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La Grande Braderie de Lille

Lille, France
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Disappointing return

Having visited the Brocante in Lille since 2000 and being disappointed last year at its... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom

We happened to take a train from Ghent for the day, and had no idea this event was on. We were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Darren O
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited the Brocante in Lille since 2000 and being disappointed last year at its cancellation we were looking forward to this year. We were very disappointed. None of the vendors with the large furniture were there, it was virtually empty when we arrived and...More

Thank rjm62270
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened to take a train from Ghent for the day, and had no idea this event was on. We were wondering why the pedestrian area is so big even just outside the train station. Then we came upon the tables and more tables and...More

Thank Darren O
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

After last years being cancelled at short notice it was great to be back in 2017. The organisers have improved the event through weeding out modern rubbish stalls and suiting areas to help the public. The reduced number of streets being used did not lead...More

Thank djr39
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

After a years break, this years event was really good. Not so crowded but all local people with stalls and a few trade stalls. In previous years there was a lot of commercial rubbish being sold. We had a fantastic weekend and the security was...More

Thank sas1355
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great "moule et frites" meal for lunch and spent the afternoon walking on the crowded streets of Lille. Highly recommended if weather permits...

1  Thank max219
Reviewed 27 May 2014

If you like street fair, this is the best one in France (maybe Europe) It is huuuuuge, so focus on what you want : professional sellers -> Grand Place, Antiquaire -> Parc JB Lebas, individuals -> Citadelle. The atmosphere is really friendly and you can...More

3  Thank Romain494
Reviewed 20 January 2014

The reputation of this braderie is way beyond its merit. True, Lille is taken over by miles and miles of stalls and there is a very wide variety of old items on sale but the cliché that you can find anything here is completely untrue...More

7  Thank Phileas_Flogg
Reviewed 8 January 2014

The first weekend in September the city of Lille becomes a giant car boot sale or for the Americans a giant yard sale! The tradition goes back to medieval times, and is organized by the city. You can either set up a stand in front...More

3  Thank Evanderjr
Reviewed 6 December 2013

You will find the most amazing things you never knew existed. However, avoid main roads in the centre on Saturday afternoon if you can't stand crowds. Don't wear your best clothes or smart shoes. There are no taxis into town to or from the station...More

5  Thank Francophile004
Reviewed 21 September 2013

This is a tremendous amount of fun if you like flea markets and can deal with crowds. Would love to do it again someday.

1  Thank AmyJosie
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