Place aux Oignons

Place aux Oignons, Lille: Address, Place aux Oignons Reviews: 4.5/5

Place aux Oignons
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
About
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Place aux Oignons and similar attractions


4.5
198 reviews
Excellent
105
Very good
82
Average
11
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Priscilla P
206 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Hiding square in the middle of Lille Old Town. We stopped by as part of Lille Old Town walking tour.
Written February 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

palv
Beverley, UK207 contributions
Dec 2019
Small passages lead into this small very attractive square surrounded by cafes restaurants and lovely shops.
Written December 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sheffieldeats
Sheffield, UK1,977 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Little square with couple of cafes - as previously observed - no onions present. Tables outside so a nice place to while away the time.
Written September 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

terry b
London, UK66 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Philip L
Ipswich, UK173 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andy-S60
London, UK1,834 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dorota
7 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
sit in the sun and drink, great choice of small cafes and restaurants for afternoon snack or dinner.
Written May 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bryan M-G
Oldbury, UK736 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Not overly much to see here, but nice as a little stop on a walk around vieux Lille which we did when we took an excellent "Free Tour" and were told why it's so-called, and it's not all it would seem!
Written March 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lovetheunexpected
Northwich, UK1,893 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Came across this pretty little area during our amblings around town, close to an area with great independent shops. A couple of bars/estiminets make good stopping points for food & refreshment
Written February 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 32
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Place aux Oignons

We recommend booking Place aux Oignons tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Place aux Oignons tours on Tripadvisor