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Old Stock Exchange

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Address: Place du Theatre, 59000, Lille, France
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Designed by architect Julien Destrée, the Old Stock Exchange (circa 1653)...

Designed by architect Julien Destrée, the Old Stock Exchange (circa 1653) is a magnificent example of the Flemish baroque style.

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Collectors Paradise

An attractive building hiding an interesting courtyard. There was a large stall with items for collectors - glass, brass, pewter,ceramics, metal work and maps, old... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An attractive building hiding an interesting courtyard. There was a large stall with items for collectors - glass, brass, pewter,ceramics, metal work and maps, old weeklymagazines etc. That was the only stall open at lunch time but later in the afternoon several bouquinistes were open for business. I found something to my taste and shall be backtimimg myself for the... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We went in as part of a guided tour which was great as we learned about the building and history. Apparently in the summer they hold Tango dances in the courtyard which I am sure must be great.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The old stock exchange building is attractive from the outside, located between two of the main squares in central Lille, facing the Opera across the place du Theatre and the Theatre du Nord across the place de Ch. de Gaulle. Unlike most of the older buildings you can freely go into its central courtyard in the afternoon (except on Mondays)... More 

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Thank MKMapman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Lovely building and the internal square is now being used to sell old books. Well worth 20 mins to have a look and maybe buy an old poster etc.

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Lille, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

It's an impressive looking building but nothing more. We had a cup of coffee in one of the shops on the ground floor. I wasn't aware there was anything more to it or you could get in, similar to most if this area it's not signposted.

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My favourite building in the city. Important for economical reasons in the past, now it is foundamental for touristic reasons. Flemish in the style, it's a building that you cannot just ignore. Get inside and visit the fairs often organized inside and spend some of your time here. In conclusion, a building as not so many others in the world.... More 

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Brussels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

La Vieille Bourse, the former commercial exchange of Lille, is not only a stunning building, it is also a delightful place. From the outside, it looks like a single building but it is in fact composed of 24 identical houses built around a beautiful arcaded courtyard with slender columns. On top of the tower stands a statue of Mercury, patron... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Dominates the picturesque town square. The open air internal square now used as a flea market of mainly books, posters and bric a brac. Unless you are there to study the architecture the visit will not need more than 10 minutes plus any browsing time of the flea market.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

very nice place. You fell like you came back to Medieval era and everything around is historic and expressive.

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The old stock exchange building is fascinating. It is run down and presently used as a casual market place for local items such as used books but it is a very impressive building and well worth a look.

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