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Grande Place, Lille

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Rising from the center square in Grande Place is the "Column of the Goddess," sculpted by Théophile Bra in 1842. Unlike many central plazas, this is not centered around a church or a belfry, making the statue the square's primary feature. The sculpture is a memorial of the Siege of 1792, when the Austrian army bombarded the city for nine days and nights, until determined citizens formed a resistance to stop the siege. You'll find quaint boutiques, artistic cartouches, and bustling markets housed in 17th-century buildings surrounding the square. Find out how to plan Lille trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • in the cold of the north a warmth of life from the heart of Lille, with all kinds of architectures that make it interesting
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  • Beautiful set of buildings in a very beautiful state that really deserves to come to Lille. This is the basis of a visit to Lille
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