That little extra
Under the management of Michel Seydoux for the past ten years, the LOSC is the legendary football club for the city of Lille.
With three French championship titles and three French Cup victories, the "dogs" hold a laudatory record.
Today they are coached by Rudi Garcia (since 2008), a former player for the club in the 1980s.
At the center of a large urban area of more than 2 million inhabitants, Lille is the third largest economic center in France.
The decline of the textile industry had badly hurt the region of Lille in the 1960s, but Lille is now recovering with a reconverted economic model and acquiring a very positive image.
Every year since the eleventh century, on the weekend of the first Sunday in September, shopping madness draws close over two millions visitors to the city of Lille.
They come not only from France, but from all over Europe to this biggest flea market in Europe.
Stallholders occupy close to 100 kilometers of sidewalks, and everything is for sale.
Food is another motivation, and the tradition is to have mussels and chips along with a glass of beer.