Fast track to France

9th January 2004 at 00:00
Lille is European Capital of Culture for 2004. Now that Eurostar, the UK official carrier, takes only one hour and 40 minutes to get from the centre of London to the heart of Lille, we are celebrating by giving away a pair of first-class return tickets for one lucky reader, who will discover an exciting programme of events - covering theatre, art and design, music, fairs, spectaculars, dance, cinema and literature - running throughout the year (details: Eurostar's first-class package includes roomy, reclining seats with a complimentary drink and newspaper or magazine. A three-course meal with wine is served at your seat, so you can sit back and watch the countryside whiz by at up to 186mph and arrive refreshed and ready to go. Up to nine trains travel to Lille daily and return fares start from pound;55. Details: 08705 186 186;

For a chance of winning, simply answer the following question. How long does the journey take from London to Lille?

A. One hour and 40 minutes?

B. Two hours?

C. Two hours and 40 minutes?

Send your answer to, or by postcard to the address on the right by January 15. Mark your message Lille offer.

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