2 Million Shoppers and a Pile of Mussels – Lille Braderie in Lille, France

Feast your eyes on largest flea market in Europe.

Feast your eyes on largest flea market in Europe.

The biggest antique, flea and bric-a-brac street market in Europe is held annually in Lille, Northern France. If you didn’t have a chance to wander through last weekend’s Lille Braderie, take a look at what you missed.

The whole city of Lilles becomes a market during this annual event.

The whole city of Lille becomes a market during this annual event.

Over 2 million people descend upon Lille to scour high and low for one of a kind finds. Pretty much the whole city is on sale as a flurry of professional collectors, businesses and even amateurs lay out their wares.

You'll find large and small ticket items at this secondhand shopper's dream.

You'll find large and small ticket items at this secondhand shopper's dream.

Aside from browsing secondhand goods, the market event is know for their moules-frites tradition. Restaurants serve mussels and fries, piling the discarded shells outside for a friendly competition to see who has the biggest pile.

A delicious meal of mussels and fries.

A delicious meal of mussels and fries.

Check it Out

Don’t miss the next Lille Braderie! The event is held the first weekend of September every year in Lille, France. Check out Lille’s Department of Tourism for more information.

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