๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Vieille Bourse

Vieille Bourse, Lille

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Vieille Bourse is Lille’s old stock exchange building and can be found at Place du Gรฉnรฉral-de-Gaulle. It consists of 24 identical houses built around a central courtyard and dates from the 17th century. In the past, these houses were occupied by traders and used as workshops and shops. At the top of the building flaunts the emblem of Mercury, God of trade.

Today, the stock exchange building is considered one of the landmarks of the city centre. While visiting the building, you can enjoy its beautiful architecture and historical atmosphere. In the afternoon, the courtyard is transformed into a book market, where you can pick up all kinds of old and new books, from historical atlases to the latest fashion magazines. You can compare it to the bookstores along the Seine in Paris, but on a much smaller scale.

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๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Book of Kells

The Library (Book of Kells), Dublin

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Europe’s finest library is in Dublin on the grounds of Trinity College. Dublin’s 16th-century, oldest university is located on the edge of the city centre and you can easily visit the campus. Trinity College Library is more than 300 years old and houses thousands of books, including The Book of Kells, which was written some 1,200 years ago.

The Long Room is a library like the movies: a gigantic room with dusty bookcases reaching to the ceiling. Since this library is also a legal depository, it contains a total of about 4.5 million printed books and manuscripts, including the Book of Kells, a well-preserved manuscript from 800 AD with beautiful calligraphy. The book is part of the Bible created by monks in the 9th century. The drawings are very special, sophisticated and sometimes even coloured with semi-precious stones. The Book of Kells, is one of the most extraordinary sights in Dublin.

You do have to buy a ticket to see the library; the rest of the university grounds are public.

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