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Wazemmes Market (Marche de Wazemmes)

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Address: Place de la Nouvelle Aventure, Lille, France
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Tue 12:00 - 13:00
Thu 12:00 - 13:00
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Asia, Africa and other parts of the world are represented through...

Asia, Africa and other parts of the world are represented through reasonably priced clothes, food and other products available at this large, diverse marketplace that also has stores and restaurants.

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Bustling Sunday morning market

Wazemmes market is fun. Good for food (meat - lots of chicken being roasted around the edge of the market, cheese, seafood and fresh fruit and vegetables etc.), cheap essentials... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A reasonably interesting market inside but, horrifically seedy outside, a lot of second hand rubbish and a lot of people asking you for money) - not worth the walk from the old town, where there are plenty of other more interesting things to see.

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Thank DazTaff
London
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a Thursday where it claimed to be open 8am to 8pm but teh outside was all closing down at 2pm. Easy to get to on Metro but in a bit of a dodgy area of the city, drug sellers apparent on street corners, also very bog standard market, stalls outside selling veg and cheap clothes, food stalls inside... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Wazemmes market is fun. Good for food (meat - lots of chicken being roasted around the edge of the market, cheese, seafood and fresh fruit and vegetables etc.), cheap essentials and clothing. Lots of repetitive stalls selling exactly the same things, but this is normal. Stay away if you don't like strolling around slowly, as the crowd makes it difficult... More 

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1 Thank bern1214
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely market for fresh produce. The indoor part has excellent cheese, meat, fish and fruit plus some great street food stalls. Outside is more like a flea market. We never felt threatened at all but like most towns and cities in France has its fair share of beggars. Take normal precautions for your valuables and you'll be fine.

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Thank Philhutch
Ashdod, Israel
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98 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I visited the market on Saturday so there was no outdoor market, only indoor. This is a small but very nice market to get local food product.

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Thank Moshe_Kara
london
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Well worth a visit. Inside is great for foodies with excellent stalls for meat, seafood, fish, cheese, etc. as well as outside street food. The market spills out onto neighbouring streets and you can buy fresh fruit vegetables and herbs as well as clothing, shoes and accessories. A great Sunday morning trip!

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1 Thank LondonByrne28
Chiang Mai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Marche de Wazemmes is a log of fun - people shopping for new second-hand goods or clothes, bric a brac, having coffee or a beer with friends, buying bunches of fresh flowers, or fresh meats and cheese in the covered market.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

A local took us here on a Sunday morning to experience the atmosphere and choice on offer. A huge range of products on offer - fresh and street market food, clothes, fabrics, household linens, antiques, toys etc etc - and much with an Arabic/north African theme. The central 'Halles' food market which is there every day was also very popular... More 

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1 Thank Karen V
Lille, France
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

full of rubbish, pickpokets and with the occasional salafiste, its perfect for the burka brigade but if you are looking for a French market ie no pickpockets no salafist value judgements (this market is unsafe for for white women) and no of packs vieled creatures haggling over the price of ten kilos of rotten vegetables, go to the market in... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

A word or two in reply to the reviewers who felt unsafe or rated this market as tatty or sub par. Okay it doesn't have the ambiance of Nice's Marché aux Fleurs nor the immense selection of the Marché aux Puces in Paris. But I love this market, situated in a blue collar area of the town and frequented by... More 

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