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Address: Champ de Mars, 59800, Lille, France
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Huge and impressive. One of my favourite visits in Lille. A place where to walk around but also where to learn something about the history of militar defense of the cities. Used... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
Davide G
Palermo, Italy
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Brussels, Belgium
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Lille, France
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Huge and impressive. One of my favourite visits in Lille. A place where to walk around but also where to learn something about the history of militar defense of the cities. Used from the citizens more like a park, it will make you spend two or three nice hours of your time in Lille.

Thank Davide G
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Citadel was built between 1667 and 1670 by order of Louis XIV, after taking the town from the Spanish. The Citadel is a masterpiece, it is beautiful and well maintained in the inside. It is off limits to unauthorized personnel since there is an active Military headquarters in there. If you get the chance to enter the area, do... More 

Thank gusano1
Collierville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Would not go out of my way to see this. Grounds are not kept up. Did not see any organized displays. Just an old fort you can walk though.

Thank wasmith59
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Nice to walk in the park but finding the citadel was a little disappointing as you cannot go inside as its a military building. The park itself could use a facelift, nice area for the children to play and a funfair close by which I imagine when open would be very popular.

Thank Carolwollington
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

i love castles and such like, so when we where in Lille we ventured to the park and Citadel, we walked from the old town, and came across the big car park, as ou stand there looks more like a waste ground, first we noticed sign for Zoo which was very good then walked to the Citadel, the walls looked... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Went for a morning run and there were plenty of tracks to enjoy and explore. Lots of old portions of the citadel to be seen

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Walked to the citadel having really enjoyed visiting a similar fortress in Copenhagen. Must say I was disappointed, walls are in poor repair and given its the base for the French Military fast response team you can't go inside either. Oh and don't try playing Pokemon Go to close to the entrance either - see pic - the one thing... More 

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Grenoble, France, Europe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Pretty park with a zoo and trails surrounding the massive Vauban citadel. Good baraque a frites near the entrance. The citadel itself houses the French Rapid Reaction Corps and is only accessible with guided tours (ask at the tourism office).

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