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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
$46.21 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
star-4
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.
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🥂💕
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very easy and straightforward to...
Julie M, Jan 2016
Lille City Sightseeing Tour
very easy and straightforward to book and tour gives a good way to see Lille on a quick visit.
star-5
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
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.
star-5
Absolutely fascinating tour through...
Peter H, Nov 2015
Lille City Sightseeing Tour
Absolutely fascinating tour through a lovely city, really good for learning about Lille and getting one's bearings. Well worth going on.
star-5
My first time in Lille and have a...
CINDY W, Jul 2016
Unique Tour of Lille by Convertible 2CV - 1h00
My first time in Lille and have a perfect tour with a perfect local guide-Thomas!!!!! He is so funny, friendly and full of knowledge about the city. The car exactly is my favourite color. Highly recommend to everyone. C'est parfait!!!
star-5
It was the highlight of our visit to...
Dr David W, Jun 2016
Unique Tour of Lille by Convertible 2CV - 1h00
It was the highlight of our visit to Lille. Great fun and great guide.Thoroughly recommended.
star-5
Unfortunately we didnt get to go on...
Melanie G, Apr 2016
Lille City Sightseeing Tour
Unfortunately we didnt get to go on the 1st April as the bus driver was ill, but our trip was rearranged for 2nd April at 11am. Trip was excellent, very informative and the head sets, with English commentary were cery good and I liked the bits of film that went with it, to show you the inside of some of the buildings.
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This little tour was terrific...
Deborah T, Apr 2017
Unique Tour of Lille by Convertible 2CV - 1h00
This little tour was terrific - lovely friendly driver with a great command of English and marvellous knowledge about the town, and able to point out things we would never have noticed walking around on our own. It allowed us to go back and explore the things we wanted to see without wandering aimlessly. And a glass of champagne to make us smile even more.

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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