We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grand Place

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Lille, France
Website
Description: Main square where the magnificent 17th-century Vieille Bourse is located.
Visit Grand Place like an insider
Top Rated
$13*
and up
Lille City Sightseeing Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 709 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 313
    Excellent
  • 328
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Masses of restaurants and shops

Very easy to walk about and lots of great old building to see and photograph. Load of restaurants and leading off of Grand Place with masses of choice re price and variety. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Hazel C
,
Lorgues, France
Add Photo Write a Review

709 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Lorgues, France
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Very easy to walk about and lots of great old building to see and photograph. Load of restaurants and leading off of Grand Place with masses of choice re price and variety. There is nothing to dislike

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cairo, Egypt
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Very nice place surrounded by everything. It is close to Metro station and near to Train station. It looks amazing during sunset.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saffron Walden, UK
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
33 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Surrounded by grandiose buildings, in varying architectural styles, this is an impressive square to sit and watch the world. The road passes across the square, but most vehicles are aware of pedestrians. Underneath is a vast underground multi-storey car park, spaces are tight however.

Was this review helpful? Yes
farnborough
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Enjoyed visiting th old Stock Exchange, the huge modern booksellers on the opposite side of the square and sitting I at one of the several pavement restaurants,enjoying a cool beer!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The square itself is quite nice. Not the most amazing thing you'll ever see but good to walk through or sit at the fountain for a bit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Having lived in Lille for a year, the Grand Place is one of the nicest places to visit in the town. There are several shops and restaurants around, and it's especially nice in the sun!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A beautiful place to visit. Amazing eateries, historic buildings, streets, shops - everything is great about the place. Just keep everything close to you at all times whilst walking around as it does get very busy and crowded. A short walk away from the zoo too!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Eindhoven
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Good views from all sides (terraces). Nice fountains, There is a hughe underground parkingplace underneath which atrracts car in this carfree centre. The driving strokes are indicated by poles. For foreigners a little bit confusing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
91 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Fabulous buildings on all sides - the old stock exchange, the double-belfried tower, the opulent opera house, the goddess statue on a pedestal, a playful fountain... the Grand Place is a feast for the eyes! There is a variety of cosy cafes and restaurants round the square, some excellent multi-media shops and a colourful flower market. If you walk through... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Keokuk, Iowa
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

The Grand Place is a beautiful area of Lille Center. Take time to relax and have a cafe or beer at the many restaurants that line the square. It's a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and do a little people watching at the same time.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Grand Place also viewed

 

Been to Grand Place? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Grand Place staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?