Free Tour Lille through the neighborhoods of La Grand Place and Le Vieux Lille

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Maite
Registered on July 19, 2022

Hello everyone! I am Maite, I am Canarian and one of my activities is that of Official Tourism Guide. I am passionate about traveling, languages, gastronomy, history and the natural environment, hiking, discovering and sharing significant experiences. I am in love with my Canary Islands, especially with Gran Canaria, the land where I was born and where I live, and also with Lille, a northern French city, near the Belgian border, which I visited on a hot summer day, and where For Love, I spend a few seasons a year. And I will be delighted that you want to discover them with me. Although it may not seem like it, both places have a lot in common: the warmth and joy of their people, emblematic places to discover and walk through and a history, heritage, gastronomy and natural environment that are worth knowing. Furthermore, they are culturally attractive and brimming with life. Old quarters and paths along which it is a pleasure to walk and cities and towns to enjoy with all the senses. My tours have one main objective: to make them unforgettable for you. Discover with heart and passion the place you visit, from a local and authentic point of view. In each tour, we will not only take a trip back in time to learn about the history, anecdotes and curiosities of the area we visit, but also its present: recommend local places to buy, have an aperitif, a coffee or a beer, possible cultural activities. that are offered during your vacation days. During the tour I will be your guide and if you wish, your friend, so that you can take the opportunity to ask me anything you need. Do not hesitate and join this adventure with me! I am designing new possible tours, so ask me if you are interested.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

A walk with heart and passion through the districts of La Grand Place and Old Lille.

Do you have little time to visit the city? Would you like to know the most characteristic in a few hours?
Well, don't wait any longer and go ahead and do this tour of Lille, its old part, with me. The city of Lille has several very interesting neighborhoods to discover and enjoy during a pleasant walk .

This tour will be dedicated to the
Grand Place and Old Lille neighborhoods.
Wandering through its streets and discovering the secrets of this generous and complex metropolis. We will travel to the time of its birth in the heart of the marshes and we will know the places where the soul of Lille, the resistant city par excellence, has been forged. Ten centuries of history that you will see walking through its streets: monuments, statues, squares, buildings, churches... and its people, men and women who built and defended it and worked to make it the great metropolis that it is today.

At the established time, we will meet in Place Rihour , at the foot of the Aux Lillois monument, in front of an old Gothic palace from the 15th century. We will continue to La Grand Place and from there for two hours we will walk the streets of the picturesque old town of the town while we reveal its history. the typical architecture, historical characters... We will finish in the street la Clef/Boulevard Carnot.

During the tour, you will not only learn about the history and evolution of these old neighborhoods, but I will tell you anecdotes, urban legends and aspects of the local population.
In addition, I will inform you about those fantastic places to eat or drink ; visits to museums and art galleries.
During this tour, I will not only be your guide, but also your friend, and you can take the opportunity to ask any curiosity, doubt or concern you have about the most interesting places to visit.

Don't think twice and go on this tour with me! Learning and enjoying!

Important information and recommendations for the traveler:
- Please book if possible one day in advance or at least 12 hours. If it is less, on the same day, please wait to speak with me to confirm
- Our Walkers are asked to leave a contact telephone number when they make the reservation in order to quickly resolve any unforeseen event that may arise and/or communicate adverse situations that prevent the tour from taking place-we will communicate via WhatsApp.
- Please be attentive, therefore, to Guruwalk's messages, or to the telephone if it is possible and has been provided by the Walker, since it will be the media.

- We have a minimum of 2 people for this tour, I ask you to pay attention to the messages or contact us and ask if it is necessary to comment on the number of attendees.
- It is recommended to wear suitable and comfortable shoes to walk around the city and some water for the walk. If it is summer and hot, it is recommended to wear a hat and with cold and/or rain, a coat and also an umbrella and raincoat.

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  • Meeting point:
    38 Pl. Rihour, 59800 Lille, France
    38 Pl. Rihour, 59800 Lille, France
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    I will be in front of the Rihour metro exit (line 1) at the foot of the Aux Lillois monument, with my official guide accreditation and a white scarf.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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David 25 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
El tour con Maite fue muy interesante. Aportó muchos datos históricos y mitológicos de la cuidad y nos ayudó a entender las mesclas culturales que posee la ciudad de Lille. Recomiendo encarecidamente realizar un tour con ella.
María 22 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Fue una ruta muy original e interesante. Visitamos rincones únicos y Maite nos explicó muchas curiosidades de Lille. Además, nos aportó materiales como mapas y documentación para guiarnos mejor por la ciudad. También nos indicó restaurantes, pastelerías, museos... y nos contó sobre todo tipo de eventos culturales. Es una persona que sabe transmitir estupendamente la información y es muy agradable escucharla. Sin duda es muy recomendable!!! Aconsejo descubrir nuevos lugares con su compañía!!!
Evy ... 18 Sep 2022
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Travelled in family - Sep 2022
Visite très sympa! Tour de presque 3 heures, qui permet de voir les particularités de Lille. Je ne verrai plus la ville de la même façon après cette visite grâce aux petites histoires et détails... Je conseille!
ELENA 18 Sep 2022
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Travelled in group - Aug 2022
Amable, atenta, cercana. Un tour muy divertido y completo. Hemos conocido y aprendido muchas cosas y Maite nos ha dado buenos consejos para nuestra estancia. Genial Maite, repetiríamos con ella!!
Manuel 18 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Tour muy entretenido y ameno. Maite nos dio mucha información de Lille y nos mostró lugares muy interesantes. Gracias por este agradable paseo matutino.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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