Students at the Lille Christmas Market
In the early hours of the final day of the autumn term 2019 a coach party left The Harefield Academy on a mission to snap up the Christmas bargains on offer in the vibrant French city of Lille.
Waved through the border formalities and whisked through the Eurotunnel we travelled across the blanket of Brussels sprouts which is French Flanders ready to arrive at our destination: Lille Christmas Market.
As happy as turkeys pardoned for Thanksgiving and with euros in our pockets we were very much at home in Lille. Getting lost in the old town, stranded on top of the open Ferris wheel and momentarily participating with les gilet jaunes only added to our sense of adventure.
It was a great way to end the year by going somewhere we had never been before.