The Lille Braderie (French: Braderie de Lille) is a braderie, or annual street market/flea market, that takes place on the weekend of the first Sunday of September in the city of Lille, north of France, Hauts-de-France region. Its origins date back to the 12th century and it welcomes between two and three million visitors each year. The Braderie de Lille is one of the largest gatherings in France and the largest flea market in Europe. The braderie counting 100km of display for 10,000 exhibitors.
This event is also surrounded by concerts, a fun fair, an increased catering in the city (various mobile stands as well as the traditional dish of Moules-frites in restaurants with regional beers), a half-marathon that precedes it, and is an opportunity for many (especially for the student population of Lille) to party all night in the city and in its many bars. One of the emblems is the heaps of mussels shells from restaurants, which are gradually growing.
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