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Address: Lille, France
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Main square where the magnificent 17th-century Vieille Bourse is located.

Main square where the magnificent 17th-century Vieille Bourse is located.

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Impressive square

Lille’s busy Grand‘Place (officially called ‘Place du Général de Gaulle’) is a huge square with buildings dating from between the 17th and the 20th century, which vary widely in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Lille’s busy Grand‘Place (officially called ‘Place du Général de Gaulle’) is a huge square with buildings dating from between the 17th and the 20th century, which vary widely in style. Still the general impression is one of harmony and it is certainly worth a visit. In the middle of the square, on a rather plump 41 ft. high column, there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting walking tour obtained from the Lille Tourisme Office for 3 euros. The tour for us (early sixties) is a 2 day tour. Make sure you indulge in some shopping and the wonderful cafes to break up the trip.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Very beautiful place. It's wide, clean, and surrounded by lots of nice buildings. Lille is a short stop, but the Grand Place should been visited

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Be sure to take time to admire the amazing Flemish buildings in Grand Place. There are many cafes to sit in and people watch. Keep your eyes open for vehicles going around the perimeter because they're not watching for you!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Coming to Lille after visiting three beautiful cities in Belgium the French Architecture was a great sight. any different styles and beautiful buildings. Big and wide place where you can sit and take pictures or just wandering around and shop. It was the beginning of the weekend on a Saturday and so many people were there having a nice time.... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is an amazing place with buildings reflecting Dutch and Flemish influences. There are many places to rest with a coffee and something to eat or 'takeaway' and sit around the fountain soaking up the atmosphere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Maybe I should be more tolerant but I loved Lille and the atmosphere along with the shopping, eating & drinking opportunities. What did spoil Lille we the beggars that are no individuals in trouble but as I clearly witnessed work in gangs to what looked like a gang master. As we sat in an outside bar we watched a gang... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Many of the buildings surrounding this square have attractive architectural details and are well decorated and maintained. I don't think the square is quite as stunning as some that I have seen, but it is a pleasant area to wander around.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

As a photographer there were so many choices of buildings to photograph. This is a must do part of Lille.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Large plaza with lots of cafes for lunch. Shopping is on the plaza and on the side streets. Good location for plenty of pictures.

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