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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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All reviews book market beautiful building inner courtyard inside the building second hand books book sellers knick knacks flea market books and magazines playing chess the grand place stalls selling flemish renaissance old building for sale interesting history great architecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Celik P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Katrien S
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.

Thank Ran G
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

Thank Carol L
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

Thank deniscroissant
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting architecture but not much else to see except a second hand book market when we visited, although I believe the interior courtyard is used for a range of events Nonetheless worth a quick look if you're in the area

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The Old Stock Exchange Building is now home to bars, cafes, restaurants and other shops. Situated on the corner of the Grand Place, the building is imposing. The building is well maintained and the shields just below the roof line are one of the better...More

Thank TWal1
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

What a great space inside this building. Beautiful carvings all around and even the drain pipes have fish heads at their bases. There was a book/flea market inside when we went during the day and a salsa dancing event during the evening. Fabulous to watch...More

Thank anteallachleicester
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This is a lovely ornate building where you can enter for freen you walk around the outside as well as enter the inside.

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 19 August 2018

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.

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