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FREE THINGS TO DO IN Lille

TOP FREE ATTRACTIONS IN Lille

Traveler's Guide to Top Attractions In Lille For Free

Free Things To Do in Lille - 2018

1. The Old Stock Exchange (Free)

2 Free Tourist Attraction

France has many architectural treasures, but the Old Stock Exchange is simply at the top of the list. It dates back to 1653 when it was completed. Its design instils an aura of grace and peace in the hearts of its visitors. Julien Destrée was the one who designed it with the touch of Flemish Renaissance and woodwork. The walls have elaborate paintings of amazing artistic patterns that are still the talk of the town. The building reached completion under the reign of Louis XIV, and became the commercial centre of north of France. Strategically positioned, this building faces the Grand Palace in Lille, which is also a famous attraction. What adds to the fame of this attraction is that the Emperor Napoleon III had visited this Old Stock Exchange in 1853. In 1921, this building became an ancient monument in France, and underwent restoration twice until date, once in the 19th century and once between 1989 and 1998, making it a bigger tourist attraction.


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2. Grande Palace (Free)

2 Free Tourist Attraction

Grande Palace is more of a market area, or one might say it is what most people call the square of Lille (Nord). In the medieval ages this square was the main market for wheat. It has been famous for its historic contribution to the existence of Lille and the characteristic feature that attracts most tourists is that it is rich in minerals. Back in 1944, on 12 August the area had a new name in honour of Charles de Gaulle who was a famous general writer in his life. Grande Palace stands as a beautiful monument that symbolizes the rich culture of Lille. The palace has three levels where you will find stylish shops, modern cafes and lots of restaurants. There are four entrances to this historic building and each entrance signifies a unique concept. The Cornucopius symbolizes happiness and wealth, the Turkish turbaned heads symbolize eastern markets, the Lions signify that Lille belongs to Netherlands and the arcades (with medallions) honour great men who contributed to science.


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3. Zoo De Lille (Free)

4 Free Tourist Attraction

Zoo De Lille is the great zoo of the city of Lille. The zoo opened in 1950 and continues to grow until now, and it occupies 3.5 hectares. The park hosts more than 300 animals of diverse species, all well tamed and kept under the ideal natural conditions that suit them. Free entry into one of its sites attracts a large number of tourists each year. In 2000, the zoo was located in 9th place of the French cultural and recreational sites with a total of 1.4 million visitors a year, and 4 h position behind parks Disneyland, the Futuroscope, and the Asterix Park. Lille Zoo is a member of the French Association of Zoological Parks, the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.


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4. La Grande Braderie De Lille, France (Free)

4.5 Free Tourist Attraction

La Grande Braderie De Lille is famous as the largest flea market in Europe. It gathers two to three million visitors every year. This place was originated in the 12th century. This market has evolved from time to time. This place has its own significant history, which anyone must visit when he/she visits Lillie. This is the finest place for one to drop by to have an amazing time among millions of people who gather every year to have a quality time in a fabulous city that offers magnificent attractions such as La Grande Braderie De Lille. Multiple busses and subways give add more charm to this grand attraction. In addition to the amazing buildings and people, there are fares, marathons and the grand flea market to attend. Visiting Braderie De Lille is no problem at all since getting there is convenient.


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5. Lille Tourist Office (Free)

4 Free Tourist Attraction

The Lille Tourist Office found in the previous gothic church of a fifteenth century royal residence, assembled by the Duke Philippe the Good of Burgundy. Earlier fire gravely harmed the vast majority of this building, and it remained void until it experienced redesigns, making it suitable for its current use as a traveler office.

The place is a great wellspring of maps and vacationer qualified information. The Tourist Office additionally offers an extent of guided tours, incorporating minibus tours, strolling tours of the old city, visits of the tower and theater of operations tours. The standard postcards, aides and books, blessing thoughts and crafts are additionally sold inside the office. Furthermore, it offers the best traveler guide benefits to make their visit beneficial. Qualified information noticing visitor habitations is likewise simple to gain entrance.


