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Address: Champ de Mars, 59800, Lille, France
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A very enjoyable walk

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 a stream with ducks follows all the way around. You cannot get into the Citadel... More 

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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Bob P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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67 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 of green areas around it.

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Thank Dragan K
Billericay, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

A short stroll from the zoo is the Citadel, the inside of which is not open to the public (at least not whilst we were there). Whilst impressive, the grounds themselves seemed poorly kept. You are better off sticking to the nearby Zoo/park area.

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Thank Woble
London, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Although it was very cold with a biting wind, we enjoyed our walk from the centre of Lille to the citadelle. Unfortunately we were too late in the day to gain entrance but we saw enough to make sure we visit it properly when next in Lille and hopefully when it is warmer too.

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Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Nothing "citadel" about this. All you can do is walk along the wall. However even this wasn't pleasurable due to the badly maintained grounds.

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Thank Dany M
Lille, France
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I was unsure whether to rate this as terrible or poor but decided on terrible because of the total waste of a beautiful area. It is really run down and overgrown also the water is stagnant and smells. I love walking and we enjoyed walking all around the citadel but know nothing about it as there was no information available.... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Huge and impressive. One of my favourite visits in Lille. A place where to walk around but also where to learn something about the history of militar defense of the cities. Used from the citizens more like a park, it will make you spend two or three nice hours of your time in Lille.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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115 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Citadel was built between 1667 and 1670 by order of Louis XIV, after taking the town from the Spanish. The Citadel is a masterpiece, it is beautiful and well maintained in the inside. It is off limits to unauthorized personnel since there is an active Military headquarters in there. If you get the chance to enter the area, do... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Would not go out of my way to see this. Grounds are not kept up. Did not see any organized displays. Just an old fort you can walk though.

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