Lille in Photos

Before my stay in France, I asked the French exchange students where I should visit. My list already had the usual suspects, including Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Bordeaux. Amongst their suggestions was Lille, a city that I'd never heard of, which made me immediately skeptical. Did I really want to visit this relatively unheard of place more than somewhere else? As it turned out, I did. And while wandering through its streets, I couldn't help but wonder why other people didn't, too - why such a charming city seemed to be so off the radar. I'm glad that my path wound up going through here, and I hope that some day, you'll be able to discover its appeal yourself. 

 
Lille France
Lille France
Lille France
Lille France
 Lille is home to the largest market in all of France, the Marché de Wazemmes.

Lille is home to the largest market in all of France, the Marché de Wazemmes.

 My loyalties remain with the Marché des Lices in Rennes, which is the second largest market in France. The different between the two is that the Marché des Lices sells only food, whereas at the Marché de Wazemmes, you can find anything from toys to shoes to bargain underwear. Of course, the food section is my favorite part. 

My loyalties remain with the Marché des Lices in Rennes, which is the second largest market in France. The different between the two is that the Marché des Lices sells only food, whereas at the Marché de Wazemmes, you can find anything from toys to shoes to bargain underwear. Of course, the food section is my favorite part. 

 Marché de Wazemmes

Marché de Wazemmes

Lille France
Lille France
Lille France
Lille France
Lille France
Lille France
Lille France
Lille France
 I was lucky that my visit coincided with a six month arts festival called Lille Fantastique. There were exhibits all around the city. Pictured here is the Maison Tombée du Ciel. 

I was lucky that my visit coincided with a six month arts festival called Lille Fantastique. There were exhibits all around the city. Pictured here is the Maison Tombée du Ciel. 

 La Maison Tombée du ciel. The line. Inside, there was a small room where you could look up into a topsy-turvy bedroom and bathroom. 

La Maison Tombée du ciel. The line. Inside, there was a small room where you could look up into a topsy-turvy bedroom and bathroom. 

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Date: October 2012
Camera: Nikon D40