Vieux Lille, Lille

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    The old town

    by shavy Written May 21, 2014
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    The architecture in Lille is highly variable and the old town (Vieux Lille) has a medieval character while the center doing too much more modern

    Vieux Lille, the old center of Lille has a medieval character you'll find old small streets where the shops, restaurants and art galleries are located definitely worth a visit
    The old city was serious and nicely restored often this happens without government support

    Thereby accommodate these historic buildings mostly upscale shops or offices, the population expansion was very good in the hand held by building new towns on the outskirts
    Villeneuve d'Ascq is a good example, Lille themselves will have no big blocks and has only 150,000 inhabitants

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    Old Lille

    by Nemorino Written Nov 30, 2013

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    Pub and bakery on Rue Basse
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    Vieux Lille (Old Lille) is a district just north of the city center and east of the Citadel. This district doesn’t seem to have any exact boundaries, but Rue Basse is certainly part of it. The streets are rather narrow and there are lots of quaint old pubs and restaurants, so it is a popular tourist destination.

    Second photo: One of the big problems of Old Lille is that most of the streets are open to cars, even though there is obviously no room for them.

    Next: Rue Royale

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    Vieux Lille

    by barryg23 Written Jul 19, 2007

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    A hugely popular part of Lille, with historic buildings and a good choice of bars and restaurants, Vieux Lille (old Lille) should be on every visitor's itinerary. The streets of Vieux Lille are winding and cobbled which lends it a certain charm but also makes it difficult to explore without a map. Notre Dame de la Treille and Musee de l’Hopsice Comtesse are two worthwhile stops when exploring Vieux Lille.

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    Vieux Lille

    by Mahieu Written Aug 12, 2004

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    Vieux Lille or Old Lille is perhaps the most picturesque district of Lille. 17th century cobbled streets, antique shops, some nice restaurants and close by a big park: a great area to walk in. It is situated in and around Rue de la Monnaie. This is also the area where the Musée Hospice Comtesse is situated (see next tip)

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    Everyone says to visit old...

    by Skylink Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Everyone says to visit old Lille (vieux Lille) which is not too far from the train station and immediately north of Place General de Gaulle. FNAC is a large bookstore on the square. The tower near here is not open for visitors.

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    The Christmas market in December

    by mickebear Written Feb 15, 2005

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    The Old Town or Vieille Ville is covered by small kiosks and stands selling all kinds of Christmas stuff, from Quebec to Alsace.

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    Vieux Lille

    by Oana_bic Written Jan 4, 2005

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    heres the charming Vieux Lille with its narrow tiny streets in one of its busiest days of the year - La braderie..

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    Old bakery

    by Helga67 Written Nov 14, 2004

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    Old bakery

    On the corner of Place Louis de Bettignies and Rue des Bonnes Rappes stands a very old bakery. It's a lovely little shop dating from 1793.

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    Historical center

    by benidormone Updated Nov 10, 2003

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    Old city center

    The old city center of Lille with the narrow streets and beatifull renovated houses,is very much alive.There are lots of shops,cafes,restaurants and museums.

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