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 and Dad!
The market itself in Place Rihour is small and quite busy... don't plan on doing your xmas shopping here! But the Grande Place with the ferris wheel is a must and well worth queueing for. The buildings are lit and the whole place feels welcoming and very festive.
The old town is worth a few hour's strolling with mostly high-end clothes shops and restaurants. There's a flea market on Sundays too. There seems to be a lovely creperie on every street!
Rue de Bethune for more affordable shopping, Galleries LaFayette, and a couple of cinemas showing VO (Version Original - in English) movies.
Give Euralille near the Eurostar station a miss though. That could be anywhere.
Eurostar takes 1.5 hrs and you can walk into the town easily saving a cab fare.
Do it. We had a lovely Christmassy time!
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