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You will find the most amazing things you never knew existed. However, avoid main roads in the... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2013
Francophile004
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Bournemouth UK
Busy bargain hunting weekend

Wow! The Braderie gets bigger every year. We had a fantastic but very busy weekend bargain hunting... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2013
Judy1066
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Cheshire, England
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Had a great "moule et frites" meal for lunch and spent the afternoon walking on the crowded streets of Lille. Highly recommended if weather permits...

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank max219
Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you like street fair, this is the best one in France (maybe Europe) It is huuuuuge, so focus on what you want : professional sellers -> Grand Place, Antiquaire -> Parc JB Lebas, individuals -> Citadelle. The atmosphere is really friendly and you can...More

Date of experience: May 2014
3  Thank Romain494
Reviewed January 20, 2014

The reputation of this braderie is way beyond its merit. True, Lille is taken over by miles and miles of stalls and there is a very wide variety of old items on sale but the cliché that you can find anything here is completely untrue...More

Date of experience: September 2013
7  Thank Phileas_Flogg
Reviewed January 8, 2014

The first weekend in September the city of Lille becomes a giant car boot sale or for the Americans a giant yard sale! The tradition goes back to medieval times, and is organized by the city. You can either set up a stand in front...More

Date of experience: September 2013
3  Thank Evanderjr
Reviewed December 6, 2013

You will find the most amazing things you never knew existed. However, avoid main roads in the centre on Saturday afternoon if you can't stand crowds. Don't wear your best clothes or smart shoes. There are no taxis into town to or from the station...More

Date of experience: August 2013
5  Thank Francophile004
Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is a tremendous amount of fun if you like flea markets and can deal with crowds. Would love to do it again someday.

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank AmyJosie
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Wow! The Braderie gets bigger every year. We had a fantastic but very busy weekend bargain hunting throughout the streets of Lille. The stalls, of which there are miles and miles, range from typical bootsale to high priced antiques, and from market traders to expensive...More

Date of experience: September 2013
3  Thank Judy1066
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We have just returned from our 12th yearly trip to the Braderie in Lille.Usually on the 1st weekend of September it is an amazing experience.However like all large attractions it is best to take advice before you go.Stay away from the main streets, these are...More

Date of experience: September 2013
9  Thank Lydia S
Reviewed September 5, 2013

My friend and I have just returned from our third visit to the Braderie. What an amazing experience. We stay Thursday to Monday as many stalls are open during this period. The first year we took the Eurostar but were limited to the amound of...More

Date of experience: August 2013
3  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I had been looking forward to going to the braderie for years. It is frankly way too big, and the vast majority of the stalls are selling typical market fodder. With 2 million people on the streets, if you do want to buy anything of...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank julian_davies1961
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Hi, the Novotel Euralille is just across the road from Eurostar. We paid £380 for 4 nights, a bargain and we didn't book till a few weeks before, but we are going to book earlier as we want to try and get the same room... More
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