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Wazemmes Market (Marche de Wazemmes)

Place de la Nouvelle Aventure, Lille, France
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Okay, but not that special

The Lille office of Tourism called this 'the best and largest market of north France.' Well, guess... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dan K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
via mobile
One of the worst places to find uourself

Worthless tat, crazy hordes of people, nothing special or unique. Literally packs of batteries... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good51%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Place de la Nouvelle Aventure, Lille, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Lille office of Tourism called this 'the best and largest market of north France.' Well, guess they where boasting a bit. The market was okay, but not amazing or something. Lot of locals. Virtually no tourists. Unknown to us, the marker building was closed....More

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Worthless tat, crazy hordes of people, nothing special or unique. Literally packs of batteries, random sweets and deodorant. We left after walking through as fast as we could out the other side.

1  Thank Ldn1987
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

On Sunday - the indoor market is really nice. Nice food, good cheese, fresh squeezed juice..... The outside is more like a flee market.

1  Thank nuritush
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We went there on Sunday morning. This place is really huge and you can find different stalls selling so many things. We went to the covered place and were happy to find local cheeses and persons who were able to explain all about the products...More

Thank YinYang01
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We visited the market on a Sunday morning. Its enormous with stalls all along the streets & a covered market hall. Thousands of people fill the streets which is a little stressful but I always felt safe. Easy to get to on the Metro from...More

2  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Just avoid this market especially if you have kids you don't have a man with you. The atmosphere is terrifying, beggars asking for money that physically grab your arm. You need to take your wallet off your trousers if you are a gentlemen and keep...More

1  Thank simonelondon74
Reviewed 5 April 2017

A reasonably interesting market inside but, horrifically seedy outside, a lot of second hand rubbish and a lot of people asking you for money) - not worth the walk from the old town, where there are plenty of other more interesting things to see.

Thank DazTaff
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Went on a Thursday where it claimed to be open 8am to 8pm but teh outside was all closing down at 2pm. Easy to get to on Metro but in a bit of a dodgy area of the city, drug sellers apparent on street corners,...More

3  Thank Alexandra40
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Wazemmes market is fun. Good for food (meat - lots of chicken being roasted around the edge of the market, cheese, seafood and fresh fruit and vegetables etc.), cheap essentials and clothing. Lots of repetitive stalls selling exactly the same things, but this is normal....More

1  Thank bern1214
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely market for fresh produce. The indoor part has excellent cheese, meat, fish and fruit plus some great street food stalls. Outside is more like a flea market. We never felt threatened at all but like most towns and cities in France has its...More

Thank Philhutch
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12 February 2016|
Response from Kathryn L |
7am - 2pm on Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday according to the website. 😀