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Address: Champs de Mars, 59000 Lille, France
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Built in 1690

You can visit the outside of this impressive fortress and it is well worth a look around. It has a fascination history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Lovely walk in a park round the outside of a active military base, and a great view of the historical fortifications. Several interpretation and history boards in the grounds provide more insight into the areas useage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had a very nice Walk around the Walls, during which we found the amazing free zoo. On a sunny day well worth a go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

You can visit the outside of this impressive fortress and it is well worth a look around. It has a fascination history.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is not a thing. Do not go there, thinking this is a thing, because it isn't. This, is an army base with a canal around it. I was furious. It's massive though, and by the time you realise what a bad decision you have made, you are already about 45 minutes from anywhere with booze. If you like dilapidated... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

When on a sunny day many people in Lille goes in this park of the citadelle, so you see many people with childeren and some young people doing yoging. Its not advisable to go biking in this park, but better do a walk, the zoo its not advisable since its small and very touristic. The citadelle offers itself not much,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had a really nice walk around the Citadel before going to the zoo nearby. A very pleasant way to spend some of your time in Lille, well worth a visit and the tired feet and legs afterwards. Lots of people jogging and walking around it but it didn't feel crowded so was still a peaceful way to spend a couple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Citadel is an army barracks, still in use, 5 pointed and with moats and walls. There is a very pleasant walk around it, with ducklings, coypus and various other wildlife to enjoy. After a morning sight seeing, a walk here is great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

You need to book a week in advance if you want to go inside. We didn't know this until we got to Lille so could only walk around it. The walk was very nice. It had been raining quite heavily so it was a bit muddy however it was a nice overall. Would recommend if you want a nice stroll... More 

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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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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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Address: Champs de Mars, 59000 Lille, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille

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