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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” (11 reviews)
Place du Theatre, 59000, Lille, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 7 August 2017

You can go inside to the market, which allows you to see the interior of the building - beautiful architecture and worth a closer look.

Thank Ldn1987
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Lille's old town is filled with lovely old buildings. I chanced upon the Stock Exchange as I was exploring the town. I actually didn't know it was open but I came upon a door and walked in. It was an old courtyard inside. there were...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We didn't know it was open to visit so when we saw an open door we got in ;) The courtyard was full of goods (books, comics, goblets and God only know what else!) and very polite sellers behind their goods ready to trade. Enjoy...More

Thank crazyglobetrotter
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old building certainly one of the most impressive in this very pretty city,well worth checking it out.

Thank Denise G
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Effectively an old courtyard where traders sell old magazines, postcards, posters etc. A bit of a flea market. Building itself is fascinating, old and quaint but there are lots like it around northern Europe

Thank F1523XKdavidc
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Old beautiful building with atrium inside where you can buy old books or posters. This building is must see in Lille.

Thank RolandNavratil
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