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Originally, on the spot stood de porte des malades (gate of the sick), which was not to the liking of a French kind, who decided that there should be a grand gate, as well as fortifications. The result is a nice piece of architecture, with...More
Porte de Paris is a unique looking gate monument.Porte de Paris is located close by to the Belfry and I actually enjoyed this tourist attraction more.This is also found around a roundabout,it wasn't busy when we visited so safe to cross over.It is a quirky...More
Located just out of the CBD, the Porte de Paris is an impressive ancient gate in Lille. It is a good meeting point, and is the starting point for the free walking tour in Lille. The gate has some impressive features including the statues, and...More
One of the remaining old city gates of the city. Marking the conquering by Napoleon III, the gate is decorated with heralding angels and Roman gods. We passed if on our city tour and saw it from the top of the Beffroi de Lille.
It is worth the walk to see this beautiful gateway. It is not far from the city centre and there is a large park just south of it as well. If you are heading to the Beffroi and city hall it is right there.