DFDS Seaways is offering a great ferry deal to Dunkirk this Christmas for travellers who book a day trip on the Dover/Dunkirk crossing between specified dates.
The Lille Christmas market is a perfect destination for a festive trip or short break at under an hour’s drive from Dunkirk. The Flemish city hosts the largest Christmas market in Northern France and is especially enchanting during the festive season. A huge Christmas tree and giant Ferris wheel take centre stage in the main square and the Grand Place and the surrounding streets dazzle with lights, colour and the aromas of delicious food and drink.
The main Christmas marketplace is situated in Place Rihour where wooden chalets sell handmade toys, Christmas decorations, festive food and warming mugs of mulled wine. Lille is also a shopper’s paradise, as the city centre boasts a wide range of excellent shops and boutiques – almost 4000 shops in total! One of the advantages of travelling by car and ferry is that there are no luggage restrictions, which means you can stock up on Christmas presents, regional delicacies or wine and beer. There are a number of museums and restaurants that specialise in Flemish and French cuisine and lots of great places to rest over a cup of steaming hot chocolate or delicious French coffee. The cobbled streets of the old part of the city have a delightfully old fashioned Christmas feel, and are home to a heady mix of boutique shops and cosy cafes and restaurants – we especially like to stop at Meert (27 rue Esquermoise), one of the oldest chocolate shops in France!
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