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Excellent market, but much smaller than we thought or expected.

We visited Lille Christmas market on a day trip (by coach) from Essex. While we enjoyed the actual... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stu151
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Wickford, United Kingdom
Last remaining part of the Burgundian palace

There are 2 reasons to come here, one is that the tourist info is located on the square, the other... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Katrien S
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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Lille Christmas market on a day trip (by coach) from Essex. While we enjoyed the actual market, it's very small (around 80 stalls in total), and had we thought about the amount of travel involved, and researched the size of the market, we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stu151
Reviewed 16 September 2018

There are 2 reasons to come here, one is that the tourist info is located on the square, the other is the small remaining part of the original palace build by the 3rd, and last, Burgundian ruler of Lille. Not too much of it remains,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Having been to other Christmas Markets in Europe, Lille was a bit of a disappointment. It's small in size so you get around fairly fast. The City is lovely with plenty of bars and restaurants and it was snowing in December, so the whole place...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

A small square just down from the Grand Place. Nothing spectacular but ok. We ate in one of the restaurants which was good. The fountain had no water when we visited in the height of summer.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Place Rihour is just a short walk away from the Grand Place and is a pleasant spot, even if you are just pausing to check your map and get your bearings before moving on to the next sight. Don't miss the war memorial on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Annette M
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Very busy during the summer months especially as all restaurants and cafes are full and teeming with people during the summer months down Place Rihour. Part of the very nice squares and areas throughout Lille centre - like Grand Place - which are better experienced...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank gregwilson09
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Pretty rubbish Christmas market. Stalls not very interesting, a lot of junk and nothing feels authentic. Rest of Lille is okish. Overall disappointing place.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ShaolinTemple
Reviewed 13 December 2017

I travelled to Lille today (13 December) to take in the Christmas market, specifically. The market was the low point - very small with only one stall, for example, offering cooked German sausages (and no Bratkartoffeln). There is much to see and do in Lille...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank David G
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Having been to Lille previously and really enjoyed the experience - restaurants, architecture and ambiance etc. we decided to go again and visit the Christmas market. We read good reviews but I have to say that we have been to much better. I agree with...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank KevinEssex_UK
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I've been to lots of Christmas markets in Germany and Belgium and love the festive foods and drinks stalls. Having read the Lille market was in the top 10 I thought I would give it a go. It's small, with very few drinks stalls (I...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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