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Place Rihour

Lille, France
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Ranked #20 of 51 attractions in Lille
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This pretty town offers you and your family the ideal break to get you in the Christmas spirit. I took my family before Christmas for 2 nights and found a delightful town with lots of lights and places to settle in and watch the world go by with a hot chocolate for the kids and perhaps something stronger for Mum... More

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Pune, India
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263 reviews 263 reviews
153 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The Place Rihour is where the Palace Rihour built by the duke of Burgundy is located. The palace is now reduced to a shadow of it's past, but nevertheless is a very impressive structure. The Christmas market is located next door. The Lille tourist office is also housed on the grounds of the palace.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Not at all what we expected having visited Lincoln Christmas market last weekend. The Lille market consists of about 80 small wooden chalets crammed onto a car park with a couple of fairground rides in adjoining squares. Easy to see in a couple of hours.

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canvey island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We were offered a P & O special offer, ferry to france £29 return and get 6 bottles of wine free....just before xmas this was a no brainer! We decided to make a day of it and go to the Lille christmas market. Car journey from Calais is approx 1 hour and could not be more straight forward, ok we... More

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London
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The main tourist info centre is in Place Rihour, next to the Grande Placae and with lots of tourist restaurants (but see review of Cafe de la Paix, Cafe Flore also worth a look). The tourist pass we found expensive so don't buy it unless you're looking to use the bus tour, transport and local museums enough to justify it.... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The whole area was very busy and festive. A compact site with all the Xmas stalls selling craft items but all in the Xmas spirit. Food was mainly sweet crepes and waffles, it was refreshing not to have lots of burger stalls as in the UK. Many cafes and bars available so you are not spoilt for choice. The general... More

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London
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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We decided to visit the Lille Xmas market following an offer email from Eurostar. Only £70 return and the market looked interesting so we duly booked an 0800 Eurostar out of st pancreas on a Tuesday in late November. As usual a good journey on Eurostar, on schedule all the way. Alighting at Lille at about 1030 local time we... More

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London
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Beautiful scenery and excellent shopping. Only downside is the number of people begging with animals and children being used.

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orlando fl
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

the office of tourism and the shops and restaurants. we seemed to pass by here several times a day for lunch, dinner, passage to the museum of beaux arts.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We liked the diversity of the shops here and the buildings were really interesting with all of the faces, chiseled stone facades, etc.

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