Place Rihour, Lille

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    War memorial Palais Rihour
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    Place Rihour

    by alectrevor Updated Sep 17, 2014

    Nice little square 200 metres from Grand Place.There are cafes , a metro station, Palais Rihour and tourist office where you can buy the Lille city pass. The city pass gets free entry to 27 tourist sites and use on public transport, 1 day costs 18 euro and 2 days costs 30 euro.

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    Place Rihour

    by shavy Written May 5, 2014

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    A beautiful square centrally located in the center of Lille, in this square you will find the main tourist office it stands on the corner of the square
    You also find small pyramid glass which is been using for some extra light on the underlying subway station
    The streets of Place Rihour are popular for cafes and restaurants where it is lovely to stay while enjoying a Belgian beer, furthermore, it is a pleasant location for an outdoor setting

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    Place Rihour

    by Nemorino Updated Nov 30, 2013

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    Place Rihour is a lively public square in the city center of Lille, just 200 meters from the Grand’Place and the opera house. It has a Metro station and a large war memorial, and it the site of an historic palace called Palais Rihour, which is now the home of the Lille Office of Tourism.

    Palais Rihour was built in the 15th century, starting in the year 1453, but has been modified considerably in the intervening centuries.

    Location and photo of Palais Rihour on monumentum.fr.

    On one side of Place Rihour there are some fine examples of Flemish Renaissance architecture, as shown on my photo and on monumentum.fr.

    Next: Guided walking tour

    Flemish architecture at Place Rihour
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  • CHRISTMAS MARKET 0 - other shops 10

    by JSBLONDON Written Dec 11, 2006

    We chose Lille because for our week-end because it had a large Christmas market, but we were sorely disappointed. The market was very over crowded ( well what did we expect) you got carried along with the crowd so it was difficult to stop and look at any thing. I would have feared for any small child if I had one with me.
    The stalls are all in those contrived ski chalet style huts and there was nothing I had'nt seen at other smaller less crowded markets. All in all we could not wait to leave the market.

    However the shopping in the rest of Lille was fantastic. Such a great selection spead over lots of streets easy to walk about, window shop and browse before deciding what to buy. There are all the european usual suspects including Zara ( 2 shops ) H &M , Kooki, Mango, Etam + C&A . French Stores Pritemps etc plus loads of smaller local boutiques & traders not forgetting Hermes & Luis Vuiton. It was very busy because of the tourist in town for the market, but still impressive and enjoyable.

    I plan to return in a couple of weeks after Christmas and bring some friends for a great shopping week-end.

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    Place & Palais Rihour

    by Oana_bic Written Jul 30, 2004

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    This Palace bears witness to the splendours of the Burgundy period, was bought by the town from the king of Spain in 1664. The successive wars and occupations resulted in considerable damage to the building and the fire in 1916 completed its destruction. The tourist board head office is also housed in a part of the original building.

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    Place Rihour

    by sue_stone Updated Sep 19, 2004

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    Place du General de Gaulle joins onto Place Rihour.

    Place Rihour is home to a huge war memorial, and a plastic pyramid fountain - quite a contrast!!

    The tourist office can be found here too.

    Place Rihour
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