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(48) - Leers (F) - Leers-Nord (B)

Leers (F):

The French town of Leers is situated east of Roubaix and Wattrelos south of the 'Canal de Roubaix' along the road D6 in Northern France.


F-59390 Leers
?? inhabitants
18 m above sealevel
Distances
: Lille: 10 miles; Roubaix: 1.5 miles; Paris: 150 miles;
Tournai (B): 12 miles

B-7730 Estaimpuis (Leers-Nord)
Leers-North is part of the Walloon borough 'Estaimpuis' in Hennegau/Hainaut province.

Leers - agglomération de Lille. Leers(F):

Overview: map

 Leers (F) - Leers-Nord (B) Leers (F) / Leers-Nord (B):

From the centre of the Belgian city towards the border: the living-houses in the background are in France already.

(chemin Mitoyen)

 Leers (F) - Leers-Nord (B) Leers (F) / Leers-Nord (B):

On our way to the border from the French side: French directions indicator towards the Belgian side.

Leers (F) - Leers-Nord (B) Leers (F) / Leers-Nord (B):

Arrival on the Belgian side: Place name bord of the town quarter 'Leers-North', part of Estaimpuis. The additional board in yellow says "Belgium" in French.

Leers (F) - Leers-Nord (B) Leers (F) / Leers-Nord (B):

French place name board at the next intersection.

(rue J Jaurès)

Leers (F) - Leers-Nord (B) Leers (F) / Leers-Nord (B):

French and Belgian national flag on the electricity mast.

Leers (F) - Leers-Nord (B) Leers (F) / Leers-Nord (B):

The border on this street: on the left French living houses, on the right a branch of the Belgian supermarket chain "Del Haize".

Leers (F) - Leers-Nord (B) Leers (F):

Entering French Leers: Place name board to the left with phone booth of France Télécom.

 Leers (F) - Leers-Nord (B)  Leers (F) / Leers-Nord (B):

View from the same French side towards Belgium: this redbrick farm-like house with Belgian street boards.

Leers (F) - Leers-Nord (B) Leers (F) / Leers-Nord (B):

A more detailed look.

Leers (F) - Leers-Nord (B) Leers (F) / Leers-Nord (B):

At the former border check-point, a typical Belgian snackbar"Friterie de Douane" next to the "Café de la Douane".
Above the snackbar the name of Leers-Nord can be read below the roof.

Leers (F) - Leers-Nord (B) Leers (F) / Leers-Nord (B):

Old street sign (Belgium) indicating that the customs (control) would just be an amazing 15 yards away. There is none left nowadays.

Leers (F) - Leers-Nord (B) Leers (F) / Leers-Nord (B):

Touristic information board of Leers in France.


BK June 2003

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