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Grand Place

Address: Lille, France
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Lille City Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #2 of 49 Attractions in Lille
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: Main square where the magnificent 17th-century Vieille Bourse is...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: Main square where the magnificent 17th-century Vieille Bourse is located.
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Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Lille is an very enjoyable city with an old center. Especially before Christmas is the old town a must to visit. A lot of lights, a Christmasmarker, a big ferrywheel and a lot of little shops makes the days and evenings very beautifull.

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We visited the Christmas Market at Lille France yesterday ,to say we were disappointed would be an understatement. There were about 25 stalls , many selling the same thing and all were overpriced. Took about 30 minutes to see everything and as it was a day trip not good. We had a very nice meal at a nearby restaurant but... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice Grand Place surrounded by beautiful old buildings at the heart of Vieille-Lille. Worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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249 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised about Lille and the grand place. Not sure what we were expecting tbh, but it was very charming. Lined with a few restaurants and shops and things, the area around it with all the shops and food stores is very nice. We spent a few hours just wandering around.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Grand place has a lot of sights near by but this was a flying visit by myself. Enjoyed it and more of the surrounding area. Right now they've got a big Ferris wheel and Christmas selection on in the square to appease us travelling tourists.

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kent
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We visited Lille to see the Christmas Market, which was good. Lots of stalls and lovely smells all ar ound. Waffles are a must, absolutely delicious. We walked up to Grand Place, ostensibly to view the Ferris Wheel, when we got there we discovered the fantatic displays of animated bears. Playing and singing Christmas songs, a lovely surprise. It all... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Beautiful buildings make sure you look up ! The roofs and statues are amazing ! Great underground parking under the square means you are perfectly placed to see the whole of Lille.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A coach-load of us went to Lille last Sunday to visit the Christmas market, which is worth a visit; lots of stalls selling all sorts of things from food and drink (mulled wine, fruit juices, etc.) to cuddly toys, jewellery and Christmas decorations. Try the waffles, which are light and crispy. From there, we went to the Grand Place, which... More 

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Ilminster, Somerset
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We visited to see the Christmas market at lille and entered Grand Place to see a massive carousel with lots of twinkling lights, A ferris wheel with giant Christmas tree and lots of lights and decoration. While the weather wasn't that nice, the cafes along the sides of the area all have perspex sides to break the breezes and space... More 

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Go now for the Christmas market and the enormous Big Wheel which dominates the square. You'll find yourself singing along to 'White Christmas' every half hour or so.

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