You will not often see the Grand Place as empty as it was here on a Sunday morning. On other days it is the place where people meet and mingle; just walk across to get around this compact old city; enjoy the space and the architecture; take coffee, a beer or a full meal.
This very Flemish house on the Charles De Gaulle square is the headquarter the local newspaper "La voix du Nord". It also houses a big shopping center. The golden statues on top represent the 3 former provinces of the region : Artois, Flandres and Henegovia.
This square, also called La Grande Place, is the heart of Lille. It's a big square, almost entirely car free, surrounded by the typical houses that can be found all around old Lille. In the middle of the square stands the statue of La Colonne de la Déesse (pillar of Goddess). The statue commemorates the siege of Lille by the Austrians in 1792, after the Revolution. Other important buildings here are the Vieille Bourse and Voix du Nord building.
This Art Deco building on the Grand Place has a Flemish step gable with golden statues on top. They represent Artois, Flandres and Henegovia.
There is a big shopping center inside the building on the groundfloor.
Place du General de Gaulle or the Grand' Place is Lille's main square.
It is mostly pedestrianised, surrounded by grand buildings and the cities main meeting place.
In the centre of the square is a fountain and around this is the column of Deesse, the goddess and a symbol of the city, which commemorates the bravery of the locals during the siege of Lille back in 1792.
Come to the square to admire the grandeur of Lille.
The Place du Général de Gaulle is shorty called Grand'Place, the market square of Lille. This place is the heart of Lille and is full of history with the old stock exchange, the theatre, beautiful Flemish facades, cafés and a big fountain in the middle. During summer, lots of people sit on the bench of the fountain to read, to watch people go by or simply to do nothing.
The Grand place of Lille is in the heart of the old city center.It's great to spend some time;watching people;have a look at the historical buildings.From here you have easy acces to all parts of the city.
The Grand Place, a highlight of the Lille and its Goddess with La Vieille Bourse (the old stock exchange building)
Right in the heart of the city is this impressive square. Its centre point is the column and is surrounded by some architectural gems such as the stock exchange (Bourse) and lots of cafes.
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