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Address: Place du Theatre, 59000, Lille, France

Designed by architect Julien Destrée, the Old Stock Exchange (circa 1653)...

Designed by architect Julien Destrée, the Old Stock Exchange (circa 1653) is a magnificent example of the Flemish baroque style.

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Small Group Guided Tour of the Old Lille in English

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Take a minute or two!

It is worth going inside to the centre square to check it out! Tons of history! Beautiful old building!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Red Deer, Canada
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

when staying in Lille and walking around, the building of the old stock exchange can not be avoided. This ancient building certainly has its historical value and you should walk through. It is certainly not a top location.

Thank albertbrussels
Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is worth going inside to the centre square to check it out! Tons of history! Beautiful old building!

Thank mpcrozier
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a wonderful old book market with fantastic old illustrated papers going back to the beginning of the 20th century and tracing the lead up to both 1st and 2nd world wars as well as fashion of the times. No books in English sadly.

Thank luccaphile
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

while in area, noticed people walking through the arch, so we followed, you walk in the open inner courtyard, where a few stalls where set up selling old books, maps, well worth having a look around.....never entered the building itself but the building looks great, they knew who how to make building in them days...great design and a pleasure to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a small market section on the Sunday morning but later on when we passed by there was a lovely dance performance going on. Quaint!

Thank Emily M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Lille for the Euro Championships and on the day Wales were playing Belguim the city was bursting at the seams. As we walked through the square, one second we were in the middle of a crowd singing and the next we were in the Old Stock Exchange in the quiet and tranquillity of a beautiful building. The stalls... More 

Thank Beryl F
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely outside and within the inner courtyard, now a market for books et al. 10 minutes plus book browsing time

Thank beechform
Saffron Walden, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

A magnificent building adjacent to the Opera House, the old Bourse now has stalls selling old books, prints and maps. Well worth a browse to look around the courtyard or to see what bargains are on display. A constructive use for a now redundant building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The Old Bourse is situated in the central historic part of Lille adjacent to the Theatre and Chambers of Commerce. The building is strikingly beautiful and typical of the historic architecture of Northern France and Belgium (Flanders). Inside there is a book, painting and art prints market situated in the central courtyard. We bought some lovely old French car and... More 

Thank Andrew T
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This fine old building in the centre of Lille has been maintained to a very high level. There are a number of small businesses on the ground level and a nice courtyard inside with numerous stalls. Well worth a visit.

Thank SarahOB79

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