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Grande Place, Lille

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Rising from the center square in Grande Place is the "Column of the Goddess," sculpted by Théophile Bra in 1842. Unlike many central plazas, this is not centered around a church or a belfry, making the statue the square's primary feature. The sculpture is a memorial of the Siege of 1792, when the Austrian army bombarded the city for nine days and nights, until determined citizens formed a resistance to stop the siege. You'll find quaint boutiques, artistic cartouches, and bustling markets housed in 17th-century buildings surrounding the square. Find out how to plan Lille trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Gorgeous part of downtown Lille. Lots of nice restaurants and shops close by. Beautiful architecture of older building 
    Gorgeous part of downtown Lille. Lots of nice restaurants and shops close by. Beautiful architecture of older building  more »
  • The Grand Place in Lille is surrounded by astounding buildings, each of which lead to side roads leaving from it. By strolling around the square those buildings highlight the important role they play....  more
    The Grand Place in Lille is surrounded by astounding buildings, each of which lead to side roads leaving from it. By strolling around the square those buildings highlight the important role they play....  more »
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  • Grand Place General Charles de Gaulle Square is historically the central square of the city of Lille and houses the largest market in the area. Nice architecture, with many beautiful buildings around it. Cobbled streets that lead you to discover the magic that is hidden in the adjacent streets and the smallest alleys.
  • Amazing place to visit during Christmas season. Beautiful vibes, nice decorations, yummy food and games for adults and kids. Moreover, the architecture of the buildings is spectacular. I highly recommend this place.

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