb@mfa.gov.eg

About Lens Flights

Lens Benifontaine is located near Hulluch which is a town in Pas-de-Calais. Benifontaine is the most important airport of Lens, France. It is modern and one of the largest airports in Europe.

Food and drink

This airport like mos airports around France have major restaurant chains like Applebees, McDonalds, Burger King, and KFC just to name a few.

Airport Hotels

The hotels near the airport include Campanile Lens, hotel Campanile henin beaumont- Noyelles Godault, Campanile Bethune Fouquiéres les Béthune and a lot more in and around the airport area.

Car Hire

Blaye, Lens, Bethunel, and Arras are a few of the many car hire providers at Benifontaine airport.

The information on this page is correct as of January 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, Travelstart.com.eg takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.


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