Tag: Lille

Restaurant Reviews

Les Compagnons de la Grappe

Photo Credit: http://www.cartesurtables.com/ Les Compagnons de la Grappe **** (out of 5) 26 rue Lepelletier Lille, 59000, France Neatly-tucked away from the hustle of Lille’s centre, Les Compagnons de la Grappe offers traditional Flemish andContinue reading

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The Chantilly Castle

Having experienced Lille’s braderie in 2010, we decided to escape it this time. Although vintage and antique shopping does hold a particular attraction to us, but the circumstances haven’t changed – the kids dislike crowdsContinue reading

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Clement Marot

Clement Marot ***/* 16 rue de Pas, 59000 Lille, France www.clement-marot.com  I wondered if we’d be lucky to get a table at lunch at this Michelin-starred restaurant. The main seating area got filled up rightContinue reading

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L’Ecume des Mers

L’Ecume des Mers (***/*) 10 Rue Pas 59000 Lille 03 20 54 95 40Apparently, places like these do exist – impeccable service by rather arrogant but nevertheless efficient waiters in crisp white shirts who appearContinue reading

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Le Lion Bossu

Le Lion  Bossu ***** Courtesy of www.lelionbossu.com The meal at this very cosy restaurant was absolutely fabulous! In spite of its numerous awards, reviews,  and accolades, we did not have difficulty getting a table forContinue reading

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Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle

Another Wednesday… I took the Little Nomads to the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle with a collection, which is “unique in France and includes over 250,000 objects”. The collection has certainly outgrown its building – thereContinue reading

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The Wazemmes Market

One of the largest markets in France, the Wazemmes Market combines the liveliness of French markets’ afternoons and the hustle of a Middle-eastern bazaar. Open 3 days a weeks, the market draws the biggest crowdContinue reading

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Sauerkraut is faux pas

Ok, with the weather getting chilly, my brain gives out a signal screaming for comfort food. A very common Russian винегрет would do it. Nor problem making it, really, IF you manage to find sauerkraut.Continue reading

Restaurant Reviews

Le Compostelle

Le Compostelle ***/* The lunch menu featured EU22 / EU17 for a 3-course / 2-course meal. For starters, I had Cannelloni Shrimp, with chopped seafood and vegetables wittily stuffed in a cucumber and carrot cone. PresentedContinue reading

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A Glimpse of Lille, France

A Book Market in the Stock Exchange building Canon balls stuck in the facade after an Austrian siege of the late 1700-ies Lille’s own Belfry tower The Impression of the Day. French take their sauceContinue reading

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Braderie de Lille

The tradition of Braderie, a giant flea market, is Lille’s annual tradition. It is the largest in Europe and is said to have originated 500 years ago.  It is supposed that the tradition dates fromContinue reading