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Address: Lille, France
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Christmas Market.

We visited Lille at the beginning of the Christmas Market. The centre of the Place Rihour was filled with the traditional wooden huts selling an array of gifts, food and drink... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
Norwich, United Kingdom

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Absolutely shocking. A tiny square of tatty sheds selling the kind of stuff you'd find at a town market anywhere. Mainly mass produced crap - complete rip off. Took 5 mins max to go around. So bad it was funny. Lille was lovely but please don't go for the market.

1 Thank FAMILYUKLondon
Bristol, England
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Market is located in a small square (Place Rihour) Only a small number of stalls most selling the proverbial Tat. Not worth a visit at all. Keep going into Germany. Visited 4 Dec 15

Thank PaulBristol_England
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The actual market is tiny with very few Christmas stands, more like a normal market. However Lille itself was lovely so it wasn't the end of the world!

Thank SJAM
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We specifically visited Lille for the day for the Christmas Market but was really disappointed. There are only 30 stalls (the pictures made it look a lot larger) and we walked around them in about 10 minutes!! There were more crepe waffle and hot wine stalls then anything else. We walked around the town through all the cobbled streets and... More 

Thank Mstock01
Horsham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We wanted to try a French Christmas Market this year. We've done Nuremberg which was superb, and Bruges which was good. Lille's market (free entry) is in Place Rihour and the variety of stalls and quality of items on display were good - enough to spend a couple of hours wandering around, and several food and drink stalls - we... More 

Thank G0bby
Norwich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We visited Lille at the beginning of the Christmas Market. The centre of the Place Rihour was filled with the traditional wooden huts selling an array of gifts, food and drink, including regional specialities. All stallholders we spoke to were very friendly and explained their products. All around the area are bars and restaurants and it had a lovely feel... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

A lovely area in the bustling centre of Lille, this 'place' has numerous restaurants and cafes to choose from, each with its own style and menu specialities - convenient for the Metro with a station, also taxi ranks nearby and easy walking distance from most other city centre facilities.

Thank RedHillian
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

A nice little square with shops, cafés, restaurants and the tourist information office, and close to the Vieux-Lille. The tourist office is located in the guard room of the building built in 1453 by Duke Philippe the Good of Burgundy. The building was badly damaged by fire and remained empty until it was taken over by the city’s tourist information... More 

Thank margareth700
Lille, France
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

It is a nice place especially close to the vieux lille and grand place which is an attraction area for all the tourists. There are good coffee shops and restaurants near Rihour and it is also front of the tourism office which makes is a good point

Thank Nithin J
Swansea, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Plenty of activities were going on in this centre eg shows and singers in abundance during the weekend. Fabulous shops nearby eg Bottina shoe shop,Natural fashion jewellery is unusual plus many more.Plenty of pop up restaurants to cater for the enormous crowd of people visiting Lille during this weekend.

Thank Lesley S

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