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Address: Champ de Mars, 59800, Lille, France
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A very enjoyable walk

We stumbled across the citadel and glad we did. We were lucky it was a sunny day so had a lovely stroll around the walls of the Citadel. There are lots of different paths to take... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We sent for a Tourist Guide from Lille TB, which dually arrived . The Guide clearly says "Visits are arranged regularly and booking can be made at the Lille Tourist Bureau" On our first day in Lille we went to make a booking, we were then told that a booking had to be made 10 days in advance. We explained... More 

Thank Haggis1945
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely citadel in a beautiful park, no free admission though. Visits have to be pre-planned through the lille tourist office. The Citadel is a working military location.

Thank Paul D
Mangalore, India
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place for a walk, picnic, enjoy thrill rides. There is a zoo close-by and a circus also gets hosted once in a while.

Thank devadasbhat
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stumbled across the citadel and glad we did. We were lucky it was a sunny day so had a lovely stroll around the walls of the Citadel. There are lots of different paths to take but we walked around the inner wall of which a stream with ducks follows all the way around. You cannot get into the Citadel... More 

Thank GlobetrotterJ-C
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Lovely park with place for ice cream/coffee/beer. Zoo was getting its spring makeover and so closed. The citadel itself is a base forthe French Rapid Reaction Force so you cannot go in but you can look from the outside.

Thank Bob P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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67 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A lot of walls of the Citadels are not in good shape, gates that were nice in horrible condition and poorly maintained- is one of big impressions. Also you can't see much, but still it is nice place to enjoy as there is a lot of green areas around it.

Thank Dragan K
Billericay, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

A short stroll from the zoo is the Citadel, the inside of which is not open to the public (at least not whilst we were there). Whilst impressive, the grounds themselves seemed poorly kept. You are better off sticking to the nearby Zoo/park area.

Thank Woble
London, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Although it was very cold with a biting wind, we enjoyed our walk from the centre of Lille to the citadelle. Unfortunately we were too late in the day to gain entrance but we saw enough to make sure we visit it properly when next in Lille and hopefully when it is warmer too.

Thank Tobywebb35
Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Nothing "citadel" about this. All you can do is walk along the wall. However even this wasn't pleasurable due to the badly maintained grounds.

Thank Dany M
Lille, France
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I was unsure whether to rate this as terrible or poor but decided on terrible because of the total waste of a beautiful area. It is really run down and overgrown also the water is stagnant and smells. I love walking and we enjoyed walking all around the citadel but know nothing about it as there was no information available.... More 

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