Shopping in France

Shopping in France. Your favourite products and where to buy them

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Market in Provence ©Sylvia Davis

Markets in Provence

Visiting an open-air market in Provence is one of life’s great little pleasures. Market day has been a way of life for Provençals for generations. The market serves a social function bringing together the community each week …

Christmas 2015 Galeries Lafayette Paris Photo by Sylvia Davis

Shopping in Paris at Christmas

Take a short break in Paris this winter and see if a breath of French air can’t make Christmas shopping memorable for all the right reasons: original gift ideas, money saving opportunities, pit-stops at Ladurée…

The Walkers' favourite gîte in the Dordogne

Bargain hunting in the Dordogne

Jill Walker, her husband Peter and their dogs Archie and Lilly are regulars in France. She can’t resist a good brocante and has started selling French home accessories in England.

Photo Dordogne Perigord Tourisme

Market day in the Dordogne

Market day is important in rural Dordogne – an opportunity to buy fresh food from local producers and catch up on news from friends and neighbours in the area. If you are used to supermarket fruits and vegetables, be prepared to change your shopping habits forever.


A guide to shopping in France

From the dazzling boutiques on Avenue Georges V in Paris to the most humble of brocantes stuffed with dusty must-have antiques in a sleepy Dordogne village. From out-of-town, bargain-filled factory outlets to classical arcades in elegant cities, France offers the

Shopping in France: your consumer rights

Shopping is almost a rite of passage when you want to enjoy the French way of life, and any shopaholic can easily get carried away by the fantastic diversity of products on offer in l’Hexagone. To shop with peace of

Photo by Didriks via Flickr

French Cookware Explained

France is renowned for its cuisine, and French chefs have traditionally set the standard for culinary excellence across the world… so what are the tools that French chefs rely on?

guide to markets in provence ©Jeremie78

Markets Days in Provence

Market day in Provence is not just a day for selling and buying, it’s a major social event, an excuse to chat with friends, an intrinsic part of French life. There’s nothing quite like the hustle, bustle and noise, jostling with people of all ages and sizes amongst stalls.

Shopping online from France

Many overseas residents in France choose to live in rural communities where shopping options may be rather limited. But shopping via the internet offers a solution for many…