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Designed by architect Julien Destrée, the Old Stock Exchange (circa 1653) is a magnificent example of the Flemish baroque style.
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Place du Theatre, 59000, Lille, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely building in the main square cannot miss it. Worth a quick trip inside for second hand books or retro goods.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lorna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Worth a quick visit. Lovely architecture and in the courtyard inside is a secondhanded book market, which also sells magazines, annuals, records etc. Offers good shelter from the rain!.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

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!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mightyhorns
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This building has a central courtyard, surrounded by a "cloisters" in which stalls selling books, posters etc are set up. Beautiful setting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank saracenoWessex
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank celikp
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KatrienS955
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building, a must see in Lille. Used as a market that mainly sells old books. Opens at 1 pm.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 47rang
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank carollZ7703SV
Reviewed 9 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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