Sunday market - Wazemmes galore
Another thing to do every Sunday morning is the fantastic Wazemme market which is located off rue Leon Gambetta a major road that cuts through the centre of Lille. Make sure you get to the market by then time it closes usually around 1pm or 2 latest. Nearer the end you will get the amazing bargains as the perishable goods are sold off at knock down prices! Olives, roast chicken fresh garden vegetables, sweets and biscuits of every kind! Kids clothing, lingerie, belts and scarfs, pippy long stockings in winter too! Make-up and other cosmetics of well -known brands is available at knock down prices - you won't be disappointed!
Great French Bistro
We had a fabulous dinner at La Houblonniere.
It is a centrally located Bistro, in Lille's main square, Place General de Gaulle.
There is seating out in the square, and two levels of seating inside. When we arrived the weather was looking ominous, so we chose to sit inside the cosy restaurant.
Service was friendly and food tasty. We had Steak Frites and also a local specialty - a kind of beef stew - delicious!
Also managed to squeeze in an excellent Creme Brulee.
And all washed down with a tasty Bordeaux!!
LE BAR DES SIRENES.
LE BAR DES SIRENES.
IT'S A BRASSERIE.
A wonderful view of the beach.And a great place in front of the beach,where you can relax when you feel so tired after a long day surfing or moutain biking.
La Vieille Bourse
La Vieille Bourse ( the old Stock Exchange) was built in the 17th century and is a great example of the Flemish Renaissance Style. The building is divided into 24 small commercial houses around a courtyard. You can have a look at the booksellors in the courtyard every afternoon. ( see shopping tip)
The Ski Boot
Christian de Portzamparc was the architecht of this very modern new landmark of Lille.
The L-Shaped Credit Lyonnais Tower, better known as the -ski boot-, perches above the Eurostar station, so its easy to find as you step off Eurostar.