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“Slice of Belgium in France” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Place
Lille, France
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Lille City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #4 of 108 things to do in Lille
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Owner description: Main square where the magnificent 17th-century Vieille Bourse is located.
Stroud, United Kingdom
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“Slice of Belgium in France”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Lovely traditional square in Flemish style with plenty of cages and room for pedestrians. On hot days the fountain in the centre was a magnet for warm locals and tourists alike and excellent for people watching. Restaurants in the Place are generally decent.

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

You cannot go to Lille and not to see the Grande Place: you can tell that this is where culture and economic life met in the past! If only it was a pedestrian only zone... Allow yourself to spend some time to look at the square and its buildings: looking at the Opera, you'll almost feel in Paris for a moment!

Visited June 2013
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United Kingdom
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“Christmas shopping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Great for restaurants and Christmas market. A must visit. Very busy but great atmosphere day and night. Nice to walk round with a warm glass of mulled wine.

Visited November 2012
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Sussex, England
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“Great atmophere and a great place to enjoy that Flemish beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This places buzzes, really stunning views of the the Grand Bourse (really beautiful medieval Flemish stock exchange). Try Paul for great pastries and coffee, Coq Hardi for beers but there are loads of others and I am sure they are all good (they were all busy when we were there)

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“The heart of Lille”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This square was huge has an abundance of cafes, restaurants and shops all leading off from this square and was the centre to start to explore the areas around.

Visited May 2013
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