We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Lille, France

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 212 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
A fun market

We have been to Christmas markets with more stalls in the UK. However, it is not just the market, but the fact that it is in the lovely city of Lille which makes the visit so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
markwatkinprice
,
Brighton, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 60: English reviews
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Christmas markets with more stalls in the UK. However, it is not just the market, but the fact that it is in the lovely city of Lille which makes the visit so worthwhile. The market was full of some predictable twt byt some pleasant surprises too. As it happens, the absolutely best thing was the local... More 

Helpful?
Thank markwatkinprice
Springfield
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just finished visiting the Christmas markets in Lille, Brussels, Aachen, and Cologne. Lille was by far the worst, in fact they don't even come close in comparison. Anyone who says this is a good Christmas market has never been to a real one. Lille is a nice town and worth spending a day if in the vicinity, but do... More 

Helpful?
Thank langdrul
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Very few market stalls not a lot on offer and very overpriced .I had one bratwurst and the price was 5 euros as were most food items on offer. The goods on offer on the stalls were not of good quality and again very overpriced. The small fair nearby does look very pretty at night when lights are on as... More 

Helpful?
Thank sharon F
Croydon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
130 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We were travelling to Lille for a different reason but decided to visit the Christmas market as it was on during our stay. The market is set in Place Rihour. We have been to a few other christmas markets, but found this to be very small. It has an entrance and exit so people tend to flow along one way.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Wig_Traveller
Mons, Belgium
Level Contributor
531 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This is a small but nice Christmas market. English is widely spoken, the vendors very friendly and the food delicious. It doesn't compare to larger German markets but it is well worth a visit while in Lille. Do take a ride on the ferries wheel; the bird's eye view of the city is wonderful.

Helpful?
Thank Zosia B
Margate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Went on a Eurostar day trip to Lille, primarily for the Christmas market. Do not waste your time or money going - there are only about 30 stalls, most of which have absolutely nothing to do with Christmas and you can get around in 10 minutes. I have been going to Christmas markets throughout Europe for the past 20 years... More 

Helpful?
Thank jrmargate
London
Level Contributor
522 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We took advantage of cheap Eurostar tickets for a day visit to Lille. We have been before and the main purpose was to shop at the Hyper market but the Christmas Market proved an added bonus.The market is enclosed with a monitored entrance and exit for added security. Compared to the German Markets this was quite small and didn't take... More 

Helpful?
Thank eonaLondon
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

By far the worst Christmas Market I have been to. We visited specifically for the Christmas Market and were really disappointed at the number and quality of stalls. As other reviews have highlighted, it's generally food and tat stalls with nothing for the kids whatsoever. There are a couple of rides (inc Ferris wheel) in the nearby square, but we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andy B
High Wycombe
Level Contributor
109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Place Rihour is currently home to Lille's Christmas market, which is well worth a visit. Good choice of handicrafts. Great food stall, or alternatively eat in the warmth in La Chicoree! Enjoy!

Helpful?
Thank craigvassie
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
664 reviews
257 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate that the Christmas market was on while we visited. There are lots of art and craft chalets. Lots to choose from .Thenthere are drink chalets pate's , food , toys. All in the centre . There were bag checks on entry. Situated not far from Gare Lille Europe and Gare Lille Flanders stations. A great place to... More 

Helpful?
Thank LOBSTER64

Travellers who viewed Place Rihour also viewed

 

Been to Place Rihour? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Place Rihour and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Place Rihour staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?