🇫🇷 Place du Général-de-Gaulle

Place du Général-de-Gaulle, Lille

Planning to visit Place du Général-de-Gaulle? Check out our information below!


Place du Général de Gaulle is Lille’s central market square and connects the city’s various neighbourhoods. It is a tourist attraction and is surrounded by cosy bars, restaurants, shops and Lille’s most important buildings, such as the old stock exchange building Vieille Bourse.

In the middle stands La Colonne de la Déesse, a fountain containing a statue commemorating the French resistance against the Austrians in 1792. In the summer months, the whole square is filled with cosy terraces and you can enjoy the sunshine. During the Christmas period, the Christmas market with a big Ferris wheel, a skating rink and roasted chestnuts are sold here.

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Place du Général-de-Gaulle is a year-round public square in the centre of Lille.

Photographer: Lars Meijer

Tips and Tricks!

Here are some tips you should know before visiting Place du Général-de-Gaulle!

  • This square hosts the Christmas market every year with Christmas lights, stalls, an ice skating rink and a giant Ferris wheel.
  • If you come by car, there is a large car park under the square.
Photographer: Lars Meijer

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