I was tempted to this market as it was in the guide book. I was expecting the usual nice French market with various foods and stalls but this whole area appears to mainly be ethnic food, clothing and cheap goods. There is nothing wrong with that but it certainly was not what I had been led to expect. The butchery section was disgusting and nothing would tempt me to buy anything anywhere here. I have been to real markets throughout the length of Africa which were much nicer than this place. I only stayed about 20 minutes and the whole are became so crowded and noisy that I could hardly move. It felt safe and I didn't feel threatened in any way but I was squashed amongst the crowds and smells and was glad to escape. They obviously like it but I found the whole experience just horrible.
There are other much nicer markets in Lille Old Town which I recommend. In fact, I recommend anything except Wazemmes Market.
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