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6. Citadel Park and Zoo Lille (Free)

3.5 Free Tourist Attraction

This is one of Lille’s largest parks (60 hectares) and frequently visited by tourists in Lille. It comes as a source of fresh air and a fascinating insight into wildlife. The Deûle canal enriches the park with the Bios de Boulogne Woods, which surround the zoo. The woods also extend encircling the ramparts of Vauban’s Citade. These woods are actually, what attract more visitors each year, as there are some amazing collections of trees like the Giant Sequoia, Montpellier Maple, and the Corsican pine. Entry here is free, and it is home to 400 different animals from 70 diverse species. There are lots of zebras, monkeys, and panthers to watch, as well as some rare bird species. The environment is ideal for elders and kids alike. Tourists in Lille make it a priority to visit this attraction.


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7. Place Rihour Christmas Market (Free)

5 Free Tourist Attraction

An amazing Christmas Market in Lillie is offering an exquisite touring adventure. Impressive monuments to Lille’s war history are here as well. Many people visit this market prior or during Christmas to shop for gifts and other Christmas decoration accessories. This market is not that big, but it is always crowded and festive, December is its season. Many resting spots, such as restaurants and hotels, surround the market so that the tourist could have a lot of adventure at this area. Tourist offices are there to guide all the visitors to have a wonderful and enchanting time. All the destinations at Lillie famous, and there are other popular attractions near the Rihour Christmas Market. Tourists can have an extraordinary touring trip in Lillie and have an easy walk around in this area. The touring staff in this area is quite cooperative.


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8. Old Lille (Free)

4.5 Free Tourist Attraction

Old Lille District or ‘Vieux Lille’ is an old side of Lille having a lot of historical significance. This area is frequently crowded by tourists. This side of Lille is the center of numerous hotels and restaurants that define the rich cultural heritage of this city. It is easy to find tour guides in this area as well. There are many memories related to century’s old historic war situations in France, and some romantic sites as well. This triggers curiosity in tourists making them eager to visit this part of Lille. It is not too far from Lille airport, and it is near historical monuments and landmarks. This area absorbs a lot the interest of tourists from all over the world, which is why tourists and visitors crowd it all the time. Museums are not too far from this destination either. Tourists can get here via railways and bus stations situated near this attraction.

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9. Place du Theatre (Free)

4 Free Tourist Attraction

Place du Theatre now known as place André Malraux is a path of 1st district of Paris in France. The Vieille Bourse connects Place du Theatre lays north of Grand Place and the two squares. The main buildings here are the opera house, which dominates one side of the square and the Chambre de Commere et d’Industrie, whose tall belfry can be seen from many parts of the city.

After the unfortunate fire in 1907, Louis-Marie Cordonnier who was one of the best architects in Lille built an Opera House. The style resembles those structures in Monte Carlo and Paris, designed by the inspiring Charles Garnier. Germans were the once who inaugurated this theatre in 1914. After that, it had a second inauguration in 1923 by French. The theatre reopened after six years of improvement and renovation in 2003 December. Now the inside of the theatre has luxurious decoration and an epic staircase done in Louis XVI’s style. It comprises of bronze, marble, gold, sparkling crystals and stucco. The building can hold 1136 spectators making it the largest theatre in Lille.


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10. Latina Café (Free)

5 Free Tourist Attraction

Latina café is located at 42/44 Rue Massena, Lille, France. It is popular, famous and the favorite of so many tourists. This is an extraordinary café to visit with family or friends at any time of the year.I For those visiting Lillie, it would not be a good idea to ignore Latina café. This is a grand place where people can dance, drink, and party. This place is busy and festive all through the year, and crowded by tourists and locals who love life and love to party. There are many attractions near this area, along with luxurious hotels and restaurants. This café is for lively people, who are eager to celebrate their lives in the city of love and war. In fact, if you want to learn Salsa, this is the opportunity of a lifetime. Every tourist must visit this attraction or else he/she would miss the real excitement of visiting Lille.


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