Christmas markets Northern France of Belgium

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  1. peterc10

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    Our daughter and son in law will be coming over from the USA to stay with us this Christmas.

    We were thinking of taking them in the motorhome to visit a Christmas market maybe on 19, 20 or 21 December. Are they still going that near Christmas? If so can anybody recommend one that we could go to with a Aire with electrics nearby. We could go as far as Brugge but not sure if they have a Christmas market
     
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    The one in Brugge is not the best IMO
    Just a few stalls selling the normal crap.
    But Brugge is a very nice place to visit.
    But I will still go this year as my daughter lives there.
    + its only 20km for me to drive:)
     
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    We have been to Brugge before and loved it, but in the middle of the summer. Going mainly for the market so if Brugge is not good we can go somewhere else.
     
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    Its only my opinion
    A lot of British come over for it.
    I have not been t any in France.
    I hink they are better in Germany but thats maybe a little too far
     
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    There's one in Brussels. What's that like?
     
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    There are 3 Christmas markets in Bruges. We only managed to find 2 of them. The atmosphere is fantastic, the sets are great (like the lid of an old tin of quality street, ice skaters on a backdrop of snow) but it's not good for Christmas shopping. I bought polar bears for our tree.
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    @chaser may be able to tell you about the market at Gravelines which he says is a good one but I don't think you'll get electric. But you could visit this one on a day trip. We enjoyed Bruges markets.
     
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    I have only ever been to the one in Bath and suffice to say I will never go to another one.
     
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    Winchester is the same as Bath, but Brugge was a lot better nowhere near as crowded for a start.
     
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    Don't know if that link works but that was gravelines two years ago, they have snow and animals and log fires , the lot not just stalls selling tat , so removed itdidn't work
     
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    Thanks but not really interested in ones in the UK. Our American son in law has never been to mainland Europe, so we want to combine it with a visit there.
     
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    WE have one in Bury St Edmunds every year around Christmas, and just like the ones abroad nice atmosphere, good to look, but way expensive.
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    No I know I'm working on it
     
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    Sorry about that it was up in the clouds(n)
     
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