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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank MKMapman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Chiang Mai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

In the Place du theatre are several splendid old buildings but the Old Bourse - La Vielle Bourse - is a collection of twenty-four identical historical tiny multi-story houses clustered around a square. The exterior view is lovely - but the interior, with stalls selling old books, old prints, antique glassware and other goodies is even better. I am told... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Lovely building. You can enter into the courtyard. There often seems to be something going on. The first time we went in there was a flea market. On Sunday evening, a tango evening - locals dancing the tango. A lovely sight and beautiful to watch (Sunday evenings in July, August & September). It costs nothing to enter and lovely to... More 

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