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Left it too late

Lovely grounds to walk around we arrived too late to gain entrance ( just before 4pm) the area also... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
stevebillericay
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essex
Wow massive

Be prepared to do some walking! Huge complex set amongst some of the most lovely gardens. The... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
LyndaPW
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The fortifications were build by Vauban, and are considered some of the best and most beautiful in France. However, the site is still a major military centre, so one cannot enter the fortifications or the citadelle, other than on a few select days per year....More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely grounds to walk around we arrived too late to gain entrance ( just before 4pm) the area also has a free children park that was good in size and a fun fair was close by but not sure if this was permanently placed, a...More

Thank stevebillericay
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Be prepared to do some walking! Huge complex set amongst some of the most lovely gardens. The walls are facinating along with the lake areas hidden away.

Thank LyndaPW
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Very nice place where the history and the nature are mixed in an unque way. Itțs a nice, quiet place, very suitable for relaxation

Thank donald f
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Definitely an enjoyable place to stroll along the paths and moats and marvel at the scale of construction. The entrance gate gives you an impression of the prestige of the Roi-soleil. Just have your eyes open for the bikes - they are a law unto...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The old citadel has some lovely walkways and scenery around the walls, but the centre is a an active military base and bot available for visits.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

I didn't go in the base, which I believe has restricted access. I did have a walk around the general citadel park though and it's definitely worth a visit, particularly given the lack of green space in Lille.

Thank AlexSebetti
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful place to see, although the citadel is not open to the public. Nice open space to walk around.

Thank sholea1
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I found walking around the citadel fascinating. Passing the first set of ramparts and walking around the killing grounds of the voie de combatants. What would have gone through the mind (apart from a musket ball) of any poor soldier dropping the 50’ into the...More

Thank Skytourist
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We started an evening stroll through town and ended up here at night. It is a good walk and pass through many lovely streets to get here, but there is not much to see at night. You can look up some quick facts to make...More

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