This market takes place on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings. It is part of one of the most important markets in the region of northern France. It is located on the square "Nouvelle Aventure", close to the station Gambetta line 1 subway of Lille. The appeal of the market is due to the colored booths and unique atmosphere which cannot be found in any other part of the city. The market is divided into two distinct parts. The first, which is outside, features food from all parts of the world(European, Asian, African etc.) The other part features plenty of products such as flowers, clothing, footwear, hardware and all types of antiques. The prices here are very low. We went this weekend to buy some vegetables. We spent € 10.5 in 3 leeks, 2 kilos of mandarins, 6 potatoes, 1 butternut squash, 3 and 4 courgettes cucumbers. In the market, the prices are a little higher. The market holds beautiful stands of vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, specialty breads, as well as small independent shops that sell biological tea and a small Asian restaurant to relax after your shopping. On market mornings, even on Sundays, all the bars and restaurants on the square are open for people to come and have a drink and eat the "poulet rôti" that you most likely just bought from the market.
In December and January, you can visit the city of Lille from above, thanks to the great wheel. It's cheap, lasts about fifteen minutes, and you can admire the entire city, including the ceilings and statues covered with gold. You'll have a good time, whether as lovers or friends, and you can take beautiful photos or experience a moment of excitement and fear, for those of you who suffer from vertigo.
Depending on the time of year, the traditional Touquet market is held on Mondays, Thursdays or Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm. It is in the main square with the arch, near the city center, and is unavoidable when visiting the area. It's possible to distinguish between the outdoor market and the internal market (the covered market). The indoor market was built between 1927 and 1932. Its has a crescent shape and was built with stone vaults which has earned it the rank of historic heritage monument. As it is a meeting and exchange point, it is possible to find a large number of local, regional produce, seafood and fruits and vegetables in season. The outdoor market is in the market square and is under the arch of the clock. It's essentially textiles, shoes and various stalls that give it a very lively atmosphere.