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Address: Place du Theatre, 59000, Lille, France

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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Beautiful Architectural

Its located in the central in the same area with Grand Place (in front of it). I did not enter the building but from outside it looked beautiful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Steenwijk, The Netherlands
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely building with some interesting history. There is an antiques market inside mostly selling old magazines and old collectables. Many of the stalls appear to be closed during the week.

Thank MarysiaRTW
Steenwijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its located in the central in the same area with Grand Place (in front of it). I did not enter the building but from outside it looked beautiful.

Thank monalizzamulder
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

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 

Thank Tobywebb35
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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.

Thank Tennisbanch
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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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.

Thank y6GVR
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.

Thank Greenshanks
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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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.

Thank Peter B

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