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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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“book market” (13 reviews)
“second hand” (12 reviews)
Place du Theatre, 59000, Lille, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great architecture with a mini ice-rink with glittering lights making it a festive treat. The rink was surrounded with little local stalls selling food, clothing and other knick knacks

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delight to find the old Bourse filled with stalls containing used books, old periodicals, antique prints and vintage toys.

Thank GlenEllynDad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's everything the guide books say: Fantastic features, ancient books, maps and posters. Correct right down to the chess players.

Thank Brain-Davies
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The Vielle Bourse is a very interesting-looking building from the outside. However when we visited it was not possible to see the 24 houses set around the interior courtyard as the inside of the building was closed for restoration.

Thank David_Wokingham
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We were walking in Lille and saw this old building and enjoyed the ice skating arena and as well as book stores, recommending to go.

Thank nihan19721969
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Worth to spend the time to visit this old building.There have second-hand stuff and books for sale.very interesting! When you visit Old Stock Exchange, just be slow down and enjoy French tempo.

1  Thank miajazz
Reviewed 13 October 2017

One of the nicest buildings in town. Well worth a walk around and through the courtyard to admire the architecture and the way the structure has been so well maintained.

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Another lovely example of the very pretty architecture Lille has to offer Went on a lovely winters day so colours really stood out in the light.

Thank socialentrepreneur
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A lovely old building externally and with a charming courtyard inside. While you can't go inside, the booksellers and occasional artist that now seem to be permanently in the courtyard are worth a few minutes of your time. Perusing the old books and magazines is...More

1  Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Truly a beautiful building. Not sure if we could visit the inside. The tourist office told us that, unfortunately, it was not possible. So we took some pictures of the exterior instead.

Thank Dan K
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