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La Grande Braderie de Lille

Lille, France
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Some bargains but very very big

You can walk for 2 days and not see everything. Don't expect to get a fantastic antique bargain but... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2012
Nik2212
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Walsall, United Kingdom
Worth the visit

If you happen to be in the North of France, first weekend of September, the Braderie is worth a... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2012
Sassietraveller
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

You can walk for 2 days and not see everything. Don't expect to get a fantastic antique bargain but you will find something. You just need to look. Try the English Church in Rue Watteau for tea and homemade cakes for something different.

2  Thank Nik2212
Reviewed 7 September 2012 via mobile

If you happen to be in the North of France, first weekend of September, the Braderie is worth a visit. Lille is a beautiful town. The old city resembles Ansterdam. Immense flea market with some good finds, if you are in a mood to shop....More

2  Thank Sassietraveller
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Reading the latest Braderie reviews I was disappointed for the lady who went on a day's coach trip and found only commercial tat. While there certainly is an element of that in the Braderie weekend, I assume someone with limited time and knowledge of Lille...More

7  Thank kroothoep
Reviewed 3 September 2012

10,000 sellers, 100 kilometers of stalls.... stamina needed!But this annual event (taking place on the weekend of the first Sunday in September) is a bargain-hunter's paradise. I go every year. A amazing 'buzz' in this lovely city, a very crime-free huge crowd (in my experience,...More

2  Thank Perpetuatraveller
Reviewed 3 September 2012

We visited on Saturday 1st sept on a day trip by coach. Its's a very long journey for what was really just a boot sale. Lots of cheap stuff, clothing, shoes and other sort of junk you would find at a cheap market. Very few...More

2  Thank farmgirlLondon
Reviewed 2 September 2012

Yesterday we decided to leave for the Braderie de Lilles. We went over to the Gare du Nord and in one hour we were there!! We left for the South end of the city where there are the professionals around the Park. If you want...More

2  Thank wjsinfrance
Reviewed 26 September 2011

Having been at Uni in Lille, I know the town very well and I have been to a few Braderie in the past. It is still great fun but the commercial side has changed as we see more and more pro sellers than "car boot...More

10  Thank THANDACREATIONS
Reviewed 6 September 2010

Being an antique collector this was a much looked forward to visit of the Lille Braderie. What a disappointment. The majority of the goods were on a par with the rubbish to be found in cheap pound shops and even the 'antiques' were of poor...More

9  Thank UkLucycat
Reviewed 6 September 2010

Just returned from my third visit to this unique annual event. First time I had stayed for both days (Saturday/Sunday). Would recommend Saturday as the better day. Both days get incredibly crowded in the afternoon (crowds at a standstill in places!) but streets were messy...More

5  Thank kroothoep
Reviewed 29 August 2010

the best is to park close to the lines of the metro, out of the city center (parkings Porte des Postes, Porte d’Arras et Porte de Valenciennes, Saint-Philibert, Cité Scientifique et 4 Cantons ) because driving downtown is not allowed that weekend. For 4,70 €...More

10  Thank usedtogetlost
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