Closing Reception (29 May)
From 19:00 to 23:00 at Bazaar St-So.
Since the venue is located walking distance from the city centre and most of the hotels, there will be no bus shuttle organised.
Bazaar St-So in Lille is a captivating and eclectic marketplace that encapsulates the essence of the city’s vibrant culture and spirit.
Nestled in the heart of Lille, this bustling bazaar is a treasure trove of unique finds, from artisanal crafts and vintage treasures to exotic spices and delectable street food. It’s a place where local artisans and traders come together to showcase their talents, offering a diverse array of products that cater to every taste and interest.
Whether you’re on the hunt for one-of-a-kind souvenirs, seeking to explore the rich tapestry of Lille’s artistic community, or simply looking for a delightful day out, Bazaar St-So provides an immersive and immersive experience that allows you to dive headfirst into the city’s vibrant atmosphere.
This lively and charming marketplace is not just a shopping destination; it’s a cultural and sensory adventure, making it a must-visit for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the unique atmosphere of Lille.
The Bazaar St-So is a former train station that has become a 5,000 m² new place dedicated to the creative economy. Opened in September 2020, and located in the city center of Lille, it receives 130 companies daily for 300 permanent residents divided between workshops, shared offices and coworking.
Innovative, abundant and open, the Bazaar St-So is a place dedicated to creative activities that promote social values. The intention is to federate under the same roof a diversity of practices conducive to the development of the activity and mutual enrichment to contribute to the emergence of innovative projects.
The place also hosts training courses, conferences, workshops and festive events on a daily basis during the week and on weekends, in addition to offering free coworking open to all. All these elements make the Bazaar St-So a point of convergence and exchange with the public while ensuring its residents visibility and influence in the Lille metropolis and beyond.
The Bazaar St So is a former station that has become a third place of 5,000 m² dedicated to the creative economy: designers, craftsmen, scenographers … Located in the city center in a former freight station, it receives 300 people daily, and hosts training courses, conferences, festive events during the week and on weekends.
The place is supported by two major actors : the European cooperative Smart and the cluster “Initiatives and Cité”.
Smart is a European workers’ cooperative that allows entrepreneurs to develop their activity without going through the creation of a sole proprietorship. Established in more than 40 large European cities, it offers its members to invest in premises of this type, often in connection with a vast partnership ecosystem.
Initiatives et Cité is a cluster of the social and solidarity economy bringing together 20 companies and associations dedicated to supporting project leaders.
The association of these two structures made it possible to respond to the opportunity offered by the City of Lille to carry out the work in this historic place but also to then carry out its operation and animation, for the benefit of an abundant creative community in the region.
Today the place brings together 127 different companies, for 304 residents.