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A nice walk around

I didn't go in the base, which I believe has restricted access. I did have a walk around the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
AlexSebetti
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m Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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Beautiful

Such a beautiful place to see, although the citadel is not open to the public. Nice open space to... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2018
sholea1
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Champ de Mars, 59800, Lille, France
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't go in the base, which I believe has restricted access. I did have a walk around the general citadel park though and it's definitely worth a visit, particularly given the lack of green space in Lille.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful place to see, although the citadel is not open to the public. Nice open space to walk around.

Thank sholea1
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I found walking around the citadel fascinating. Passing the first set of ramparts and walking around the killing grounds of the voie de combatants. What would have gone through the mind (apart from a musket ball) of any poor soldier dropping the 50’ into the...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We started an evening stroll through town and ended up here at night. It is a good walk and pass through many lovely streets to get here, but there is not much to see at night. You can look up some quick facts to make...More

Thank travelinggiant
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

The Citadel is generaly closed to the public but on certain days guided tours are available which you need to contact the Lille tourism office for dates and times. A footpath allows you to walk around the site giving some nice views of the local...More

Thank Tim H
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Great for a walk in the park or for a morning jog. Unfortunately, the citadel itself was not open to public.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

As this is an active military installation you can walk around the 17th century battlements, the fort is in the shape of a star, typical of the era, its a tranquil walk around with the forrest taking over again with the outer walls and a...More

Thank Matthew B
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Since the Citadel is still an active military installation visitors are limited to walking around the Vole des Combattants, surrounding the inner wall of fortification. It is never the less worth the visit, and if you are active can enjoy the walk or join with...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

As everyone has said, and the tourist information is quite clear about, you can't actually gain entry to the Citadel. However you can stroll along through the Bois de Boulogne with and independent air and enjoy the tranquility of the stream/moat around the military installation....More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

The Citadelle is very large ,strong , and nice to stroll around to see the extent of the city defences put up by Vauban. However, as the area is still used by the military, you can't access the central part which really limits this to...More

2  Thank Alan H
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