union championship. The city's merger with Lille was contentious and failed twice (19). Du 10 septembre au 20 octobre, 15 formateurs/plasticiens de lAtelier 2 présenteront leurs créations artistiques. Universities and tertiary institutions edit The city hosts two main campuses of the University of Lille. Geography edit The city counts approximately 10 km2 (3.9 sq mi) of greenspace, lakes, forests and arable lands. There are also five public collèges (junior high schools Camille Claudel, Simone de Beauvoir, Moliere, Rimbaud, and Triolo. In fact, while the acronym VAL now officially stands for Véhicule Automatique Léger (automatic light vehicle it was originally for Villeneuve-d'Ascq à Lille (meaning Villeneuve-d'Ascq to Lille the route of the first line to be projected, and inaugurated on The Villeneuve d'Ascq metro station. In 2010, the Fédération française de football organised in Stadium Nord the Festifoot féminin, an event with 500 feminine soccer player footballeuses. Transportation edit As a part of the Métropole Européenne de Lille, Villeneuve-d'Ascq is connected to Lille city centre by a VAL, a type of fully automatic (driverless) light rubber-tired metro. The Northern headquarters of French national meteorological service Météo-France, large barracks of the National Gendarmerie (450 gendarmes and their family the Northern headquarters of French national information and traffic center (Centre régional d'information et de circulation routière). Villeneuve-d'Ascq possesses a famous museum, the Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art ( LaM ). a sport complex called 'Palacium' (Pont de Bois avenue) and a gymnasium (salle d'Agrees, Breughel street) decicated to gymnastic. Citation needed Sportsmen who came from Villeneuve d'Ascq clubs include tennis players Sarah Pitkowski and Nathalie Dechy. Ajouter à mon agenda, exposition Imaginerie1.3, la galerie Le Portail présente une exposition de Light Painting par NinjaRoux du 19 septembre au à l'I.E.M. Ajouter à mon agenda "La grande et fabuleuse histoire du commerce" Partie. From 1984 to 1994 Villeneuve d'Ascq housed a Groupe Bull factory that developed, manufactured and marketed desktops personal computers; the place is currently used by offices of Decathlon Group.