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Grande Place

Lille, France (Vieux Lille 4)
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Ranked #2 of 51 attractions in Lille
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Main square where the magnificent 17th-century Vieille Bourse is located.
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Athens, Greece
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I can't understand why they allow traffic in the historic center. Cars and trucks roam all the time in front of the most beautiful buildings and monuments.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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290 reviews 290 reviews
107 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What a joy to visit the Christmas market the market totally lit up the area and brought to life the area

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

nice area to have look around,nice little book market and good restaurants and cafes,cant say much else!

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Lille, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The square is okay. The buildings are fine, but travellers used to the Belgian style would be let down. There are a number of places to note on the square including Meo Cafe which is local and offers a huge selection of coffees in a large coffeehouse full of charm and sophistication - and a price to match! There's also... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Hou could you visit Lille and miss out on La grande place. Never seen so much great buildings in one area except London . It is also a very lively square, considering it is about summer. Restaurants and shops and the very imposing Post office building, the Old stock exchange (vielle Bourse) and the Opera houses. There are frequent street... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

A large public square surrounded by some very grand buildings. There are plenty of places to eat and drink around the square and quite often there are street artists entertaining the crowds. The main shopping street adjoins the square and there are 2 other large squares within 200 metres

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Brilliant square full of really good bars and restaurants full of locals. Lots going on if you just sitting people watching with a drink.

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Spokane, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This square is, like the title of this review says, big, pretty, and crowded. There are numerous giant old buildings surrounding the area, and the place is stuffed with cafes, shops, and restaurants. Everything is very expensive and it is definitely a tourist-trap, but as long as you don't want/need to buy anything (or are willing to spend money), it... More

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somerset
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We loved the general atmosphere, a great place to meet up and relax with a drink in the sunshine. Also us girls were able to go off shopping in the many streets around Grande Place and our Husband were happy soaking up the atmosphere and relaxing with a drink.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I'm an exchange student living in Lille, and Grande Place is one of the most beautiful places to take a nice Sunday stroll in Lille--or a stroll on any day of the week! People are always out and about, eating outdoors, elegantly drinking coffee or a glass of wine, talking with friends and family, and so on. This is where... More

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