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2-Hour Guided Bike Tour of Lille
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“military base” (10 reviews)
“nice walk” (12 reviews)
Champ de Mars, 59800, Lille, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Citadel and had a beautiful walk around the outer grounds. We couldn't enter as it's a working military base and we hadn't booked in advance. The grounds feature a beautiful moat with lots of trees and wildlife. definitely worth a visit for...More

Thank Paulthedogman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it's nice to walk or ran in the morning. at this moment it's a working place at the front, it'a pity!

Thank wijnartistJacques
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Actually it is a military base, so you have to book ahead. However tours can be arranged, just not easily. There is a nice park around the outside though.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Make time to walk across to the Citadel, amid the green park, alongside the zoo. Lots of work and updating going on but you can still have a leisurely walk around the outside of the citadel and stop for a picnic or pancakes and icecream,...More

Thank traceythomas64
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We sent for a Tourist Guide from Lille TB, which dually arrived . The Guide clearly says "Visits are arranged regularly and booking can be made at the Lille Tourist Bureau" On our first day in Lille we went to make a booking, we were...More

Thank Haggis1945
Reviewed 12 May 2017

A lovely citadel in a beautiful park, no free admission though. Visits have to be pre-planned through the lille tourist office. The Citadel is a working military location.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Good place for a walk, picnic, enjoy thrill rides. There is a zoo close-by and a circus also gets hosted once in a while.

Thank devadasbhat
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stumbled across the citadel and glad we did. We were lucky it was a sunny day so had a lovely stroll around the walls of the Citadel. There are lots of different paths to take but we walked around the inner wall of which...More

Thank GlobetrotterJ-C
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Lovely park with place for ice cream/coffee/beer. Zoo was getting its spring makeover and so closed. The citadel itself is a base forthe French Rapid Reaction Force so you cannot go in but you can look from the outside.

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A lot of walls of the Citadels are not in good shape, gates that were nice in horrible condition and poorly maintained- is one of big impressions. Also you can't see much, but still it is nice place to enjoy as there is a lot...More

Thank Dragan K
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