Monday, 24 October 2016

Europe's Largest Flea Market: Braderie de Lille

Did you know that the Braderie de Lille flea market is the largest flea market in Europe with more than 10,000 exhibitors set out over 62 miles!

lille, France is just an hour outside of Paris by TGV and the Braderie de Lille (‘braderie’ for sell at low prices) is an annual 2 day event which attracts over 2 million visitors.

The event usually takes place every year on the first weekend in September.

Access to the Brasserie is not possible by car so use the park and ride set up for the event, you can rely on public transport and its sound arrangements to get you safely to your preferred locations. 

Professional antique enthusiasts choose the Boulevard Jean-Baptiste Lebas, the jumble sellers, the Champs de Mars (where all the noise of the funfair is) and the banks of the river Deƻle.

Sadly the market was cancelled this year because of security fears and recent islamic violence.

Let’s hope it is back up and running in 2017.

The following website will give you valuable information on how to get there, where to stay, shop, sleep and much more...