Lille Christmas Markets

Resort:Lille Christmas Markets
Destination: Europe, France
Price From: £340.00


Standing on the banks of the Dele River close to France’s
northernmost border with Belgium, Lille is a magical destination
during the festive season. Discover the city’s atmospheric
Christmas Market, situated in the Place Rihour, where you can
sample traditional chestnut doughnuts as well as fragrant hot
spiced apple cider.



Day 1

London to Lille

Depart London St Pancras by Eurostar and journey to Brussels.
Here you’ll connect to Germany’s renowned high speed inter-city
railway which will whisk you to Cologne and then onto Berlin where
you will check into your hotel for a 3-night stay.


Days 2-3

The festive atmosphere of Lille

Standing on the banks of the Dele River close to France’s
northernmost border with Belgium, the city of Lille dates back to
the tenth century when the Counts of Flanders built a castle on an
‘island’ of dry land entirely surrounded by marshes. Over the next
two centuries L’isla (‘the island’) grew from a settlement into a
city with an estimated ten thousand inhabitants and rose to
prominence as a centre of trade and industry. Over the next couple
of days you are at leisure to explore and the Christmas Market is
an excellent place to begin at this time of year. Perhaps sample
the chestnut and hazelnut doughnuts and a reviving hot spiced apple
cider, or take a ride on the Ferris Wheel for great views over the
city. Held in the Place Rihour, Lille’s small Christmas Market
features arts, crafts, decorations and local cuisine and the city
is specially illuminated for the festivities; the bright Christmas
lights create a walkway down the Rue Nationale, making it a delight
to wander around.


Day 4

Lille to London

After leaving your hotel this morning, return to the train
station for the Eurostar that will take you directly to