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Wazemmes Market (Marche de Wazemmes)

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Address: Place de la Nouvelle Aventure, Lille, France
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Asia, Africa and other parts of the world are represented through...

Asia, Africa and other parts of the world are represented through reasonably priced clothes, food and other products available at this large, diverse marketplace that also has stores and restaurants.

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Chef at your joint review of Wazemme Market Lille.

Ticking all the boxes this place is a gold mine for bargain food hunters. most of the French Born stall owners here are the ones to buy from as their produce is just incredible... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2016
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Lille, France
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18 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

full of rubbish, pickpokets and with the occasional salafiste, its perfect for the burka brigade but if you are looking for a French market ie no pickpockets no salafist value judgements (this market is unsafe for for white women) and no of packs vieled creatures haggling over the price of ten kilos of rotten vegetables, go to the market in... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A word or two in reply to the reviewers who felt unsafe or rated this market as tatty or sub par. Okay it doesn't have the ambiance of Nice's Marché aux Fleurs nor the immense selection of the Marché aux Puces in Paris. But I love this market, situated in a blue collar area of the town and frequented by... More 

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Thank 1066moh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

The Wazemmes Market is something everyone must see at least once while in Lille! It is overwhelming at first, so I suggest visiting the shops inside to start. See the spice man in the corner, grab a local painter's work next, and then a few veggies before heading outside. You can find everything from hair dye to olives while wandering... More 

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Lille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Ticking all the boxes this place is a gold mine for bargain food hunters. most of the French Born stall owners here are the ones to buy from as their produce is just incredible and lasts a lot longer than their competitors who are slowly taking over with their bottom of the barrel foods and halal certification tax not to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

After spending the weekend in Lille we were unsure what to do on the Sunday because everywhere is closed. We found this market listed in our guide book and decided to give it a try. We had a half an hour walk from the town square to this market but it was well worth it. A bustling market with vibrant... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Went here last Sunday. Interesting couple of hours spent wondering around the market. Was a bit cautious at first after reading some reviews and also seeing the area is ethnically very mixed!!!! However, once we were wondering around it was fine. Nice to see the fresh fruit, veg, meats and fish. Also lots of clothes and some good bargains. There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Visit on Sunday, mix with the locals and join in the bargain hunt. We have bought many things for a great price! Clothes, housewares, toiletries, fresh fruit and veg and a lot more. Mouthwatering smell of grilled chicken, olives etc. everywhere. Not a place for snobs though. Once you done go and treat yourself to a tasty Portuguese dish at... More 

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Easingwold, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

An interesting market, the indoor is good and the outside is a typical French market... not quite Borough Market standards but good enough for a wander and the odd cheese purchase :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Living in France, find Sundays bit dull. Certainly not the case here. Might be a bit scruffy and dodgy. As others have said good for food and other market type items. As with any crowded space, anywhere, just be careful with your belongings.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We followed a large portion of the Lille population out to this market on a Sunday morning, wandered around for 30mins looking at stall after stall of tat, crap food and flowers and left, mystified about how it gets such good ratings. The atmosphere was quite threatening, it didn't feel safe at all and there was nothing remotely worth buying.... More 

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