The open market, Marché de Wazemmes, is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday morning, but the busiest day is definitely Sunday. Merchants sell everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to books and stationery, suitcases and shoes, and even perfume.
La Braderie is an annual street fair held every September, for which millions of people come to Lille. You will find everything: paintings, antiques, ornaments, furniture. Inhabitants are partying, eating mussels with French fries and drinking beer (the famous “moules-frites”!), in a very cheerful atmosphere.