Lille becomes almost totally pedestrian and the neighbourhoods take on different themes. So the athletes meet at the town hall, Saint-Sauveur, for the beginning of the races. The antique enthusiasts prefer the Boulevard Jean-Baptiste Lebas. Those who prefer the flea market for knick knacks, furniture, crockery, collections...the esplanade along the Deûle is the place to be. Fans of fairground rides revel in the funfair at the Champs de Mars. In the old town, Vieux-Lille, the elegant shops display their lowest prices, and the houses empty their attics. And in the “Arts neighbourhood”, Porte de Roubaix and Opera, the so-British appreciate the accent, but more than anything, the old tea cups that our English friends have come to sell.