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Vieux Lille 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

1. Vieux Lille 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Visit Lille's most charming district and admire its architecture, shops, and museums on a 2-hour guided walk. Learn about the old town's heritage and history from your guide as you pass Vieux Lille's landmarks and monuments. Some of the attractions you’ll see include the Palais Rihour, the main square, the Old Stock Exchange, the Opera House, the Chamber of Commerce, and Notre-Dame de la Treille Cathedral. The tour will conclude near the Hospice Comtesse. Founded in 1237 by Jeanne de Flandre, the Hospice features a display of works from Lille's past including objects from everyday life, wooden sculptures, earthenware, furniture, and paintings.

Lille: 2-Hour Segway Tour

2. Lille: 2-Hour Segway Tour

Choose to start your 2-hour Segway tour of Lille by getting picked up from your accommodation or meeting your guide at the starting point. Wander along the walls of the well-preserved Citadelle and get acquainted with 17th-century military architecture. Then, head to the heart of the Old Town and soak in the elegant atmosphere of "le Vieux-Lille" in front of the neo-Gothic Notre-Dame de la Treille. From there, wander on to reach the oldest monument in Lille: the Hospice Comtesse. Originally used as a hospital, the Hospice Comtesse today hosts a historical museum that immerses you in the lifestyle and historical events of previous centuries. Next, ride along the Rue de Gand, taking time to appreciate its collection of typical "estaminets" (combination cafe-pub-restaurants). Leap back into the 21st century with a stop in Euralille, the modern commercial center that shows how the capital city of Flanders has changed with the times. Finally, arrive at La Place du Théâtre and La Grand Place to check out the Opera and the famous Vieille Bourse, the old stock exchange that stands today as one of the city's most important monuments.

Lille : Vieux-Lille Walking Tour

3. Lille : Vieux-Lille Walking Tour

Your private walking tour of Vieux Lille begins at a designated meeting point in the old town. As you wander through the picturesque streets, your guide will provide insights into the history and culture of the area. You'll visit landmarks such as the Palais Rihour, the main square, the Old Stock Exchange, the Opera House, the Chamber of Commerce, and Notre-Dame de la Treille Cathedral. Along the way, you'll hear stories about life in Vieux Lille and learn about the significance of each site. The tour concludes near the Hospice Comtesse, where you can explore the museum's collection of works from Lille's past.

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Offelya was very informative and walked us round some very interesting locations. I would certainly recommend her to others. Thank you

Our guide Marie was very interesting, passionate and cultured. The visit was perfect for discovering Lille for a weekend. THANKS.

One of the best tours l've done and would recommend it to anybody who enjoys fast moving trips. Just brilliant.

Our guide Émilie was friendly and very knowledgeable and we would recommend the tour.

Excellent tour with Catherine. I learnt a lot about the city.