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The Citadel

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Address: Champs de Mars, 59000 Lille, France

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Nice wlak

Il ove to go for a run or a walk around the Citadel Vauban. you have space, the view is great. if you like sports you can practice their with outdoor gym. Perfect after a big... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Il ove to go for a run or a walk around the Citadel Vauban. you have space, the view is great. if you like sports you can practice their with outdoor gym. Perfect after a big drinking night.

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Very Interesting - and also a very pleasant walk ....certainly not what you would expect to find in the middle of a city! Certainly worth the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This all adds to Lille's charm - a lovely place to walk over the ramparts and around the Citadelle. No matter the time of year it is always a pleasure to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Not too far from the centre and the place for a great walk around the park. This is undergoing a revamp and so is not at its best at present. There is a zoo ( open in summer)and you can hear the animals and see them on parts of the walk around the citadel's walls. The citadel is a barracks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Masterpiece of Vauban. Can only be visited on reservation a few days a year, since the Citadel itself is now a military headquarter of the French army and NATO. Though even walking around the Citadel on the 'Voie des Combattants', gives a good impression of the genius Vauban was and the grandeur of this building.

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Nice walk along a flat path; several historic notice boards. lots of joggers but really not very busy on a Monday morning.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Pooped over here to have a look around, but you can just look around the outside walls as it is closed to he public. If you go to the zoo, then this is nearby so worth just having a look.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A lovely short walk around the citadel. Flat surface and if you can dodge the bikes ok you will enjoy the walk. The walls are very impressive but since it is a working army base you can't go inside. Worth a walk from the car park though.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Walked round the outside at two different levels could see parts of the buildings. looks very interesting ,especially as it is NATO establishment. The history and information boards around the outside explaining past and current restoration were extremely interesting.

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Lille, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

While it's nothing spectacular, La Citadelle de Lille is a nice, relaxing, and peaceful spot in the city to relax with a book or take a stroll. If it's a nice weekend, you can expect it to be full of families and couples of all ages. Best/Busiest Times: sunny weekends Tip: if you like jogging, so does 1/2 of Lille!... More 

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