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Main square where the magnificent 17th-century Vieille Bourse is located.
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Place Charles de Gaulle, 59800, Lille, France
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All reviews watch the world beautiful square people watching christmas market chamber of commerce stock exchange big wheel meeting place shops and restaurants du nord ferris wheel the main square opera house nice architecture within walking distance nice area old town
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a lovely square, far more Flemish than French. Do beware that traffic does come through the square and it can catch you out if you're not looking properly!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bryanmg141
Reviewed 6 February 2019

I visited here just before Christmas and it was so lovely and Christmasy with all the beautiful lights, the ferris wheel and the Christmas displays

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jayne101_12
Reviewed 27 January 2019

Lille is one of the biggest city in France, but wandering on the main square, you could be in any small to medium sized city. I really like this atmosphere.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Thom77450
Reviewed 29 December 2018

If you are in Lille, you HAVE to visit Grand Place, see the building architecture around, with canonballs still inside some building external walls. All the place in north stones! Priceless!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Traveller8071
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Pretty little square, with a few shops and cafes. It's within walking distance of everywhere you would want to visit and if you get peckish..... there's s MacDonalds! Seriously, in this historic square there is an American burger chain peddling it's fast food to bored...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank N4096TTpaulb
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Quite like the Grand Places in Brussells or Antwerp, this is the centre of the old city and has a lot of good restaurants and bars.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StephenS4995
Reviewed 15 November 2018

we spent a long week end in Lille in November and we loved it! it's a beautiful city, full of heritage in between France, Spain, Flandres. People are very friendly and the place is safe. so close to London and so different.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

Lille is a nice town to stop by for one day but that's about max for touring. Clearly, you can stay longer if you want to soak up Flanders french living. The Grand Place is the center of tourist action with great architecture, tons of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Lots of restaurants, cafes, bars and take-aways to enjoy whilst exploring this historical and social centre.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 66Planner
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The buildings that surround this square are very intricate and amazing to look at. Very nice place for a walk, shopping, and some food.

Date of experience: October 2018
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For disabled Drivers: be aware! Parking your car close is possible but not in the direct neighborhood. (5 min walk).
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