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For starters, it's a lovely building. Then inside, if you go at the wrong time of day, it's just a dusty, dull old shell. Go at the right time though, and you can spend an hour rummaging through boxes of books, posters and old plastic...More
This is a lovely building and shows great architecture. However it takes about 10 minutes to look round and there is nothing extra ordinary to do or see.
It now has a market within selling mainly French tat!!
As you look around in the center of town this is the first building that you notice. Yes, any reference to Lille will include pictures of the Old Stock Exchange, the structure in real life is truly impressive.
Build when Lille was part of Spain, as a partially covered market inside and shops with apartments upstairs on the outside. Currently, nobody lives here anymore, but the shops are still there, and the cloth markets has been converted into a 2nd hand book market...More
During the daytime this is an interesting building with a market in the courtyard. On the Saturday night when we were there there was a huge free party in the middle with salsa music lots of dancing and a really good party vibe. Lots of...More
A handsome old stock exchange - one of the most distinguished buildings in Lille - entrances in the Place du General de Gaulle & Place du Theatre - most afternoons the cloisters inside are filled with second hand & antiquarian booksellers - a must see...More