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Grand Place

Lille, France (Vieux Lille 4)
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Ranked #3 of 60 Attractions in Lille
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Main square where the magnificent 17th-century Vieille Bourse is located.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Lack of bars and those found were overpriced. Some locals not too friendly. City visit disappointing.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

enjoyed just sitting there in sunshine watching all the people and looking at the beautiful buildings

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London UK
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144 reviews 144 reviews
92 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What a place. A huge square with a statue of a goddess(don't know the name .. sorry) the palace of Charles DeGaulle, fountains, shops and a top view of the wonderful belfry(it's not actually in the square). A great place to sit with a snack and a glass of vino and just people watch .. Brilliant!

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Luton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A feast of architecture, some very imposing facades to the buildings. Many bars eateries around the square to sit and refresh, people watch, and take in the surronding building styles.

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Sheffield, Sth Yorkshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great to sit by the fountains and eat one of the very reasonable meal deals to be had, like the locals.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great place for a drink and a snack. Some really splendid buildings, several in Belgian style and just a pleasant area to visit. Very central.

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Sykkylven Municipality, Norway
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Maybe the best spot in center of lille. A lot of life and many good restaurants around Good selection of shops.

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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A lovely central square influenced by the Flemish architecture - similar to the ones in Bruges, Ghent. You might not be impressed if you have previously been in the one in Brussels though. Very nice place to hang around, have a coffee or a snack in very reasonable prices. One of the least expensive cities in France overall, is highly... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

From our hotel walking to find food or places to visit, we found ourselves walking via Grand Square most days and ate at outside tables on a couple of occasions. You get a good view of the town architecture from here

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Lille, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

it's a great place to hang out with friends. All day long, there are a lot of young people there, chatting. Here also you can find some coffee bar with great view of the square.

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