LA BRADERIE IN THE DISTRICTS OF LILLE
In French, « brader » means « sell at low cost » and it's a fact: : during the Braderie, everything can be sold or bought!
Pedestrians are the real masters of the city during the two days and, obviously, this is the best way to reach the different districts and their peculiar offers.
Hôtel de Ville / Saint-Sauveur : More than 5 000 people are involved in the half-marathon and other races (10 000 m and baby-marathon) on Saturday morning. All around the Paris gate, is located the non profit organisations on the place Simon Vollant.
City Centre / pedestrian areas (Rue Neuve, rue de Béthune, rue du Sec-Arembault) : Offers from the local shops (cheap prices on the summer collections).
Boulevard Jean-Baptiste Lebas : Exclusively dedicated to profesional antique dealers, as well as the boulevard Louis XIV and the rues Debierre and du Réduit.
Wazemmes : A nice and unique atmosphere on Sunday morning, when the Braderie meet the multiculti and colourful local market, all around the place de la Nouvelle Aventure.
Boulevard Victor Hugo and Moulins district (rues d’Arras, de Douai, de Cambrai et de Maubeuge) : The best district for the real second-hand goods sale, well kept by the inhabitants of the district.
Vieux Lille : The narrow street of this old district are occupied not only by nice stalls from the luxury boutiques, but also by second-hand goods sale. Here, eclecticism is a key word !
Façade de l'Esplanade : Belle brocante (furniture, bibelots and trinkets, nice tableware, collections and so on) along the river Deûle. The Champ de Mars, is the perfect place to have some fun and sensations: more than 200 machines and attractions welcome visitors on Saturday evening and even all night long until 5:00am.
Porte de Roubaix / Opéra : This is the "Quartier des Arts". About 30 British dealers in secondhand will welcome you in these streets: follow the Union Jack!