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Old Stock Exchange

Place du Theatre, 59000, Lille, France
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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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"book market"
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"beautiful building"
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"inner courtyard"
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"second hand books"
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"inside the building"
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"book sellers"
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"knick knacks"
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"flea market"
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"books and magazines"
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"playing chess"
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"stalls selling"
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"flemish renaissance"
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"old building"
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Reviewed today

One of the beautiful grand buildings on one of the main squares. The outside looks great, indied is a courtyard where people sell all sorts of second hand stuff etc. Entrance to this is free. You cannot get inside the building itself though.

Thank TinekevB
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Reviewed yesterday

This was by far the most favourite building I saw in our entire European trip. Lille itself is a very quaint small town - lots of shops & restaurants. University city so has lots going on. We did a historical walking tour which was very...More

Thank Jacqueline S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to visit Lille and the Grand Place old town. It is a quaint open area surrounded by beautiful buildings. The most beautiful building of all was the Old Stock Exchange. Majestic and restored, the center square is worth going to for this building...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning g building outside and inside. Have a good rummage through the books and artwork. You never know what you will find....one of my favorite buildings in Lille.

Thank mgiIreland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just off the main square. It is a lively old building with lots of information and some stalls. A lovely little place to browse and enjoy some shade. I recommend a look!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice building located on the Grand Place. Make sure that you don’t go early morning as you will not be able to get into the inner courtyard as the gates will be locked. This is a trading area so leave till after the shops...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by during our morning walk but unfortunately, the inner courtyard was closed. We still took some nice photos of the outside.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

The building, or collection of buildings actually, is stunning to look at on the outside. I went back in the afternoon when you can enter the courtyard where the used book sale is set up, and realized that the walls and doorways also have painting...More

Thank Annette M
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

This building in an architectural gem. I really enjoyed my short visit here. Check the hours to be sure you can see the interior courtyard. There was an awesome vendor selling French antique newspapers inside with lovely illustrations on them (early 1900s). I can't wait...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Very historic old exchange with interesting architectural features and quaint little stalls selling old knick knacks, posters and the like. Chess game knockout in the middle.

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