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Gare Lille Flandres

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Lovely old building

In the 19th century, major stations around Europe were built to impress: the travelling public was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Basic railway station, in centre of Lille

Not to be confused with Lille Europe, up the road and required for Eurostar and long distance... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2019
Croydon, United Kingdom
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| Place des Buisses, 59800, Lille, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the 19th century, major stations around Europe were built to impress: the travelling public was still frightened of the speed and noise of trains and these stations helped allay fears - in theory, at least! This is a classic, lovely old station, worth seeing.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Eurostar as well as French TGV (Inoui) and Belgian Thalys all pass through here making it easy to access Lille and many spots in Europe from here. Easy to buy tickets from the machines but make sure you have a card with a pin...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

We came from London and in order to go to Paris, you walk about 15 minutes from Gare Lille Europe to Gare Lille Flandres. We needed to use Google Maps since there is little signage showing the way. Gare Lille Flandres is very comfortable, offers...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

Not to be confused with Lille Europe, up the road and required for Eurostar and long distance trains. Lille Flanders is undergoing some refurbishment inside. Some snackeries. Toilets are down a staircase. €0.90 per customer

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank alanreynolds
Reviewed July 27, 2019

This is the original station - be careful, Eurostar uses Eurolille (half a mile out)! Iron and brick, good facilities and links to metro, trams, buses. 2 blocks from city centre.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lowryepp
Reviewed May 1, 2019

I will share with you photos of the street just in front of the gare. The street will lead you to the city center with everything around you.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank H M
Reviewed April 17, 2019

It has all you can expect from a train station. Is is a bit dirty though and you get some creepy dudes asking for money, but you also have a lot of security around and sometimes the army.. so it's safe.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Marian T
Reviewed March 16, 2019

I lived in Lille 35 years ago, and seem to remember this being much grander. The outside is still very grand, but the inner hall seems to be more workaday than I recall. Still, it might be somewhere you need if you're taking a train,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bryanmg141
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Great and wide railway station with no particular architecture. Transit from TGV to other connections is problematic. The TGV platform is too narrow and getting of the train to your connecting train is difficult. Poor information boards, trains to Belgium only indicate Courtrai, while they...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank marcdE792ZQ
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Helpful information boadrs, if you need the toilets they are down the escalator and cost 80 cents entry but no change machine is available.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Stephen W
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