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Grand Place

Address: Lille, France
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Lille City Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #3 of 53 Attractions in Lille
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Main square where the magnificent 17th-century Vieille Bourse is...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Main square where the magnificent 17th-century Vieille Bourse is located.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful place. Lovely atmosphere, great shops, restaurants. It's very central if you can get to stay in the vicinity. We were so lucky to have a lend of an apartment in the grand place.

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34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Wonderful square in Lille which no matter the season is always worth a visit. Lovely to stroll around and have a drink at one of the several cafes around the square.

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26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I only stopped here one night but it was well worth it. When I was there the big wheel was operating and the lighting on the building was wonderful. I really enjoyed this stop over just wandering around. In the end near to the railway station I found a wonderful place to eat. There are plenty of loverly shops in... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Do the big wheel ride at dusk. It gives great views and is reasonably priced. Numerous cafes and bars in the city center. We stayed at the novatel hotel and it was a short walk away and they gave us free passes to the big wheel.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A lovely time to vist at Christmas, a small but compact market, the most stunning Ferris wheel. Scarily high! But definitely worth it for the views. A antiques market in the court yard and the opera house just behind the square.

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Christmas market was small but fun and the architecture in Lille was worth walking about to see? There is an old book market in the middle which was great. We had lunch in a restaurant called Coq Hardi which was good value and tasty

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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

It's a very beautiful square with wonderful buildings that were somewhat obscured at Christmas time by the also wonderful Christmas ferris wheel. The animatronic displays of bears and dogs, etc,dancing to music, were also amazing. Inside the "Mercure", a wonderful old building, there is a small market selling old books & magazines, which are mostly in French, and odds and... More 

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Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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