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 …
Shopping in France
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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…
We all love shopping in France, from popping to la boulangerie for your daily baguette to browsing a DIY store seeking goodies for your new French property. This page provides a rundown of the names of French shops that you are likely to come…
The lower house in France has unanimously voted in favour of measures to reduce food waste, including a ban on food disposal by large supermarkets.
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.
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.
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 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…
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?
A new bill is to be revealed next month that would allow shops to open on Sundays, breaking away from the long-standing French tradition of Sunday rest.
If you need to return faulty goods to a shop in France, our handy glossary will come in very handy.
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.
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…
Are you going shopping for groceries? Here is a handy glossary of common words and phrases.
Clothing sizes in the US and UK are different from those used in France and the rest of the continent. For example, a UK men’s shoe size of 8 corresponds to a USA shoe size of 9 and a French…