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Designed by architect Julien Destrée, the Old Stock Exchange (circa 1653) is a magnificent example of the Flemish baroque style.
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“book market” (13 reviews)
“second hand” (12 reviews)
Place du Theatre, 59000, Lille, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's everything the guide books say: Fantastic features, ancient books, maps and posters. Correct right down to the chess players.

Thank Brain-Davies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Vielle Bourse is a very interesting-looking building from the outside. However when we visited it was not possible to see the 24 houses set around the interior courtyard as the inside of the building was closed for restoration.

Thank David_Wokingham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walking in Lille and saw this old building and enjoyed the ice skating arena and as well as book stores, recommending to go.

Thank nihan19721969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth to spend the time to visit this old building.There have second-hand stuff and books for sale.very interesting! When you visit Old Stock Exchange, just be slow down and enjoy French tempo.

1  Thank miajazz
Reviewed 13 October 2017

One of the nicest buildings in town. Well worth a walk around and through the courtyard to admire the architecture and the way the structure has been so well maintained.

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Another lovely example of the very pretty architecture Lille has to offer Went on a lovely winters day so colours really stood out in the light.

Thank socialentrepreneur
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A lovely old building externally and with a charming courtyard inside. While you can't go inside, the booksellers and occasional artist that now seem to be permanently in the courtyard are worth a few minutes of your time. Perusing the old books and magazines is...More

1  Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Truly a beautiful building. Not sure if we could visit the inside. The tourist office told us that, unfortunately, it was not possible. So we took some pictures of the exterior instead.

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This place is just off Grand Place. We went in when there was a little market going on. I am not sure how frequently this happens (we went on a Saturday afternoon). There were loads of little things to buy - it's more like car...More

Thank lilyindia
Reviewed 14 August 2017

An attractive court yard building now enjoyed by artists and book sellers to offer their wares. The environment is artisan and also stimulating to the mind. An experience in a less modern world.

Thank Ken W
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