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

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

Hello everyone! I am Maite, I am from the Canary Islands 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 Gran Canaria, the land where I was born and where I live, and also with Lille, a city in the north of France, near the border with Belgium, 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 around, and a history, heritage, gastronomy and natural environment that are worth discovering. In addition, they are culturally attractive and full of life. Old towns and roads that are 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 travel 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 a snack, a coffee or a beer, possible cultural activities offered at that time. 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 please ask me if you are interested.

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Tour description

French description below/ Description en français ci-dessous

A walk with heart and passion through the neighborhoods 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 .

 We will dedicate this tour to the neighborhoods of the
Grand Place and Old Lille.
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 discover the places where the soul of Lille, a resistant city par excellence, was 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 it is today.

 At the established time, we will meet in the Rihour square , 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 while we reveal its history. typical architecture, historical figures... We will finish on rue 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 have a drink ; visits to museums and art galleries.
During this tour, I will not only be your guide, but also your friend, and you will be able to 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! Enjoying and learning!

Information and important recommendations for the traveler:
 - Our Walkers are asked to leave a contact telephone number when making 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.
 - We have a minimum of 2 people for this tour, I ask you to be attentive to the messages or contact and ask if it is necessary to comment on the number of attendees.
 - Please book if possible one day in advance or at least 12 hours. If it is less, on the same day, please wait to talk to me to confirm
 - Please be attentive, therefore, to the messages of Guruwalk, or to the telephone number provided by the Walker, since they will be the means of communication.

- 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 cap and in cold and/or rain, a coat and also an umbrella and a raincoat.

French text:
Une promenade avec cœur et passion à travers les quartiers de la Grand Place et du Vieux Lille. 

Vous avez peu de temps pour visiter la ville et vous souhaitez voir les sites les plus caractéristiques en quelques heures ?
Alors n'attendez plus et faites cette visite de Lille, sa vieille ville, avec moi. La ville de Lille possède plusieurs quartiers très intéressants à découvrir et à apprécier au cours d'une agréable promenade.

Cette visite sera consacrée à la Grand Place et au Vieux Lille.
Nous déambulerons dans les rues et découvrirons les secrets de cette métropole généreuse et complexe.
Nous remonterons le temps jusqu'à sa naissance au cœur des marais et découvrirons les lieux où s'est forgée l'âme de Lille, ville résiliente par excellence.  Dix siècles d'histoire que vous verrez en parcourant ses rues : monuments, statues, places, bâtiments, églises... et ses habitants, les hommes et les femmes qui l'ont construite et défendue et qui ont œuvré pour en faire la grande métropole qu'elle est aujourd'hui. 

A l'heure prévue,
nous nous retrouverons place Rihour, au pied du monument Aux Lillois, devant un ancien palais gothique du XVe siècle. Nous continuerons jusqu'à la Grand Place et de là nous nous promènerons pendant deux heures dans les rues de la vieille ville pittoresque tout en découvrant son histoire, son architecture typique, ses personnages historiques... Nous terminerons par la rue la Clef/boulevard Carnot.

Au cours de la visite, vous apprendrez non seulement l'histoire et l'évolution de ces vieux quartiers, mais
je vous raconterai également des anecdotes, des légendes urbaines et des aspects de la population locale.
Je vous parlerai également des bonnes adresses pour manger et boire,
des visites de musées et de galeries d'art.
Au cours de cette visite, je ne serai pas seulement votre guide, mais aussi votre ami, et vous pourrez poser toutes les questions que vous souhaitez sur les endroits les plus intéressants à visiter.

N'y réfléchissez pas à deux fois et venez faire ce tour avec moi, en profitant et en apprenant !

Informations et recommandations importantes pour le voyageur :
Nos randonneurs sont priés de laisser un numéro de téléphone de contact lors de la réservation afin de pouvoir résoudre rapidement les imprévus qui peuvent survenir et/ou communiquer les situations défavorables qui empêchent le tour d'avoir lieu.
- Nous nous communiquerons par
- Nous avons un minimum de 2 personnes pour ce tour, je vous demande d'être attentif aux messages ou au contact et de demander s'il est nécessaire de commenter le nombre de participants.
- Veuillez réserver si possible un jour à l'avance ou au moins 12 heures à l'avance. Si ce n'est pas le cas, le jour même, attendez de me parler pour confirmer.
Surveillez les messages de Guruwalk ou le numéro de téléphone fourni par le marcheur, car ce sont les moyens de communication
- Il est recommandé d'apporter des chaussures adaptées et confortables pour marcher en ville, ainsi que de l'eau pour la marche. Si c'est l'été et qu'il fait chaud, il est recommandé de porter un chapeau et si c'est froid et/ou pluvieux, un manteau ainsi qu'un parapluie et un imperméable.
Merci beaucoup!

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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. Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/wmDAxvUnhtN8hWzJA 🌍📌

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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Rafael 18 May 2024
Puerto de Mazarrón

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Muy recomendable para cualquier persona que visite y quiera conocer Lille.
Claudio 18 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Maite, nuestra guía de Free Tour por Lille, fue excelente. Nos llevó por lugares fascinantes y utilizó ayudas visuales que hicieron la historia del lugar más accesible. Además, nos proporcionó recomendaciones fantásticas para comer y beber. Su amabilidad y carácter ameno hicieron del recorrido una experiencia muy agradable.
Luis 18 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Un gran recorrido con Maite. Con entusiasmo, entretenido e informativo. Muy recomendado.
Santiago 14 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
¡Enhorabuena a Maite por el tour! Es una gran profesional que logra transmitir todo el encanto de Lille. El tour estuvo muy bien preparado, accesible e interesante. Reconozco que las 2 horas y media pasaron muy rápidamente. ¡Definitivamente volveré a repetir!
Francisco 12 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Muy amable y conocedora de Lille, muy buena expresión oral y simpática guía
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Who is this tour for?

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 2 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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