Wazemmes is a working-class neighbourhood to the southwest of Lille centre, about a 20-minute walk from the Grand Place. The food market takes place every day, except Monday, in a covered building that dates back to 1869.
Open from 8am-8pm Tuesday to Saturday and 8am-3pm on Sundays, it’s a good place to go for coffee and a browse and pick up some local specialties. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays the market spills out of the main building and into the square in and around St-Pierre-St-Paul church, and turns into a much bigger, more general market.
You’ll still find food and drink, but also clothes, jewellery, bric-a-brac, vintage and second-hand goods. It’s one of the biggest markets in France, so prepare yourself for crowds, especially on Sundays.