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Lille Old Town (Vieux Lille)
Lille Old Town (Vieux Lille)

Lille Old Town (Vieux Lille)

Free admission
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The Basics

The atmospheric Old Town (Vieux-Lille) is rich in 16th- and 17th-century architecture. Walk its cobblestoned streets and see Flemish-influenced, red-brick buildings as you wander. There's no shortage of things to do in the neighborhood that's home to top attractions such as Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille Cathedral, Hospice Comtesse Museum, the Birthplace of Charles de Gaulle, Grand Place, and Vieille Bourse (Old Stock Exchange). For ease, discover history-saturated Vieux-Lille on a walking, biking, or driving tour.

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Unique Tour of Lille by Convertible 2CV - 1h00
Unique Tour of Lille by Convertible 2CV - 1h00
$46.04 per adult
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Vintage tour!
This was an excellent tour provided by a knowledgeable guide with fun stories. Definitely recommend using this a good starting point to know where to go and what to see in Lille.
Regina C, Oct 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Lille

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AMAZING - RECOMMENDED
Sasha788, Sep 2019
Unique Tour of Lille by Convertible 2CV - 1h00
what an amazing way to see Lille. A fun ride in a 2CV and a stop for a glass of champagne. An excellent English speaking guide with loads of interesting information.
star-5
Pierre was awesome!
jg2703, Aug 2019
Unique Tour of Lille by Convertible 2CV - 1h00
Brilliant insight into the city, went with a friend but would recommend to anyone. Champagne was top class
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Lille by bus
desmond d, Jun 2019
Lille City Sightseeing Tour
On arriving at Lille there is no street or square location on booking, only phone number. When I showed the Lille tourist shop they were surprised that it was not indicated. Where you have two phone numbers on the same sheet of the booking is on surely one of them could be included.
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The bus was a great way to see the...
Kurt H, Aug 2016
Lille City Sightseeing Tour
The bus was a great way to see the highlights of Antwerp!
star-5
Outstanding tour!
AZLife49, May 2019
Unique Tour of Lille by Convertible 2CV - 1h00
Our guide, Pierre, was the best tour guide! Very knowledgeable and personable! The tour was fantastic and Pierre made it that must better! Thank you for the experience and memories🥂💕
star-4
Our trip to Lille was a great...
Dipendra M, Jun 2017
Unique Tour of Lille by Convertible 2CV - 1h00
Our trip to Lille was a great experience. The traffic got us started late than scheduled time, however, going around the city with our guide in the convertible was a great experience. Needless to say, the Chanpagne break next to a lake was awesome too.
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A fun way to see and learn about the...
Mrs Julie L, Jul 2017
Unique Tour of Lille by Convertible 2CV - 1h00
A fun way to see and learn about the city. Car was great, driver/guide was fun, informative, proud of his home and easy to get along with. We revisited several of the places he pointed out to us and we weren't disappointed. Champagne was a nice touch. I'd do it again.
star-4
Enjoyable and informative despite the...
P b J, Mar 2014
Lille City Sightseeing Tour
Enjoyable and informative despite the weather being rubbish
star-4
A short little ride but I would surely...
Harry C, May 2011
Lille City Sightseeing Tour
A short little ride but I would surely do it again if I get to go again.
star-4
Great fun way to look about and our...
Marlene B, Sep 2016
Unique Tour of Lille by Convertible 2CV - 1h00
Great fun way to look about and our driver guide was a delight !

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Located just adjacent to the neighborhood, the star-shaped Citadelle de Lille, a hilltop fortification, is a highlight, and is home to a zoo and walking trails.

  • Vieux-Lille was once surrounded by fortification walls; venture to the Porte de Gand—a listed Historic Monument—to see one of the area’s centuries-old entryways.

  • To admire some of Vieux-Lille’s oldest buildings, head to the neighborhood’s Place aux Oignons (Onions Square) and the surrounding streets.

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How to Get There

Located just a quick stroll from Lille’s two major train stations—the Gare de Lille Flandres and Gare de Lille Europe—Vieux-Lille is an easy-to-access neighborhood. It is also served by the Lille Metro, as well as numerous bus lines, including the dedicated Vieux-Lille Shuttle.

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When to Get There

There’s never a bad time to visit Vieux-Lille. By day, its historic architecture is picture-perfect and its monuments are ready to explore, while its bars and restaurants come alive after dark.

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The Marché du Concert

Want to mingle with locals and see how the Lillois live (and dine)? Venture to the Place du Concert from from early morning to early afternoon on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays to browse its lively, gourmet food market.

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