Place aux Oignons
Place aux Oignons
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William H
Washington DC, DC13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is a cute old square with nice shops and restaurants nearby. It's not a big destination or a reason to go to Lille. We picked Place aux Oignons as a part of our wanderings around the town and I'd surely recommend it for that.

At that time (Mid December 22) , the small road continuing through to another main street was blocked by some construction. This construction was a minor annoyance that's probably already completed.

Lille is a lovely place and My God there are a lot of burger places. I wish I'd had an appetite to try some of them.
Written December 22, 2022
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terry b
London, UK67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is one of the prettiest areas in old Lille and should be high on your ‘to do’ list. The cobbled streets leading to, and the square itself, has a good range of restaurants, art galleries and quirky little shops. Exit via the alley to the Notre Dame de la Treille cathedral. It all makes for great photo opportunities
Written September 9, 2019
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Andy-S60
London, UK1,966 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
I was determined to visit 'Onion Place' whilst in Lille, but was quite disappointed to find not one onion on prominent display anywhere, but rather an attractive little square with a few bars, cafes, 17/18th century buildings and many small side streets hiding little shops and yet more bars. But still no onions. The reason for my disappointment was revealed after a little research, which showed that the name was derived from a deformation of the word 'dominium' (dungeon in Latin) which, over the centuries, became 'dominion', and then finally as of today, 'onions'. So, around a millenium ago, this dungeon would be part of the fortress of the Counts of Flanders, on the nearby mound of Castrale nearby. Sadly, again, this has long since disappeared. You live and learn!!
Written June 6, 2019
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Trainbleu
Brussels, Belgium28,763 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Based on its name, we supposed "Place aux oignons" had been an onion market in former days. But it turned out we were mistaken. The name is thought to refer to the keep of the castle of the counts of Flanders. Today, Place aux oignons is a cute little square in the old town, partly taken over by the outdoor seating of a café, the Estaminet Au Vieux De La Vieille. It is hard to imagine the houses were once occupied by industrious home weavers, until their trade declined as a result of mechanisation. The square became home to workers at nearby factories and, from 1965 on, Portuguese and North African migrants. The housing was so dilapidated and insalubrious that the municipal council considered razing Place aux Oignions to the ground. But, in the end, the houses, dating from the late 17th and early 18th centuries, were partially or entirely rebuilt between 1985 and 1990.
Written April 30, 2023
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palv
Beverley, UK218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Small passages lead into this small very attractive square surrounded by cafes restaurants and lovely shops.
Written December 8, 2019
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Philip L
Ipswich, UK194 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Worth a visit if you can find it! Our tour guide brought us here to look at the old buildings and provide us with invaluable background information which helps to really appreciate what you are looking at.
Written September 7, 2019
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kingduncan81
Pudsey, UK1,049 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
On our first night in Lille, we headed to this area, and then spent most of the night round here. Within the square itself, and then on the streets surrounding it are some good wine bars, some very good beer bars, and a few decent restaurants.
Worth heading here to start your evening out.
Written September 28, 2018
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BDBUnitedKingdom
London, UK230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
The area has a nice feel and some great shops to browse through. There are also a number of cafe and eating places that looked like they were worth a stop. I would say an hour with a coffee stop would be sufficient to enjoy this area. There is also some grass nearby to the church where you could sit and enjoy a picnic.
Written July 1, 2018
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Place aux Oignons is a little hidden square in the centre of old town Lille. It’s vibrant and full of activity. Bars and eateries!
Written May 27, 2022
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Small, cute and very vivid square in the old town of Lille. Beautiful architecture all around and very colourful.
Written January 9, 2020
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