Grande Place
Grande Place
4.5
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Main square where the magnificent 17th-century Vieille Bourse is located.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Vieux Lille 4
How to get there
  • Rihour • 3 min walk
  • Gare Lille Flandres • 7 min walk
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Manchester, UK4,278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
This place was about a 10 minute walk from our hotel and we visited it every day. On our first occasion, our breath was taken away as we walked out into his grandeur and absolutely loved it.

As you might expect, it is a bustling place with lots going on and even more to see and do. The enclosing buildings are all different and all very beautiful. I’m no expert but it seems like a mixture of architecture from different times and different countries.

Inside you will find beautiful fountains and places to sit along with a vast amount of bars and restaurants. We were going to visit these but the reviews of them weren’t great at all so we used to disappear down the side streets of the square and find something less of a tourist trap.
Written May 25, 2022
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Chiara
Lille, France97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
The place is impressive, very spacious and the old style makes its charm. I recommend to come in December when the “ grande roue “ ( great wheel) is up.
Many restaurants and stores are accessible from there.
Written March 10, 2021
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Washington DC, DC1,046 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Central Square of Lille and Old Town, nice to admire and walk around. Fountain in the center operating during the warmer months and you'll see plenty of shops and restaurants to stop in at. It's located a short walk from the central train station (Gare de Lille-Flandres).
Written October 5, 2022
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David
Oxford, UK1,591 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
With loads of cafes and bars, the Grand Place is a great place to chill and watch the world go by. On average the places are on the pricy side but they get a lots of tourist traffic, so can afford to be.

Lille has lots of interesting historical architecture and the Grand Place boasts some good examples
Written October 13, 2023
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Cristina
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
You cannot miss to visit this place! Definitely one of the nicest sightseeing spots in Lille. The architecture of Grand Place is very close to the flemish style of the main square in Brussels. By night is also awesome.
Written August 30, 2021
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Pauly-101
Glasgow, UK517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Lovely main square with lots of shops, pubs and restaurants not far away. Found it a pleasant place to spend some time and to meet our party for the Rugby World Cup. Instantly reminded me of the main square in Bruges.
Written January 18, 2024
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Vanderheuvel
Brussels14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It's like being in Flanders, on the Belgian side of the border. With a harmonic combination of buildings from different periods, the Grand-Place is still at the centre of the town's life. Just in the middle of the shopping area, with plenty of cafés all around, there is no way of skipping the Grand-Place if you are in Lille for a few days. And no reason either. During my stay in Lille, I crossed the Grand-Place on purpose several times per day. And when I was tired of walking and had nothing special to do, I sat there and watched life going.
Written June 24, 2009
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FineChoc T
Belgrade, Serbia14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
This is a lovely square in a lovely little city. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is the crazy amount of garbage that is filling the streets. Sometimes it is even hard to breathe. Other than that, it's great. Lovely restaurants that are not that expensive are all over the place.
Written February 15, 2014
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johnnymac1875
Birmingham, UK46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
Excellent market until end of Dec,some good stuff and very helpful people. Around place buildings are impressive
Written January 6, 2014
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Rainaaashiu
Hong Kong, China48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Friends
Grande Place, the heart of Lille. This is the place you must come and pay a visit. I arrived Lille on the new year's day of 2014. There is a huge Ferris Wheel in the middle of the Grande Place of which you can see the whole Lille by riding on it to the top. Plus, you will definitely be in the mood for Christmas and love while riding on the carousel.
I have tried the waffle which costs only 2 euro and I felt warm and loving.
Written January 4, 2014
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