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“Beautiful French Square” 5 of 5 stars
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Grand Place
Lille, France
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Lille City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #2 of 49 Attractions in Lille
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: Main square where the magnificent 17th-century Vieille Bourse is located.
West Midlands
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“Beautiful French Square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The buildings in this square are amazing. There are also many cafes/restaurants situated in the square to sit and people watch. Fountain in the middle again is a great place to sit and watch.

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“A very grand place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

A beautiful square, definitely should be on your visit list. Have breakfast at Paul's - we had a wonderful Rhubarb tart with our coffee! The vielle bourse is in one corner and the ambience is wonderful.

Visited September 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“A great taste of France!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Lot's of shopping and restaurants. If you like to sit and people watch, this a great place to do it.

Visited August 2013
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“Where It is Happening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The Grand Place is a large open square in the middle of Lille surronded by cafes and lots of outdoor seating. It is a great place to people watch. One caution about walking around Lille - there were beggars everywhere, starting at the entrances to the train station and culminating on every street corner. Most had small, apparently drugged or miserable childen and it really became annoying, though they did not follow after you. Near the railway station and the park adjoining it, there were druggies and winos but lots of police, as well. I never felt threatened but I might feel intimidated alone at night. I am surprised that the city officials cannot do something about it as Lille is a beautiful tourist attraction and this does not help their image.

Visited August 2013
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The sheer size was awe inspiring - plenty of space to take photos.
Good amount of restaurants round the square

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