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Grand Place

Address: Lille, France (Vieux Lille 4)
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Lille City Sightseeing Tour
89%
Ranked #2 of 49 Attractions in Lille
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: Main square where the magnificent 17th-century Vieille Bourse is located.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I visited the lille christmas markets and it's just such a romantic place. The buildings are beautiful, you're surrounded by history and there's always somewhere to stop for a hot drink and delicious food. We actually passed a man with a tuk tuk who was lovely and ended up taking us around all his favourite spots! we only went for... More

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Dorset
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98 reviews 98 reviews
50 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Lille is a very pretty historic centre very worth visiting. All the big cit attractions in an historic and open setting. At Christmas there's the Big Wheel, Merrygorounds and Market also. Lots of cafes with outdoor heating.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Great place to walk arond while dicovering Lille. Went on the big wheel that was there around new year and got a great view of the whole city. Shopping in lille is great

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Boston, Lincolnshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Liked: The architecture is stunning! Rail service Euro and Gare Lille Flandres - excellent! Disliked - we were approached numerous times by people begging for money.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Basically an open square with a fountain and restaurants. Nice to sit and watch the world go by, but not much else really.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

These type of squares or "Place" always look better with a bit of sunshine. It was a grey day. The "Grand Place" was full of Blue shirted football supporters which didn't do anything for it "photographically" . It is reminiscent of many similar European city "Squares" that doesn't mean it's not architecturally "Grand".

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London, UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Nice bars/cafes on the edge of the square. Streets galore lead off the square, old world, narrow, winding streets full of shops and restaurants.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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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73 helpful votes 73 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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