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Old Stock Exchange Lille, visit

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Leisure & Discovery

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Address :
Vieille Bourse - Old Stock Exchange in Lille
30, place Charles-de-Gaulle
59800, Lille

FRANCE

Phone Number :
0 891 56 20 04


Mood : To learn

Description

Restored to its former glory.

Built between 1652 and 1653, it is considered by many to be the most beautiful monument in Lille. A lively spot, the Vieille bourse (Old Exchange) welcomes booksellers and chess players to its courtyard every afternoon except Monday, with tango demonstrations held in the summer.

Composed of 24 identical houses surrounding a cloister, the eye is attracted by the infinite variety of caryatids that adorn the pilasters. The same opulence is reflected in the decoration of windows, with curved or triangular pediments decorated with cartouches, garlands and succulent fruits in the manner of the Flemish Renaissance.

Visitors may observe the Lions of Flanders sculpted on the portals that recall the time when Lille was part of the Netherlands. On all four sides, above the second floor windows, cartouches are painted in bright colours, symbols of contemporaneous businesses. Business sponsorship of the restoration work has restored the Vieille bourse to its former splendour.

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Leisure & Discovery

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Address :
Vieille Bourse - Old Stock Exchange in Lille
30, place Charles-de-Gaulle
59800, Lille

FRANCE

Phone Number :
0 891 56 20 04


Mood : To learn