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It's not the Arc de Triomphe but it's still great architecture. You can 'tour' it within 15... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Mark P
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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
Ianh26
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can walk through it, around it, or stand and look at it, but thats about it! Not really worth going out of your way to visit but it is next to the belfry so you could combine the 2.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked round this whist my younger, fitter colleague went up the Belfry by the stairs, as the lift was broken !!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StephenS4995
Reviewed 8 November 2018

It's not the Arc de Triomphe but it's still great architecture. You can 'tour' it within 15 minutes and it's right next to the Bell Tower.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark P
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 500dank
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Annette M
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