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Gate is cool, but smells of pee.

Yeah pretty much what the title says. The gate is cool, especially if you're into fortifications... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Disonyxiated
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Lille, France
Historic landmark

This gate likely is overlooked by a lot of visitors to Lille but is worth seeing for its historic... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Annette M
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Calgary, Canada
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6 Sep 2018
“Gate is cool, but smells of pee.”
12 Jul 2018
“Historic landmark”
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

Yeah pretty much what the title says. The gate is cool, especially if you're into fortifications and plan to see the bits of the old city walls that remain, unfortunately since the gate isn't really used for traffic people go here to pee and so...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

This gate likely is overlooked by a lot of visitors to Lille but is worth seeing for its historic significance. According to the plaques on it, it was built in the 1600's and restored in the 1800's, so it is amazing to think of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Annette M
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Looks like city authorities do not care about this place. I personally witnessed a mid aged lady using the passage as toilet in the middle of the day! It stinks of urine hence better stay at the safe distance.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank openseas
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Not the best door of the city, so make a visit only if you have time. Very close to the new station, it is in the middle of a nice and charming park but it seems as if it needed to be renewed. Not impressive.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Davide G
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I was disappointed. It is not one of the most attractive city gates albeit it does look better from the park side than the railway station side.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank mitsilad
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was located around the corner from our hotel so it wa nice to walk in the park on a sunny day and wander through here.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Chris1862
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The old gate erected in 1620 used to form part of the city wall when the city was under control of the Spanish Netherlands. It can be seen from Euro Lille and is only a short walk from the station. Set in the small but...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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