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Nice piece of history/architecture

Not far from the main square. Only takes a few minutes to wander around the outside but worth a... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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A nice gate

A nice gate to visit. Near the belfry and there is also a good cafe on the corner opposite to take... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Oldham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Originally, on the spot stood de porte des malades (gate of the sick), which was not to the liking of a French kind, who decided that there should be a grand gate, as well as fortifications. The result is a nice piece of architecture, with...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Not far from the main square. Only takes a few minutes to wander around the outside but worth a visit.

Thank Ianh26
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Porte de Paris is a unique looking gate monument.Porte de Paris is located close by to the Belfry and I actually enjoyed this tourist attraction more.This is also found around a roundabout,it wasn't busy when we visited so safe to cross over.It is a quirky...More

Thank Marco_Num1
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Located just out of the CBD, the Porte de Paris is an impressive ancient gate in Lille. It is a good meeting point, and is the starting point for the free walking tour in Lille. The gate has some impressive features including the statues, and...More

Thank TWal1
Reviewed 8 August 2018

One of the remaining old city gates of the city. Marking the conquering by Napoleon III, the gate is decorated with heralding angels and Roman gods. We passed if on our city tour and saw it from the top of the Beffroi de Lille.

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

A nice gate to visit. Near the belfry and there is also a good cafe on the corner opposite to take refreshments or lunch.

Thank Steve_Grant1
Reviewed 12 July 2018

It is worth the walk to see this beautiful gateway. It is not far from the city centre and there is a large park just south of it as well. If you are heading to the Beffroi and city hall it is right there.

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Located a very short distance from the Beffroi Tower overlooking Lille city, the Porte de Paris is a very grand and impressive landmark which celebrates Louis XVI’s taking of the Lille. Very impressive architecture. The shape of the landmark is circular, and really only requires...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 3 January 2018

It was a small part of Paris, surronded with typical flamandrian style buildings - their Rathhaus. We was in winter, I think duringthe summer it will look like morenicely

Thank GoPlaces385484
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Worth a look-see. The gate is one of two (I think) left standing and is a miniature Arche de Triomphe.

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