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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 6 days ago

Treasures all over, hidden gems, bric a brace, posters, postcards, glasses, tea sets, books and magazines .... in the fantastic courtyard with gorgeous architecture.

Thank annesoseaview_IOW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The courtyard area is packed full of second-hand bookseller’s tables stacked high with old newspaper clippings and novels. The actual building is found at the Grand Place, Lille city centre and is highly impressive and only a stone’s throw from the Column of the Goddess...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical for this city very nice building with big free space in it, where people sell books and newspapers. Make mood of city

Thank Марина А
Reviewed 6 December 2017

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 4 December 2017

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

Thank GlenEllynDad
Reviewed 17 November 2017

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
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