The Grand Place, officially known as Place du Général de Gaulle is a popular square located in the heart of central Lille. The square; surrounded by beautiful historic buildings, cafes and terraces, is quite popular among tourists as a starting point of their sightseeing tour of the city of Lille. The Vieille Bourse, the old stock exchange is one of the most impressive and well preserved buildings in the area. The outdoor cafes lining the streets are a great place to sit and take in the stunning architectural masterpieces around the square while enjoying some delicious waffles or a steaming cup of coffee. The square is reminiscent of many European squares and is a wonderful place to walk around and explore the city.
Around half an hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The beautiful architecture
Muslim tourists requiring prayer facilities will be able to locate them without much difficulty as the city of Lille is known to house a number of masjids. Masjid Al Imaan de Lille, Masjid Al Houda de Lille, Masjid Al Furqaan de Lille and Masjid Badr de Lille are some of the more prominent mosques that are frequented by the residents of Lille and Muslim tourists alike. While at the Grand Place, tourists can ask the locals for directions to the nearest mosque.
Although the area around the Grand Place has cafes lining its streets, Muslims tourists looking for Halal food, will find that these restaurants may not be Halal. They will however be happy to know that the city of Lille does have some Halal restaurants that they could dine at. If unable to locate these restaurants, visitors could dine at vegetarian or seafood restaurants after ensuring the ordered dish does not contain any ingredients that are not-halal.