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Address: Lille, France
Description: Main square where the magnificent 17th-century Vieille Bourse is located.
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Lille City Sightseeing Tour

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the highlight of lille

this is a place which is like the centre of lille. has almost everything around it. very good place especially the fountain. sweet place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Lille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

this is a place which is like the centre of lille. has almost everything around it. very good place especially the fountain. sweet place.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

beautiful and has little streets that take you to old lille and boutiques. the architecture is beautiful and regal and its close to the tourist centre and stations.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were blessed with good weather and this place came to life. Surrounded by restaurants with a terrace, this is definitely the place to visit when in Lille

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Grand Place de General De Gaulle is the focal point of the town centre. It is very lively with its splendid bakeries, restaurants, cafes and lots of other shops. At weekends in particular the square is at its busiest with street musicians keeping crowds entertained. The tourist information offices are also based here. Unfortunately there is a steady flow... More 

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The square is surrounded by wonderful architecture, buzzing with life and many adjacent bars and restaurants to add appeal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Typical European square with fantastic architecture but spoiled on an industrial square with a McDonalds!!! What are the authorities in Lille thinking of?! Very busy at weekends with regular flow of traffic which can, at times, be a little intrusive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

On a sunny day, Le Grand Place is divine. Young and old, the area is vibrant. Cafes, bistros keep hunger away. At weekends there are markets for bric à brac in the old 'Bourse'. Amazing. All surfaces are 'pavé' or cobblestones, with little idea of what is walking areas or the 'road', for the Renaults. Beware! Unlike most French motorists,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Typical large square filled with bars and cafes, and beautiful buildings - everything leads off from here to all the great shopping

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A beautiful place to visit, look up from the centre of Le Grand Place and you will be amazed by the history of the buildings. There are also some classic french restaurants here - great menus. The cafes are pricey, many are closed on Mondays, the museums are closed on tuesdays. Plan your trip accordingly! The metro is easy to... More 

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Lille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A picturesque place in the centre of Lille. Take a beer sit and relax and watch the world go by hopefully sitting in the sun

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