Northern France Tourism : official website

Lille Flea Market Holiday Break 2016

Lille buzzes with excitement every first weekend in September. The largest flea market in Europe attracts over 2 million visitors for 2 days and one night of madness!

The Lille Flea Market is one of the most renowned events in France and beyond. 10,000 street sellers display their goods over 100 km of pavements. Everything is bought and sold in 33 hours! Closely packed crowds of people from around the world gather here to uncover those rare finds and hunt out good bargains, as well as to immerse themselves in the friendly and festive atmosphere which reflects that of the town itself.
There is also the additional tradition to enjoy of eating mussels and chips. This gives rise to a competition between restaurants to see who can make the biggest pile of empty shells!
Come and find out about the heritage of Lille from the comfort of an open top City Tour bus and enjoy all the Flemish heritage and hugely eclectic surroundings into the bargain.

Price for 1 person
based on a double room


2 to 5 September 2016

2 or 3 nights (1 to 5 star hotel)
1 traditional meal in a city centre restaurant
1 City Tour: guided tour lasting 1 hr. in an open top tour bus with audiovisual system (in 9 languages). Fridays or Mondays 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Guided tours.