Lille Christmas Market

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As above, anyone here been to Lille on the Eurostar around christmas time? The Market looks very attractive and its only an our on the train from me.

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From
http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2009/sep/20/city-breaks-rail
BUT the site recommends Cologne as best for Christmas markets by euor rail as it has 6 different markets

For shopping: Lille
Time 1hr 20min: £59

Ridiculously easy to get to, Lille ticks every shopping box, from the Euralille complex with 160 shops to the cobbled old town. If money is no object head to rue de la Grand Chaussée, home to designer boutiques such as Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Lacoste – but it's the smaller shops on and around rue de la Monnaie, Lille's most beautiful street, lined with 18th- and 19th-century houses, that are really worth exploring. Foodie stops should include the Meert (meert.fr) tearoom on rue Esquermoise for lipsmacking pastries, and Philippe Olivier (3 rue du Cure St Etienne), one of France's top cheese shops.

• Stay at: Le Brueghel (00 33 320 060669; hotel-brueghel.com) is classically French, with an oak-panelled breakfast room and simple but comfortable bedrooms from €67 (breakfast €8.50)
 
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