Porte de Paris
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC1,175 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Old structure part which was one of the original gates into Lille. Worth taking a look and some photos. Not much to see otherwise as there's no access to the interior and while there are tall iron gates to protect the interior, it was readily apparent some bums and homeless had climbed over it to use the structure as a shelter and a toilet.
Better efforts should be undertaken to preserve and protect the structure.
Written October 5, 2022
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SGEverettWA
Everett, WA528 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Such a small structure with a very big impact. It is quite beautiful and has a lovely structured garden around it. It has quite a history in the city of Lille. Once used as a port door to keep the sickly from entering the city. Look it up before you go, it will give you a better understanding and appreciation for the structure.

Recommended.
Written November 4, 2021
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Stunning monument not far from the city centre. Great symbolism and amazing attention to details. Worth checking out.
Written January 9, 2020
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palv
Beverley, UK207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This old gate is one of three still standing, surrounding Old Ville as part of the old wall defences that were once present.
Written December 8, 2019
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Glimmung
Worthing, UK511 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
As others have said this is worth a visit if your going to, or from, the Beffroi de Lille.

The Porte de Paris is one of the gates of the ancient walls of the city of Lille. Rebuilt in the late 17th century it is a triumphal arch to celebrate the victories of Louis XIV in annexing Lille.

You get lovely views of it from the Beffroi de Lille - do that first then spend sometime wandering around the Porte.
Written March 13, 2016
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AKKO
London, UK58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Good landmark and nice landscaped gardens beneath it. Referenced in paintings about Lille when hot air balloon exhibition took place
Written December 13, 2019
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,681 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
The Porte de Paris is locate at the south end of the city but well worth the walk, lovely mini arch check out both sides as its different, watch out for the lions.
Written May 27, 2019
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Thom77450
Bruges, Belgium116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Strange to find such a porte in the middle of an area with somewhat more modern buildings around. It is quite a nice contrast though, and the porte is not the kind of monument you see elsewhere in Lille. Definitely worth a visit.
Written February 4, 2019
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Eleanor TW
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
It's right next to the belfry at the Town Hall so worth a look, particularly in the early morning sun.
Written October 29, 2017
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK2,690 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We started our self guided walk here at the Porte de Paris.
Built by Louis XIV in 1692 to celebrate him conquering the city and as such it is an Arch of Triumph. Architecturally quite lovely.
Written May 4, 2023
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